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Research Officer/Senior Research Officer (Entomological Taxonomy Section)

Agency: National Environment Agency
Job no.: RO/SRO(ETS)/EHI/150519
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis

Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.

The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

By protecting Singapore's resources from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer (Entomological Taxonomy Section)
Job Description:
We are seeking experienced, self-driven and committed research scientists to lead and oversee the strategic development of environmental and analytical toxicology at the Environmental Health Institute, where research conducted in a multi-disciplinary environment is translated into evidence-based public health programmes and policies.
You will be involved in the design planning, coordination and execution of research projects related to insecticide bio-efficacy testing and contribute to the development/setting up of new bioassays for testing novel insecticides against mosquitoes and other insects of public health importance. You may also be involved in other research studies to support Singapore’s vector surveillance and control programme and will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. You will be work closely with the industry and international and local scientific experts. 
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Entomology, Life Sciences, Chemistry or related disciplines
  • Prior working experience in mosquito and/or insecticide-related research studies would be advantageous
  • Candidates with sufficient relevant experience may be considered for the Senior Research Officer role.
  • Strong interest in public health and research
  • Capacity for system thinking and inclination for trans-disciplinary science
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team, in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Systematic and meticulous, with an eye for detail
  • Good command of the English language, as well as good presentation and writing skills
  • Good knowledge and skills in analysing and interpreting data

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