Laboratory Technologist (Tropical Marine Science Institute)

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Kent Ridge,

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Field Duties 

- Participate in regular field trips onboard research vessels, intertidal areas that might extend out of conventional office hours

- Pre-field preparation of sampling receptacles and equipment

- Preparation, collection of seawater and sediment samples

- Conduct surveys of intertidal areas

2) Lab duties include but not limited to:

- Analyses of total suspended solids, zooplankton biomass, total organic content 

- Quantification and identification of phytoplankton via microscopy and flow cytometry 

- Post-processing of sediment samples and identification of dinoflagellate cysts in these samples 

- Troubleshooting of equipment if needed

3) General Duties 

- Maintenance of laboratories and equipment

- Tracking and maintain inventory of laboratory consumables

- Procurement of consumables and equipment  


Minimum Polytechnic Diploma in Marine/Life/Applied Sciences or equivalent

Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills

Resourcefulness, independence and ability to learn fast

Flexibility to work with and provide support to multiple projects at once

Ability to work outside conventional working hours, when required

Proficient in MS Office applications (e.g. Word and Excel)

Good written and verbal communication in English

Possessing a Class 3 Driving License is preferred but not required

Any prior experience will be an advantage

Additional 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.

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