Research Assistant (Field Survey Coordination)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) invite applications for the position of Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will join a new project administered by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) collecting data from the Singapore Strait to better prepare Singapore’s water security (i.e., desalination) in the face of future climate change. This is an international, multi-institutional and trans-disciplinary program involving top researchers from the local and international community that aims to understand past, present and future climate change impacts on our water resources, as well as to source for alternative water sources (e.g., subsurface aquifers).

The work will involve assisting in the preparation and coordination for field surveys (e.g., sampling off a research vessel), organization and management of field and lab equipment, purchases and procurement of chemicals and materials, assist in laboratory analyses and communications for internal reporting and external announcements. Active participation in research will be encouraged, and support for publication and meeting/conference presentations, both local and international, can be available.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate, monitor and track all project submission of grant progress, claims, deliverables and other documents to ensure timely response and adherence to the service delivery
  • Maintain an efficient data collection to ensure accuracy and completeness of data and preparation of the Data Management Plan for annual submission
  • Manage and monitor research grant utilization and budget expenditures including but not limited to procurements, expenditures, billings
  • Maintaining documentation record of all grant expenditure on field trips, business trips and equipment purchase
  • Plan and manage field and business trips logistics
  • Ensure funds are utilized in accordance with funding guidelines
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of progress reports and academic papers
  • Coordinate various activities (i.e., project meetings) within the research team
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of working experience; degree in the Earth Sciences or Geography will be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong follow-through skills
  • A team player in a project setting, also with ability to work independently in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Experience with government-funded research grant management will be an advantage
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV, work samples and names and contact details of two referees. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please submit an official application here.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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