[Temp Job] Junior Casual Research Assistant (apply by 31 Jan 2020)

Junior Casual Research Assistant for NUS‒NParks Marine Debris Project
2 months position; apply by 31 Jan 2020

The Research Assistant will assist in the NUS‒NParks Marine Debris Project and primarily involve data compilation.

Job requirements:

  1. Minimum ‘A’ level Biology
  2. Familiar with the use of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  3. Strong written, communication, and oral skills.
  4. Meticulous, good organizational skills and able to focus on detail.
  5. Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  6. Must possess a personal laptop.

Desirable – have some knowledge of marine debris and local environmental efforts.

This is a part-time position, with hourly pay dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Ms Joleen Chan (NUS Department of Biological Sciences) at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg. Shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview by early Feb 2020.

Internship openings at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve Communication, Education and Public Awareness team

Advert from NParks

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) is a branch under the Conservation Division in NParks which is responsible for safeguarding our Nature Reserves and Nature Parks.

SBWR is seeking interns who wish to have a unique opportunity in experiencing various management practices to preserve the ecological health of Singapore’s most famous mangrove and wetland reserve. More specifically the intern will join our Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) program team.

The job scope includes:

  • Assist or lead signature outreach events and programmes unique to SBWR
  • Design outreach collaterals for various public and educational groups
  • Public and volunteers engagement to raise awareness for wetland conservation
  • Logistics preparations

This internship is suitable for someone who has deep passion for nature conservation, enjoys engaging people, a team player, and has an aptitude for developing outreach activities and materials creatively. Ideally the internship is for five to six months (eg. LSM4299 students), but we can consider other internship duration.

If you have desire in contributing to the conservation cause, please contact Robin Ngiam (ngiam_wen_jiang@nparks.gov.sg) or Florence Sim (florence_sim@nparks.gov.sg) for an interview.  

Honours Year Internship with NParks Community in Nature (Dec 2019 – mid June 2020)

Job Scope

The successful applicant is required to support programmes that promote collaboration and partnerships in conserving Singapore’s natural heritage. Examples of programmes include NParks Community in Nature (CIN) Biodiversity Watches, Festival of Biodiversity and CIN school programmes.
Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, organising and conducting outreach programmes.
  • Creating suitable materials for these programmes.
  • Assisting in research and field trips.
  • Managing logistics and other administrative duties.
  • Processing of data collected by citizen scientists.

Any Other Requirements (e.g. to indicate preference for students’ course)

  • Strong background in biological sciences or related discipline.
  • Good interpersonal, written and communication skills, with the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Familiarity with online medium, audio and visual equipment, for the development of educational materials.
  • An organised, creative and resourceful team player who can meet deadlines.
  • Keen interest in nature conservation and outreach and enjoys working in an outdoor environment.
  • Proficiency in nature photography, film production or design-related media (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus.

Apply with the following documents to CIN@nparks.gov.sg with the subject: 2020 FYI Application

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Photography, film or design-related portfolio, if any

More information available in this document: BIP-FYI-Internship-info_2019_2020.pdf

Job: Full-time or part-time position of Research Assistant (Oct – Dec 2019) at CIL (possible extension)

The Centre for International Law, NUS, is looking for a Research Assistant for a multi-disciplinary research project on marine international law and policy, marine sciences and pollution from marine plastics

Full-time or part-time position of Research Assistant

This is a 3-months position starting 1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 2019 to support completion of the research project under a grant from UN Environment through the Coordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA).

This grant is designed to support the development of an East Asian Seas Regional Node (RNSEA) of the GPML (Global Partnership on Marine Litter). It is based on a initial research project which resulted in a report: “A review of research on marine plastics in Southeast Asia: Who does what?” [link]

This position will involve:

  1. Support to the development of deliverables in the project with particular tasks to be defined for each by the team;
  2. Study of different research streams and proposals to combat pollution from marine plastics;
  3. Liaising with marine scientists and network design experts;
  4. Organisation for and participation to SEA of solutions in Bangkok, November 2019

This position is opened to 4th-year students and graduates with the following skills and experience: 

  • Preferred degrees: Bachelor or graduate degree including the study of international public law, public policy and public affairs, international relations, marine sciences and/or geography in the context of environmental sustainability;
  • Rigourous research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication skills / simple drafting style suitable for policy reports to be read by non-experts;
  • Solid experience in policy analysis in the context of issues of sustainability, climate change and marine conservation;
  • Ability to work independently and understand the needs of different stakeholder groups.

There is a possibility of extending this 3-months long position to one year or more for other projects in marine environmental law, policy and science. Send your CV and statement of interest to younalyons@nus.edu.sg, project lead.

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

[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.