Research Assistant for NUS Environmental Research Institute National University of Singapore, NUS Environmental Research Institute Singapore


Research Assistant


This post includes (but is not limited to) the following duties:

  • To be able to work safely in laboratory and field settings under a QA system
  • To comply with safety, sampling and analytical protocols.
  • With others to develop and maintain safety, analytical, error analysis and sampling protocols and systems
  • To take responsibility for the work, and be interested in the analysis and interpretation of the results of their work
  • To be able to run appropriate analytical instruments competently after training
  • To be responsible for the curation/maintenance of collected samples
  • To maintain sampling programmes
  • To be able to competently and efficiently network and be the communications interface with other cognate projects
  • With others to assist in all aspects of research planning and execution
  • To maintain an appropriate level of first aid training


The person best suited to perform this role would be a recent honours or Masters chemistry graduate who has had both practical experience of organising multi-strand chemical/analytical tasks, as well as specific laboratory and theory experience in analytical chemistry and/or environmental sampling. Laboratory experience, safe working and competent use of analytical instruments essential. 

Experience in Ion Chromatography, Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy, GC-MS (or GC-QTOFS-MS, or GC-IRMS) an advantage. 

The person must be thorough, introspective about their work, self-starting, but consultative. They will need to be able to think analytically, laterally and numerically, and be able to justify their actions on the basis of outcome, safety, time and cost. They will be expected to be able to work in a team, as well as manage assistants in field and laboratory settings. They need to be able to work to agreed goals and timelines.

Should be able to discuss their work openly, but exercising judgement with regard to the identity and affiliations of the other party. Should be a good communicator verbally and in writing. 

Job Function:


Job Location:

  Singapore-Kent Ridge Campus

Job Type:

  Full Time


We are seeking highly motivated goal oriented person to join our team. Salary and benefits will be commensurable with qualifications and working experience.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, your curriculum vitae (please include current and expected salary) and the completed NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants form to Assoc Prof Simon Watts, NUS Environmental Research Institute at


(We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.)


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