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