Internship: Full time 6-month WSG SGUnited paid Traineeship begins 15 March 2022 (application deadline 28 Feb 2022)

Internship opportunity: Full time 6-month WSG SGUnited paid Traineeship (application
deadline 28 Feb 2022), begins 15 March 2022 

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is looking for a full-time 6-month paid traineeship. Applicants interested in developing project-based taxonomic and curatorial skillsets encompassing from-field-to-shelf techniques are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a motivated and hands-on individual who will assist with the (1) scientific bioimaging of museum collection and research specimens, (2) curation of the museum’s entomological collection, (3) specimen-based research and (4) specimen collection efforts in local field surveys.

Primary Duties:

  1. Museum digitization efforts, involving high-resolution macrophotography of museum collection and research specimens
  2. Curation of the museum’s entomological collections, involving sorting, preserving and vouchering of specimens
  3. Engaging in entomological research processes, involving specimen dissection and molecular work (depending on trainee aptitude)
  4. Participating in local field surveys and specimen collections (depending on trainee aptitude)

Training will be provided on the methods and safe practices of handling preservatives and specimens.

Requirements:      

  • Graduated or graduating from NUS in calendar year 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive); or graduated earlier and completed National Service between 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive); 
  • Have not started any SGUnited Traineeship attachment with NUS previously. Trainees who
  • have completed SGUnited Traineeship attachment with other organisations may be considered; 
  • Must be able to begin the internship by 15 March 2022 and commit to the programme on a full-time basis for 6 months when they start the programme.
  • Must not be afraid of seeing, and handling dead insects
  • Must have a keen interest in insects and the natural world
  • Patience and able to cope with repetitive work
  • Open to learning new skills and assist in fieldwork
  • Have no known allergies to ethanol, moth balls (naphthalene or 1,4-dichlorobenzene), and formaldehyde.

To apply, please write to Dr. Yuchen Ang (nhmay (at) nus.edu.sg) with the email title “2022 WSG internship with LKCNHM” along with a short paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this internship, as well as an attached CV document.

Application closes on 28 Feb 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Two job opportunities (1-year Contract) at Camphora, for a fauna specialist and a flora specialist; fresh grads may apply

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

They have two openings for 1-year contract jobs.

1) Job: Fauna specialist (1-year Contract) at Camphora

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 fauna surveys, including day and night surveys
  • Integrate faunal findings into biodiversity impact assessment
  • Conduct inspections at development sitesManage project deliverables
  • Report writing
  • Attend and prepare for meetings

Job Requirements

  • A degree in Environmental Biology, Zoology or related fields
  • 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
  • Training will be provided but familiarity with species identification of a particular faunal group (terrestrial/freshwater/marine) will be an advantage. 
  • Knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

Appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.

 

2) Job: Flora specialist (1-year Contract) at Camphora

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

Job Duties And Responsibilities

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

  • Planning and execution of flora surveys
  • Integrate floristic findings with faunal and arboriculture findings in biodiversity impact assessment
  • Manage project deliverables
  • Report writing
  • Attend and prepare for meetings  

Job Requirements

  • A degree in Environmental Biology, Botany, Zoology, Horticulture or related fields
  • Passionate about plants, botany and horticulture
  • 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
  • Training will be provided but familiarity with local flora will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

The appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.

 

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Job: Freshwater Ecologist (1-year Contract) with Camphora

Job: Freshwater Ecologist (Contract)

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

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

Job Duties And Responsibilities
You will mainly be assisting in the following (but not limited to):

  • Planning and execution of aquatic 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

  • Degree in Environmental Science or related fields; with background in aquatic 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 local freshwater fauna.
  • Knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

Applicants with at least 2 years of work experience preferred, but fresh graduates are welcome 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 derek@camphora.com.sg.

Job: Marine Ecologist (1-year contract) with 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. 

Job Duties And Responsibilities:
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:

  1. Degree in Environmental Science or related fields; with background in marine ecology.
  2. Passionate about biodiversity conservation
  3. Responsible, independent, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  4. Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  5. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  6. Familiarity with identification of marine/intertidal fauna, and knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

Applicants with at least 2 years of work experience are preferred, but fresh graduates are welcomed to apply. 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 derek@camphora.com.sg.

Job: Full-Time Teaching Assistant at the College of Humanities and Sciences (BSc Hons, two positions, 2-year renewable contract)

CHS

Job: Full-Time Teaching Assistant at the College of Humanities and Sciences (BSc Hons, two positions, 2-year renewable contract).

All 2,000+ incoming Arts and Science students at the new College of Humanities and Sciences will read a common curriculum of 13 modules. An integrated module of this curriculum is Scientific Inquiry 1 – HSI1000 “How Science Works, Why Science Works”. This module will enhance students with an overt and applied understanding of the scientific method, which is an effective problem-solving tool for any situation.

HSI1000 will provide an interactive experience of labs, workshops, field trips and panel discussions, and is helmed by a team of motivated and experienced educators from the Faculty of Science – Ryan P. A. Bettens & Adrian M. Lee (chemistry), Yeo Ye & Sor Chorng Haur (physics), Seow Teck Keong & N. Sivasothi (biological sciences).

Full-Time Teaching Assistants (FTTAs) will be at the forefront of the module, working closely with the module professors, and facilitate small group sessions at the lab, workshops and field trips, mentor students, facilitate panel discussions and oversee student needs.  

We are pleased to be able to recruit two more FTTAs to the existing team; fresh grads may apply. Candidates with an interest in teaching and facilitation, science and its history, student mentorship and care, who are keen to work with a motivated team in a dynamic environment, are invited to apply. Training is provided.

View the details and application link here.

Jobs at PUB’s Water Quality Department – apply by 30 Apr 2021

The appointments and links to the job adverts are as follows:

  1. Biologist (Biology Laboratory), Water Quality Department (BSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556493/biologist-biology-laboratory-water-quality-department-sgunited-public-service
  1. Biologist, Water Quality Department (9 months contract) (BSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556505/biologist-water-quality-department-9-months-contract-sgunited-public-service
  1. Biologist/Senior Biologist (Raw Water System), Water Quality Department (BSc, MSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556496/biologistsenior-biologistraw-water-system-water-quality-department-sgunited-public-service

Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies (by 14th May 2021)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Environmental Studies
Application deadline: 14th May 2021

Job Description

  • The candidate is expected to make a major contribution to the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme (www.envstudies.nus.edu.sg)
  • The candidate is expected to teach existing BES modules, including a two-week field course abroad, and will have opportunities to develop new ones.  
  • In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate will also be encouraged to contribute to the professional development and continuing education programme – example, Masters by coursework in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Climate Solutions.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree
  • Candidates possessing evidence of high-quality teaching, a good publication record, and relevant working and teaching experience in a related field are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in teaching adult learners will be an advantage. 

Lecturer in Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for an educator track faculty position at the Lecturer level in Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology. Candidates possessing evidence of high-quality teaching, a good publication record, and relevant working and teaching experience in a related field are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to teach as well as develop graduate and undergraduate modules—either individually or in collaboration with department colleagues and/or industrial partners—in plant ecology and conservation biology.

The position is based in DBS. The department has over 60 full-time faculty members (including 10 on educator track) with diverse research expertise in three focal areas (Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; and Biophysical Sciences) and over 300 full-time graduate students from 19 countries. Teaching and research facilities and support are world-class and the university (www.nus.edu.sg) and department (www.dbs.nus.edu.sg ) are highly regarded internationally. The department has a strong Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity group that is active and expanding its teaching and research in various areas; one such area being the Masters by coursework programme in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Climate Solutions. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate will be expected to also contribute to the development, teaching, and running of this professional development and continuing education programme. Experience in teaching adult learners will therefore also be an advantage.

NUS offers internationally competitive salary packages in Singapore’s low-tax environment. The Department is committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

Interested, strong candidates with a PhD and relevant postdoctoral experience should submit a letter of intent describing their career goals, teaching plans and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and a list of names for 6 relevant referees (including at least 3 academic referees).

External applicants
Applications can be submitted throughout the year through this LINK.

Applicants from NUS
Applicants from NUS are to apply via this LINK

Closing date of application: 26 March 2021