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Assistant Research Officer (Mosquito-Virus Interaction Branch) – Contract

Agency: National Environment Agency
Job no.: ARO(MVIB)/EHI/VBCD/140121
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

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.

Assistant Research Officer (Mosquito-Virus Interaction Branch) – Contract

The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team in the Environmental Health Institute, that conducts laboratory-based research on mosquito biology and Wolbachia-Aedes strain characterisation. You will be involved in various activities such as mosquito rearing, conduct of Wolbachia-Aedes strain characterisation experiment and mating competitiveness assay, alongside with preparation of the materials needed for the experiment. The successful candidate will also need to perform some microscopy and molecular work.

Job Requirements:
• Diploma in Life Sciences or related disciplines will be an advantage
• Experience working in a laboratory setting will be an advantage
• Knowledge and interests in insects are desirable
• Experience in molecular biology techniques (such as nucleic acid extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR))
• Willing to handle mosquitoes
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Able to systematically perform routine workflow, multi-task and have an eye for details
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office

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