Jobs: Camphora is hiring several Flora Specialists and Fauna Specialists (1-year contract) in January 2023

04 Jan 2023 – Biodiversity and Impact Assessment consultants Camphora Pte Ltd is hiring in anticipation of new projects. Several positions are available for these two appointments: Flora Specialist and Fauna Specialist.

See the job details online 

  • Flora Specialist [link]
  • Fauna Specialist [link]

Applications are open so apply immediately!


Jobs: Two Research Assistant positions in wildlife trade with Roman Carassco

A/Prof Roman Carassco (NUS DBS) is inviting applications for two Research Assistant positions to work on projects related to wildlife trade: (i) wildlife trade demand reduction of saiga (Saiga tatarica) horn and (ii) population modelling of species involved in traditional Chinese medicine.

The research assistant positions will involve: (i) behavioural intervention survey design and statistical analysis; and (ii) geographic information systems and mathematical modelling of species population dynamics using historical data.

The applicants would have either a degree related to ecology, geography, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, psychology or related disciplines.

  • The position is for two years and starts by March 2023.
  • The salary is $3,500 per month and includes medical benefits. CPF for Singaporean nationals are in addition to the salary.
  • One of the positions would involve spending 4-6 months at the University of Oxford with collaborators.

Please send your CV to before the 20th of January 2023 including a section describing your quantitative skills and previous research work. A cover letter is not necessary.

The successful applicant will join the BioEcon Lab ( at the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore.

Job (Apr 2022): Intertidal Fauna Specialist (1-year contract) @ Camphora

Job: Intertidal Fauna Specialist (Contract) at Camphora

Camphora is a collective that provides integrated flora, fauna and arboriculture baseline data to inform design intent and formulate solutions for ecological conservation.

We are seeking to hire an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who has a passion for biodiversity and enjoys working in the outdoors.

You will mainly be assisting in the following (but not limited to):

  • Planning and execution of marine and terrestrial surveys
  • Integrate biodiversity findings into biodiversity impact assessment
  • Conduct inspections at development sites
  • Manage project deliverables
  • Report writing 
  • Attend and prepare for meetings  

Job Requirements

  • Diploma/Degree in Environmental Science or related fields; with background in marine ecology
  • Passionate about biodiversity conservation
  • Responsible, independent, and possess strong interpersonal skills 
  • Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  • Familiarity with identification of marine/intertidal fauna to species level, and further specific ID skills in molluscs and/or crustaceans will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in GIS or data analytic will also be an advantage

Applicants with at least 2 years of work experience preferred, but fresh graduates are welcomed to apply. 

The appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will commensurate with
qualification and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at

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Jobs (Apr 2022): Two RA positions (data centric) with the “Linking the Digital Humanities to Biodiversity History in Singapore and Southeast Asia” project

Yale-NUS is advertising two research positions for 2nd upper honours or MSc graduates (science preferred but not necessary):

  1. Research Assistant (Data Selection – Plants) [see requirements here: Yale-NUS RA_data selection plants_JD.pdf]
  2. Research Assistant (Database Coordinator) [see requirements here: Yale-NUS RA_database coordinator_JD.pdf]

These interesting positions are offered under the project, “Linking the Digital Humanities to Biodiversity History in Singapore and Southeast Asia”.

Job (Apr 2022): Wildlife Forensics @ NParks (9-month contract)

NParks has advertised this position

You will be part of the Centre for Animal and Veterinary Service (CAVS) team under the Professional and Scientific Services (PSS) Division and the Centre for Wildlife Forensic’s (CWF) Molecular diagnostics team.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team at the CAVS and CWF, you will be responsible for providing professional and competent diagnostic and test development support. Training will be provided in molecular techniques such as whole-genome sequencing and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) discovery.

Duties include:

  • Developing, establishing, and validating various molecular techniques for the identification of wildlife samples.
  • Developing, establishing, and validating genotyping techniques for the determination of the genetic geographic provenance and population assignment of wild animals.
  • Participate in the maintenance of a laboratory quality system according to ISO17025:2017.

Please read details at the Careers @ Gov portal.

Job (Apr 2022): Full-time Teaching Assistant (FTTA) for the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-based Climate Solutions @ NUS DBS

Job: Graduate in life sciences or related degree: Full-time Teaching Assistant (FTTA) for the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-based Climate Solutions at Department of Biological Sciences 

The FTTA will support the fieldwork, computer labs (R, data analysis and spatial modelling) and manage guest lectures and internship opportunities for the programme.

Please see Careers @ NUS: