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Senior Research Executive / Health & Disease Management

Agency: Temasek Polytechnic
Job no.: 553158
Work type: Contract, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

We prepare school-leavers and working adults for a future of dynamic change, with relevant knowledge, lifelong skills, character, and a thirst for continuous improvement.


  • Primarily responsible for scientific planning and implementation of the project with emphasis on aquaculture health and disease management. Proficiency in disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for finfish and crustaceans is preferred.
  • Perform laboratory diagnostic techniques, field sampling, and data collection
  • Perform aquatic health monitoring, disease treatment, and prevention.
  • Perform good aquaculture practices and biosecurity measures
  • Ensure good laboratory practices with responsible housekeeping practices after project completion for a conducive and safe workplace
  • Arrange for timely consumable/equipment purchases following financial policies and guidelines for smooth conduct of the project and prompt project completion
  • Provide project progress updates regularly; analyse and interpret project data, presentation of the project may be required
  • Support skill-based teaching and project supervision of students
  • Develop or regularly update technical SOPs for the project tasks assigned


  • At least 5 years of formal qualification in life sciences preferably aquaculture with research or relevant working experience. Veterinarians in aquaculture are preferred
  • Technical competencies in microbiology, cell culture, molecular biology, and disease diagnostic techniques, disease treatment, and prevention of disease diagnosis are preferred.
  • Good statistical and relevant analytical tools for data analysis, interpretation, and report writing
  • Meticulous in data logging and management for traceability
  • Resourceful, highly motivated, and able to work independently to execute the tasks and achieve deliverables on time
  • Good communication and presentation skills as well as project planning and management skills are important.

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