Field Assistant Vacancy

Field Assistant Required for Botany Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences

One vacancy is available for the post of field assistant for the period October 2012 to February 2013. The work involves assisting researchers conduct vegetation analysis in forest in the Lorong Asrama-Mandai Road area. Work involves setting up 20 x 20 m plots by banging in four PVC pipes for each of the four corners, measuring the tree trunk girth at 1.3 m above ground with a measuring tape for all trees in each plot, collecting soil samples, and assisting researchers make plant specimen collections and recording the data at the site, hence candidates must like the outdoors and be able to tolerate tedium. This post is useful for candidates to experience forest ecology research and particularly valuable for those contemplating a career in this area.

Details of the appointment include:

  1. Candidates should have O Levels, A Levels, or Polytechnic Diploma qualifications. Experience in forest work and Singapore plants would be advantageous.
  2. Be willing to work weekends and a few weekdays per week. Days off will be usually during the week.
  3. Rate of pay will range from $8 to $10 per hour based on qualifications. Singaporean and Permanent Resident candidates will also receive CPF on top of their payment, but must make CPF contributions.
  4. Candidates should contact Ms Jolyn Loh ( by 26 Oct 2012 and provide their updated curriculum vitae (CV) and mobile phone no. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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