Student Research Assistant for NUS‒NParks Marine Debris Project (2‒4 months)
The Student Research Assistant will assist in the NUS‒NParks Marine Debris Project, which involves establishing a national baseline data of marine debris. The role involves mainly assistance in the processing of microplastic samples and possibly in marine debris monitoring programme, and volunteer management.
The position is part-time with hourly wages.
The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Sorting and identifying of microplastics from sediments.
- Assisting in marine debris field surveys at coastal areas.
- Compiling existing data from International Coastal Cleanup Singapore and data management.
- Must be a current undergraduate in a local university.
- At least A’level / Diploma knowledge in Biology.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Meticulous and responsible with samples and data management.
- Strong oral, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
- Training will be provided but some experience in sorting (e.g., macroinvertebrate sorting) would be useful.
- Some knowledge and experience in marine debris.
- Experience in data and volunteer management.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Ms Joleen Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 July 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be notified for the interview by mid–July 2018.
The Insect Diversity Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, is in search of a full-time Research Assistant. We study global insect diversity with current focus on bees and related wasps of Southeast Asia. A key goal is to develop taxonomic infrastructure and to use this to advance research on insect urban ecology, behaviour, and conservation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Data entry and management of specimen and bibliographic databases.
- Technical and report/scientific paper editing.
- Field sampling of bees/wasps using a sweep net.
- Processing of collected specimens (pinning, labelling, curating, dissection for DNA).
- Specimen imaging using an imaging system.
- Acting as a liaison with various external agencies, e.g. NParks to obtain permits.
- Prior experience in the field of entomology will help greatly but can be picked up on the job.
- Written and verbal competency in the English language is a necessity.
- Prior technical expertise or familiarity with software used in data management, analysis, and visualization is preferred.
- Additional abilities/experience in statistics and/or genomics is desirable, but absence of either is not a preclusion for consideration of hire.
- The candidate should be conscientious and adaptive, and enthusiastic about working with insects both alive and dead.
- The job requires attention to detail and the ability to maintain focus when working independently.
- This position is for 1 year, with potential for renewal.
- Applicants should be ready to start work in August/September.
- Degree in Life Sciences or related field.
- Remuneration: SGD $3,000/month (dependent on qualifications and includes CPF contribution for Singaporeans/PR).
- Interested applicants should submit their CV, a short write-up about how this job may contribute to the applicant’s long term goals, and a sample of their academic writing.
- Please submit these to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Short-listed applicants will be notified for an interview
Assistant Professor John Stoskopf Ascher
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
14, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543