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Scientist/ Senior Scientist (Veterinary Microbiology)

Agency: National Parks Board
Job no.: 562220
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

At the National Parks Board (NParks), we take pride in conserving our natural heritage and enhancing green spaces for all to enjoy in our City in Nature. We have a multi-talented and highly passionate team that is driven by the goal to create a unique world-class living environment through excellence in biodiversity conservation, greenery and recreation, and veterinary care in partnership with the community. If you share our love for nature and animals, and our zest for innovation and continuous learning, we have the perfect working environment for you.

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of NParks, safeguards the health and welfare of animals through comprehensive and integrated programmes and works closely with partners in the veterinary and animal-related industries to strengthen capacities and enhance competencies in animal health and welfare. It is the main touch-point on animal and veterinary matters in Singapore and the first responder for all animal-related feedback. It also conducts public education and engagement programmes to foster a humane and gracious society for all, where pet owners, communities, and animals co-exist in greater harmony within our City in Nature.



You will be part of the Centre for Animal and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) team under the Professional and Scientific Services Division of AVS. As a member of the trans-disciplinary team at CAVS, you will be responsible for providing professional and competent laboratory diagnostic and research support for animal and zoonotic disease biosurveillance programmes, various research projects with national and international partners, as well as laboratory services for external customers with the objective of meeting NParks mission to create the best living environment through excellence in nature conservation, greenery and recreation, and veterinary care, in partnership with the community.


Duties include:

  • Carry out assigned projects for method establishment and molecular pathogen characterization
  • Conduct diagnostic tests such as PCR and serological tests for the detection and diagnosis of bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause animal diseases
  • Monitoring, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Documentation and implementation of laboratory management system to ensure the reliability of laboratory test results and laboratory safety
  • Perform duties to support the daily operations of the laboratory.



  • PhD in Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Life science or related fields. Relevant experience in a veterinary, medical or research laboratory will be advantageous.
  • Highly motivated individual with passion for laboratory work
  • Team player with initiative, drive and good interpersonal/communication skills and able to work independently
  • Good IT skills e.g. sound applied knowledge of Microsoft office


Office Location:

The Animal & Plant Health Centre

6 Perahu Road Singapore 718827


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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