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    positions in plant biology (18 aug 2016)

    research assistant (4 aug 2016)

    head of department (7 jul 2016)

    RF and RA (17 Jun 2016)

    Research assistant in statistical optics for electron microscopy (7 mar 2016)

     


    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 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, 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: 15 September 2016
    (Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found)


    Full-time research assistant for research on stray dogs

    The successful applicant will be required to contribute to research on stray dog populations in Singapore. The aim of this project is to obtain a sound understanding of the ranging behaviour and population demographics (i.e., carrying capacity, size and distribution, growth rate, age structure and social organisation) of stray dogs in Singapore. The ranging behaviour and population demographics data collected by this project, and by other agencies, will be used to develop improved strategies and assessment tools for the management of stray dog populations. The data will also be used to develop a simulation model for the spread of rabies should the disease be found in the stray dog population in Singapore. The model will be used to predict the best approach for eradicating rabies given variables such as ranging behaviour, vaccination coverage and/or culling rate.

    The position of Research Assistant is responsible for assisting in the collection of data in the field that will be used to meet the projects primary objectives. The Research Assistant will also, on occasion, assist students who are studying within the project. We seek to appoint a research officer with interest in the ecology and management of large vertebrate species.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist research in the area of stray dog ecology and the effectiveness of various control measures in Singapore by:
      • Point counts of stray dogs at determined sites across Singapore
      • Identification of individual stray dogs by physical characteristics and photograph libraries
      • Accurate and timely entry of data from the population surveys
      • Observations of individual stray dog behaviour and interactions
      • Collection of DNA samples from stray dogs by manual hair plucks
      • Assist in the application of Satellite GPS tracking collars
      • Monitoring of the collars via software to ensure they remain operational
    • Maintain clear and accurate records of work performed and data collected
    • Interact with members of the public and animal welfare groups to facilitate data collection and the application of tracking collars
    • Foster the projects relations with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community
    • Provide practical assistance to undergraduate honours and PhD students involved in the research project

     

    Application requirements:
    Essential

    • Class 3A drivers licence with 3 years driving history
    • Demonstrated familiarity with dogs and dog behaviour
    • Excellent communication skills with peers and colleagues
    • Ability to prioritise workloads, work independently and meet deadlines
    • Experience, or desire to gain experience, with the use of DLSR cameras
    • Computer literacy and a high level of competence in the usmee of Microsoft Excel
    • Must be able to be flexible in working hours, some late nights or early mornings will be required on occasion due to dog activity patterns
    • An undergraduate degree in Science

    Desirable

    • An undergraduate degree in an ecology related field
    • Language skills in Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu or other dialects
    • Demonstrated experience in field based research
    • Experience in positive communication with members of the public
    • Experience in radio tracking
    • Class 3 drivers licence with experience driving manual transmission cars

    This is a full-time (1 year) position with a possible extension. The candidate will be working with researchers and staff from the University of Queensland (UQ) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Total remuneration package is up to $4,000 per month (depending on qualification and experience).
    Interested individuals should submit their CVs with their relevant software knowledge and research experience to m.rusli@uq.edu.au. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. The closing date for this application is 7 August 2016.
    Mark Rusli
    Research Officer
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, UQ
    m.rusli@uq.edu.au


    Head of Department

    The Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications or nominations for the position of Head of the Department.

    Candidates with an excellent research background in any field of biological sciences and a strong commitment to academic administration are invited to apply. The successful candidate must have a PhD degree, an international reputation in research and proven leadership skills. The Head will provide strong leadership and vision to promote further excellence in research and teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching experience in a formal setting would be advantageous.

    Established in 1905, NUS is a world-class university and the Department of Biological Sciences has strong research focus in many different aspects of biological sciences. The department provides a strong platform for multidisciplinary research, encompassing areas in biophysics, proteomics and structural biology, molecular biology, biodiversity research, evolutionary and environmental biology. 

    Successful applicants will provide academic leadership for a highly research-active group of over 60 tenure track faculty members and 15 teaching track lecturers as well as over 300 graduate students from 19 countries. The Department is committed to the achievement of academic excellence among its faculty, and has cutting edge facilities and research support.  The university offers internationally competitive salary packages in Singapore’s low tax environment, and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

    Interested, strong candidates may forward an application package including a letter describing their goals, research plans, teaching record, administrative experience and vision, curriculum vitae along with names and contact details of at least six referees. Please send the application package to:

    DBS Head Search Committee
    c/o Ms Cheong Pey Ling
    Faculty of Science Dean’s Office
    National University of Singapore
    Block S16 Level 9
    6 Science Drive 2
    Singapore 117546
    Fax: (65) 6777 4279 (Attn to Ms Cheong Pey Ling)
    Email: scicpl@nus.edu.sg

    Closing date of application:
     15 August 2016 (Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.)


    RF and RA required

    We are looking for the following researchers to join our lab to investigate novel angiogenesis inhibitors (proteins and peptides) and their mechanisms of action for disease therapeutics such as cancer. Candidates with a keen interest in scientific research and a curious mind are welcome 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.

    Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and full contacts of at least three referees to:

    A/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:
    Department of Biological Sciences faculty web: www.dbs.edu.nus.sg/Staff/ge.html;
    Molecular Angiogenesis lab web: http://staff.science.nus.edu.sg/~ruowenge/index.html.


    Research assistant in statistical optics for electron microscopy

    Fast electron detectors are rapidly changing electron microscopy. These detectors allow probabilistic imaging of very many noisy, incomplete, chance observations that are then statistically classified and interpreted. This mode of imaging has enabled unprecedented high resolution imaging of dynamical and heterogeneous systems. 

    The Centre for Bio-imaging Sciences at the National University of Singapore is one of the few places in the world that develops new algorithmic approaches in such probabilistic electron microscopy. We are looking for motivated, aspiring scientists who would like to join us in developing this emerging field of statistical electron microscopy. 

    Specific job description. Candidates must be willing to:

    1. learn/implement computer vision and statistical algorithms to electron microscopy;
    2. learn/implement machine learning algorithms (e.g. Naive Bayes, simple clustering, factor analyses, etc) for high resolution robust imaging;
    3. learn/implement highly parallelized programs (e.g. for GPGPUs, or the Intel MIC architecture);
    4. learn/implement numerical simulations of high-resolution imaging;
    5. collect and analyze large quantities of electron microscopy data.

    Terms of employment:
    This contract position, which will be renewed annually upon good performance, comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Start date:
    Negotiable, but preferably May/Jun 2016. 

    Email the following to duaneloh@nus.edu.sg:

    1. Complete resume (including a full publication list, if applicable)  
    2. and three letters of recommendations for this position,
    3. any listing of a public code repository (e.g.  GitHub, bitbucket).

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Application Requirements:

    •        Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either Physics, Applied Math, Computer Science, and/or Electrical Engineering.
    •        Familiar with the Unix Programming Environment.
    •        Proficient in Scientific Computing (C/C++/Python preferred).
    •        Good organization skills.
    •        Email us one typo in this advertisement.
    •        Strong mathematical foundation: calculus, probability and statistics, and linear algebra. 
    •        Strong ability to communicate and write in English.
    •        Strong ability to learn and work independently and also in a team.  

    Advantageous to have:

    •       Strong foundation in Optics and Electromagnetism (at the level of Hecht and Griffiths respectively).
    •       Strong foundation in methods commonly used in Data Science and/or Computer Vison.
    •       Experienced in programming for GPGPUs or the Intel MIC architecture.
    •       Familiar with parallel programming frameworks (e.g. PThreads, OpenMP, MPI, OpenACC, OpenCL, etc..).
    •       Strong foundation in the statistical treatment of experimental data (at the level of J.R.Taylor).
    •       Familiar with the Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Programming (Press, Teukolsky, Vetterling, Flannery).


     

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