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    positions in cryo-em (10 feb 2016)

    Positions in Plant Biology (25 jan 2016)

    research assistant/research fellow (19 Jan 2016)

    Research fellow (23 Dec 2015)

    Conservation organization assistant (12 Oct 2015)

    Research Assistant or Associate (12 Oct 2015)

    research fellow / research assistant (15 sep 2015)

     

     


    Positions in Cryo-EM - Assistant Professor

    The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in electron cryomicroscopy (cryo-EM). Candidates with an excellent publication record in cryo-EM research, including single-particle approaches and tomography, are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to develop a highly competitive research program and will have many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in DBS.

    The position is based at the Centre for BioImaging Sciences (CBIS) in the Department of Biological Sciences. CBIS members have broad imaging expertise including crystallography, light microscopy, single-particle cryo-EM, electron tomography, AFM, and computational imaging (http://cbis.nus.edu.sg/). CBIS hosts a state-of-the-art EM facility containing T12, JEOL 2200FS, JEOL 2010, and Titan Krios cryoTEMs. All four cryo-EMs are equipped with direct-detection cameras that are capable of “movie-mode” data collection. Furthermore, the Titan Krios and JEOL 2200FS are both equipped with second-generation Volta-style phase plates. This advanced imaging facility is supported by dedicated microscopy and IT personnel. Image analysis and data handling are done on high-end computer clusters, which are actively being upgraded to handle even more challenging data.

    Successful applicants will join the Department of Biological Sciences with over 60 full-time faculty members having diverse research expertise and over 300 graduate students from 19 countries. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university (www.nus.edu.sg) and department are internationally highly regarded.

    The university offers internationally competitive salary packages in Singapore’s low tax environment. The Department is committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

    Interested, strong candidates with PhD and postdoctoral experience should forward a letter of intent describing their career goals, research plans, teaching interests, curriculum vitae and provide the names for at least five academic referees. Please send the application materials to:

    Chair, Structural Biology Search Committee (c/o Ms. Lisa Lau)
    Department of Biological Sciences
    National University of Singapore
    14 Science Drive 4
    Singapore 117543
    Fax: (65) 6779 5671; Email: dbslaul@nus.edu.sg

    Closing date of application: 31 March 2016 (Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found)


    Positions in Plant Biology (Assistant Professor)

    The Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level in Plant Biology. Candidates with an excellent research background in plant biology and a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education are invited to apply. Applicants should have proven background in molecular and cell biology in plant research using state-of-the-art techniques to address key Cell and Developmental Biology questions. The candidate is expected to contribute towards translation of basic research in plant science to applications in agriculture and agro-biotechnology with the goal of enhancing global food security.

    NUS is a world-class university and the department has strong research focus in different aspects of plant biology. In addition, the department provides a strong platform for multidisciplinary research, including, bioimaging, biophysics, evolutionary and environmental biology, molecular biology, proteomics and structural biology.

    Successful applicants will join a highly research-active Plant Biology group within the Department of Biological Sciences with over 60 full-time faculty members having diverse research expertise and over 300 graduate students from 19 countries. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university (www.nus.edu.sg) and department (www.dbs.nus.edu.sg) are internationally highly regarded. The university offers internationally competitive salary packages in Singapore’s low tax environment. The Department is committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

    Interested, strong candidates with PhD and postdoctoral experience should forward a letter of intent describing their career goals, research plans, teaching interests, curriculum vitae and provide the names for at least five academic referees. Please send the application materials to:

    Chair, Plant Biology Search Committee (c/o Ms Lisa Lau)
    Department of Biological Sciences
    National University of Singapore
    14 Science Drive 4
    Singapore 117543
    Fax: (65) 6779 5671; Email: dbslaul@nus.edu.sg
    Closing date of application: 31 March 2016 (Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found)


    Research Assistant or Research Fellow

    We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with experiences for Research Assistant or research fellow. Strong experiences with mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology and cloning, biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy are required. Expertise in in vitro reconstitution systems, model membranes, electron microscopy or image analysis are desirable. Other requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred); 3+ years of lab experiences in molecular biology or cell biology.

    All positions include competitive salaries, commensurate with experience. Please send the application, including curriculum vitae, names and contacts of 3 references, to Dr. WU, Min at dbswum@nus.edu.sg


    Research Fellow: Land use change and conservation in Myanmar

    Job description
    The NUS Department of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, is conducting a multi-disciplinary research programme on forest and land cover change in Myanmar. The research seeks to understand the drivers of deforestation and the dynamics of the agriculture-forest interface within the changing policy and economic context of Myanmar. The research will utilize a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods intended to yield relevant, scientifically credible information that will directly support policy recommendations to reconcile Myanmar’s forthcoming economic development with the conservation of habitat and biodiversity.

    Job Requirements
    We seek a talented and highly motivated early-career scientist to join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The postdoctoral researcher will develop agent-based models (ABMs) integrating locally-derived data, to predict areas most vulnerable to deforestation and land use change surrounding a subset of priority protected areas in Myanmar. This will include creating the data collection tool in collaboration with local collaborators; managing quality of data collection; developing and writing the code in the appropriate platform (e.g. NetLogo); analyzing the data; and writing up results for peer-reviewed publication. In addition the Fellow will participate in supervising a Research Assistant as well as other undergraduate and graduate student research.
    Experience with agent-based modelling is essential. Other knowledge domains should include some of the following: land use change, deforestation, industrial agricultural expansion, conservation biology, rural development, and environmental policy. Experience in tropical Asia would be useful.

    Qualifications
    Applicants must have a PhD in Environmental Science, Biology, Computational Ecology, Geography or Computer Science.
    Interested applicants to submit application package (CV, Educational Certificates and Job Application form) to the attention of A/Prof Edward Webb at dbswel@nus.edu.sg.


    Conservation organization assistant
    This position is a casual hire through December 2015, possibly converting to full-time contract January – July 2016

    Job purpose
    This is an opportunity to contribute to a landmark conservation conference in Singapore.
    The NUS Department of Biological Sciences, along with the Asia regional chapters of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and the Society for Conservation Biology, are hosting the Conservation Asia 2016 conference 29 June – 3 July 2016. This conference is expected to attract upwards of 500 conservation practitioners, academics and students from across the Asian region and beyond. The conference will be held at University Town on the NUS campus. This will likely be the largest conservation-oriented conference ever held in Singapore. The website is www.conservationasia2016.org

    The conference is being planned by a Local Organizing Committee (LOC), chaired by Associate Professor Edward Webb (DBS) and with membership from several other organizations including NParks, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Fauna and Flora International, BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the two scientific societies (ATBC, SCB). Conference organization is being accomplished by subcommittees of the LOC (e.g. scientific content, social, finance, marketing, logistics)

    The Local Organizing Committee is seeking to hire a motivated and organized person to assist with conference organization.

    Duties and responsibilities
    The general terms of this position are to assist in the day-to-day activities of conference planning. The assistant will report directly to the Chair of the LOC, and will liaise with the subcommittees to facilitate their work. Examples of tasks include minute taking at monthly LOC meetings; website information management; conference advertising; communication with LOC members, conference speakers and conference attendees; spearheading environmentally-friendly conference policy (food, materials); logistical assistance to subcommittees; volunteer management; expenditure processing; and establishing realistic timelines for subcommittee actions.

    Qualifications

  • Possess at least a diploma with basic understanding of environmental science is required as the candidate needs to communicate with scientists. Applicants with a diploma or other qualification in other disciplines can be considered if they have adequate and relevant working experience in conference organization.
  • High proficiency in MS applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and website maintenance
  • Good analytical, writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Meticulous, resourceful and innovative with a positive work attitude and responsive and adaptive to changes
  • An independent worker but also a good team player

  • Interested applicants to submit application package (CV, Educational Certificates and Job Application Form) to the attention of A/Prof Edward Webb at dbswel@nus.edu.sg.


    Research Assistant or Associate: Land use change and conservation in Myanmar

    Job description
    The NUS Department of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, is conducting a multi-disciplinary research programme on forest and land cover change in Myanmar. The research seeks to understand the drivers of deforestation and the dynamics of the agriculture-forest interface within the changing policy and economic context of Myanmar. The research will utilize a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods intended to yield relevant, scientifically credible information that will directly support policy recommendations to reconcile Myanmar’s forthcoming economic development with the conservation of habitat and biodiversity.

    Job requirements
    We seek a talented and highly motivated early-career scientist to join our team as a research assistant/associate. The researcher will play an integral role in all aspects of the project, with particular emphasis on quantitative modelling. This project will adopt an interdisciplinary approach, so the researcher will need to have some familiarity working across disciplines. Specific duties of this position include facilitating consensus building exercises (horizon scanning); assisting in the design and implementation of social surveys; coding and executing quantitative models that may include systems dynamics, economic, or agent-based in nature; statistical analyses and consolidating data; and contributing to the writing of research reports for publication. The researcher will also assist with overall project management, including mentoring undergraduate researchers.

    Knowledge domains should include some of the following: land use change, deforestation, industrial agricultural expansion, conservation biology, and environmental policy, especially pertaining to SE Asia. Applicants should have an understanding of conservation and rural development issues in tropical Asia. Field experience in tropical Asia would be beneficial.
    Other required experience includes computer programming (R, C++, or equivalent) along with an ability to develop simulation and statistical models. Experience with spatially-explicit modeling and geographic information systems (GIS) would be beneficial.

    Also necessary is a track record of publishing, or a strong desire to publish peer-reviewed scientific articles.

    Qualifications
    Applicants should have a BSc or MSc in Life Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Economics, Geography or other relevant to the position. Applicants with a BSc should have at least two years of relevant experience.
    Interested applicants to submit application package (CV, Educational Certificates and Job Application form) to the attention of A/Prof Edward Webb at dbswel@nus.edu.sg.


    Research positions available

    We are looking for the following researchers to join our lab to investigate novel antiangiogenic proteins and peptides. Candidates with a keen interest in scientific research and a curious mind are invited to apply. Those with demonstration of strong experimental skills have advantages.

    1. Research fellow (RF, postdoctoral fellow):

    Candidate with PhD degree and prior research experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry is required. Prior experience in mouse tumor model is a plus.

    2. Research assistant (RA):

    Candidate with BSc (Honors) or MSc degree and prior lab experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry is preferred. PhD candidate who has submitted his/her thesis and are in the transition stage for degree completion are welcome to apply.

    Successful candidates can expect a competitive salary and benefit package.  Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and full contacts of at least three referees to:

    Prof. Ruowen Ge, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 119260. Email: dbsgerw@nus.edu.sg;

    For more information about our lab and research, please visit:
    Ge Ruowen Web
    Molecular Angiogenesis lab web.


     


     

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