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School of Applied Science - Research Assistant (Abalone Feed Formulation)

Agency: Republic Polytechnic
Job no.: 534762
Work type: Permanent/Contract, Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

About Republic Polytechnic

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering forty-two diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Events and Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.

In addition to offering full-time diploma courses, our Academy for Continuing Education @RP (ACE@RP) is committed to promoting lifelong learning among working adults.

At Republic Polytechnic, you will discover a collaborative culture that supports your pursuit in nurturing learners to be problem-solvers with innovative and entrepreneurial minds. We believe in transforming not only the students but also yourself, as you seek and inspire life-long learning and acquisition of skills. As an organisation that scores many firsts, RP welcomes you to achieve your potential in our dynamic environment.

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  • Work with project team to achieve the aim of the research project
  • Carry out research work on Abalone feed formulation
  • Handle live Abalone during feed testing in RP in house facility
  • Regular maintenance of Abalone feed testing facility
  • Coordinate with external collaborator on project development
  • Document, collate, analyse and interpret data
  • Assist in procurement, including liaising with vendors, sourcing for materials, equipment and testing, and raising purchase requests
  • Document and track project issues, expenses and budget tracking, action logs and equipment maintenance 
  • Assist in preparing progress reports for regular project updates
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the project leader


  • Qualifications in Marine Science and Aquaculture. Preferably with some experience in relevant field.
  • Good knowledge of handling aquatic species and water parameters
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with people at all levels
  • Possess good multi-tasking skills, with a strong sense of responsibility for completing assigned duties on time
  • Proficient in IT skills
  • Good documentation skills and laboratory techniques
  • Successful candidate will be employed on a contract basis
  • May need to work outside normal office hours and on weekends

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