Specialist Associate, Tropical Marine Science Institute

Specialist Associate, Tropical Marine Science Institute

National University of Singapore
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Job Description

Job Description

Job Purpose
A Specialist Associate is required to assist with the maintenance and management of Seawater Aquaria system at St John's Island National Marine Laboratory (SJINML).
SJINML houses various specialist research aquaria including a seawater flume, controlled environment research experimental tanks, biosafety level 2 aquaria and open aquaria systems.
The primary job location is at St John's Island National Marine Laboratory. Ferry transport to St John's Island will be provided.
Duties & Responsibilities
The responsibility of the staff consists of:
1. Assistance with general maintenance of the SJINML facilities and infrastructure, including the maintenance of seawater pumps and aquaria systems, laboratory facilities and safety management.
2. Supporting researchers using marine aquaria - providing technical support, ensure safe conduct by researchers using the facility and proper housekeeping of the aquaria facility.
3. Day-to-day maintenance and checks of specialist aquaria facilities including Biosafety Level 2 and animal research aquaria.
4. Perform animal husbandry and cleaning as required.
5. Any other duties assigned by supervisor.


1. Minimum NITEC/ NTC 2 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering. Must be able to read and interpret circuit drawings for electrical and electronics, and manage basic plumbing.
2. Basic hands-on technical knowledge in electrical, mechanical and piping works.
3. Preferably with experience and passion for seawater aquarium systems.
4. Strong interest in marine biology and knowledge of Singapore marine life.
5. First aider experience and Class 3 driving licence would be useful.
6. Job location is St John's Island and travel to work includes ferry ride. Candidate must be able to swim. He/she should be prepared to work in offshore location.
7. As the job requires frequent interaction with students and researchers, good communication skills and a positive attitude is required.
8. Candidate should be self-motivated and able to work in a team.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.
Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

Department : Tropical Marine Science Institute

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