Honours year Internship @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Dec 2019 – May 2020)

Job opening for a final year intern to support bird conservation work at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Duration: Dec 2019 to May 2020

Duties would include

  • Assist in conducting bird ringing, bird census, data entry and other bird-related activities
  • Assist in data analysation and literature review for a shorebird migration and local movement study
  • Participation in routine works in the Nature Reserve and support other activities such as benthic and invasive mussel surveys

It would be helpful if the student is familiar with GIS software and/or has data analysation skills.

The interest student may contact David Li at david_li@nparks.gov.sg

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[Job] Two Student Research Assistants at NUS CIL

The NUS Centre for International Law is looking for two Student Research Assistants for a multi-disciplinary research project on data, law, policy, science and the protection and management of the marine environment.

These positions are created for an 18-months long feasibility study for the development of a Knowledge Organisation System of Marine Environmental data for Southeast Asia (KOSMESEA) to support implementation of marine environmental law and policy. This multi- disciplinary project brings together expertise in marine law and policy, marine sciences and informatics including database systems and technology.


Position 1. Part-Time Student Research Assistant (Marine Science)
The purpose of this part-time (50%) position is to contribute to the following project components:

  • Inventory of databases, data repositories and other specialized platforms for regional data;
  • Analysis of overlaps and gaps with respect to selected taxa and possible alternative sources (including data extraction from published literature);
  • Assistance in collection and organization of unrecorded reports and documents;
  • Assistance in the organization of consultation of biodiversity database coordinators and of a regional workshop.

This is a 6-month renewable position. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in marine biology and/or marine ecology. They must also demonstrate the ability to work independently while being part of and receiving guidance from a multi-disciplinary team. Send CV and statement of interest to younalyons@nus.edu.sg.


Position 2. Part-Time Student Research Assistant (IT)

The purpose of this part-time (50%) position is to contribute to the following project components:

  • Database architecture research, review and analyses.
  • Proposal for a database architecture for KOSMESEA.

This is a 6-month renewable position. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree but not necessarily in Information Technology (IT). They must have a strong understanding of IT and database architectures (e.g. data warehousing, data virtualization, etc). They must also demonstrate the ability to work independently while being part of and receiving guidance from a multi-disciplinary team. Send CV and statement of interest to hengkek@nus.edu.sg.


[Job] Research Fellow / Research Associate / Research Assistant in Urban Landscape Ecology

We (Dr. Chong Kwek Yan, A/P Hugh Tan, and A/P Darren Yeo) have a six-year funded project that seeks to develop an index of the biodiversity in urban areas. We are looking for one research staff, preferably a post-doctoral fellow (but see Requirements below), to join the team. The standard contract duration is one year but is renewable contingent upon good performance until the end of the project (estimated to be 30 June 2022).

Responsibilities

  • Develop an automated workflow to classify urban greenery cover and water bodies from freely available satellite imagery and spatial data sets.
  • Analyze the relationships between the urban landscape and field data collected on bird, butterfly, odonate, and anuran communities.
  • Lead the research team in project management, including working closely with the collaborating government agency, and drafting project progress reports and slides for and minutes of progress meetings.
  • Lead the writing of scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Mentor undergraduate research students contributing to the research project.

Requirements

Preferably a PhD with demonstrated experience in landscape/spatial ecology and/or remote sensing projects; or a MSc in Applied Geographic Information Systems, or computer science or computer engineering with demonstrated experience in remote sensing, image classification, and spatial analytics. A BSc (Honours) with an excellent track record in related projects and publications and the relevant skill sets would also be considered.

More importantly, we are looking for following skills and experience:

  • Proficiency in open-source scripting languages for image classification, spatial analysis, and statistical analyses, such as R or Python.
  • Evidence of excellent writing (in English), including the ability to draft manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Good project management skills, including time management and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in and potentially lead a small team.
  • Good verbal and scientific communication skills, including the ability to work with government agencies.
  • Experience working with both freely available as well as commercially acquired high resolution satellite or drone imagery as well as spatial data sets, in particular related to the urban landscape.
  • Experience using deep-learning techniques to map elements of urban greenery, such as individual trees, would be advantageous.
  • Some experience with field surveys of urban wildlife.

Please apply online at this link. For any queries please contact Dr. Chong.

 

Job: Part-Time Student Assistant for Ecological Traits Project (Singaporean only; 6-12 hours/week in Sep–Dec 2019)

Part Time Student Assistant for Ecological Traits Project
Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore – ETH Centre

Job: Part Time Research Assistant for the Ecological Traits Project. Singaporean only

Description: The ecological traits project compare plant functional traits among different ecosystems in Singapore. We seek a motivated Singaporean student who could assist with fieldwork in the rainforests and laboratory analysis of plant functional traits. The fieldwork will be conducted at various sites, with a focus on Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Student will assist with leaf collection in the field. Laboratory work will be conducted at the NUS-Yale Laboratory. Student must be comfortable working in the forests.

Duration: The employment period is from now until December 2019.

Time commitment: The student should expect about 12 hours of work time per week during the non-examination period, with a minimum block of 6 hours required in the field, including traveling time. We are able to accommodate flexible days and time where necessary.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Zuzana Drillet at drillet@arch.ethz.ch or phone +65 85544235 for more details.

Position is opened until filled.

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