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Research Assistant (Forest & Urban Ecology)
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Asian School of the Environment (ASE) is hiring a research assistant to assist in field and laboratory data collection in a new, Nparks-funded project entitled: "Comparison of litterfall nutrient cycling between forests and urban green spaces in Singapore".

The research assistant will work closely with three other team members to collect data for this project, with a focus on sequencing large numbers of invertebrate and microbe samples.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct lab work to sort and sequence invertebrate and soil/litter microbe samples
  • Conduct field work to natural forests and urban parks to collect leaf litter, soil and invertebrate samples
  • Conduct lab work to process and analyze nutrient contents in leaf litter and soil samples
  • Assist in procuring project logistics and other project administrative duties
  • Train students and ensure the safe conduct of student research projects


Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in biology, zoology, ecology, environmental science, or equivalent
  • Competent in basic molecular taxonomy skills, such as DNA extraction, PCR, running gels, processing of sequence data, etc.
  • Able to do regular (up to thrice weekly) fieldwork
  • Good team player
  • Good attitude towards learning the many skills and techniques necessary to execute this project
  • Prior experience with entomological work is advantageous, but not a requirement for application
  • Keen interest in nature/entomology/botany


We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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Research Assistant (Forest & Urban Ecology)
Singapore
10 days ago
N/A
Full-time