Traineeships at ASE

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About the SGUnited Traineeship at ASE

The Traineeship Programme aims to support those who have recently graduated or will soon be graduating in 2019/2020 to take up traineeship opportunities offered by NTU. These traineeships will help graduates develop their skills professionally even during the current economic climate. With a duration of up to 12 months, these traineeships will equip fresh graduates from NTU with valuable industry experience and allow them to gain a firmer foothold in the job market during the economic recovery. More details about the SGUnited traineeships can be found here

Please submit your applications with indication of your preferred projects here

Positions available

Currently, two types of traineeships are available. To apply, please email the relevent academic staff with (i) the position you are applying for, including the reference number, and (ii) your CV.

  • Trainee, Teaching Assistant
  • Trainee, Research Assistant

 

Teaching Traineeships

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#1

Teaching Apprentice

Dr Natasha Bhatia <nbathia@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will join ASE’s undergraduate and graduate teaching team. The traineeship will involve assisting in the collection and curation of pedagogical material and preparation teaching material for technology-enabled education. Maintaining an understanding of teaching-related technologies will be encouraged

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#2

Field and Laboratory Coordinator

Dr Kyle Bradley <kbradley@ntu.edu.sg>

This traineeship provides bachelor graduates interested in learning the operation and organisation of local and overseas field trips/courses as well as managing laboratory equipment for teaching needs. Trainee will involve in project management aspects such as planning, budgeting, logistics, and implementation, through the organisation of field trips. The need to coordinate with faculty members, administrative staff, and local and overseas vendors should enhance important soft skill such as communication and people-to-people interaction. In addition, this traineeship also offers the opportunity to be trained on the use of both field and laboratory scientific instruments.

 

 

Research Traineeships

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#3

Sea Level Science

Prof Benjamin Horton <bphorton@ntu.edu.sg >

The traineeship will join ASE’s sea-level research team. The traineeship will focus on quantifying public understanding of the magnitude of future sea-level change, as well as the associated risks to Singapore. The student will be trained in sea-level science and the methodology of questionnaire design, testing and implementation. This will include both data processing and analyses.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#4

Volcanic hazard and risk Research

Asst Prof Susanna Jenkins <susanna.jenkins@ntu.edu.sg>

The trainee will join ASE and EOS’s volcanic hazard and risk research team. The trainee will develop scenarios for emergency management planning and use numerical models to quantify the impact of different mitigation strategies. The trainee will use GIS to visualise results and be trained in running numerical models for quantitative hazard and risk assessment, as well as how best to communicate the findings to policy makers.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#5

Sediments & Lab methods 

Prof Edgardo M. Latrubesse elatrubesse@ntu.edu.sg

This traineeship is designed for bachelor graduates interested in learning mineralogical, geochemical, textural, and chronological techniques, applied to recent sediments. The internship provides background on concepts, methods, and equipment, and the training will focus on the processing of samples, interpretation of data, and applications.  The trainee will learn on sampling inventory, sample storage, sample preparation, textural analyses by laser diffraction, mineralogy by X-Ray diffraction, geochemistry by X-Ray fluorescence, Pb210 dating by gamma spectrometry, concentrations of detrital zircons by gravimetric and magnetic methods, and data interpretation. The training will be offered in the new state of the art Sedimentology Labs of ASE, where samples from several regions of the world are available for analyses.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#6

Science Communications

Andrew  Krupa <Krupa@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will join the EOS Advancement team. The traineeship will assist with outreach and communications. Focus will be on translation of science to media in order to educate internal and external stakeholders on research related to natural hazards & climate change and the solutions to adapt and mitigate in the face of these hazards. The trainee will learn and work on science writing, video and graphic production, social media/ web-based platforms, podcasts, and other vehicles of outreach and education.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#7

Molecular ecology of harmful algal blooms in Singapore waters

A/P Federico Lauro <flauro@ntu.edu.sg>

Harmful algal blooms are caused by sudden overgrowths of microscopic algae that produce toxins or deplete oxygen levels in the water, killing thousands of marine organisms in a matter of hours. In recent years, sudden blooms of harmful algae have smothered the coastlines of the Johor Straits, threatening biodiversity as well as coastal livelihoods. The traineeship will help address the following question: what are the short term events influencing the microbial communities in the Johor Straits? The candidate will be trained in seawater sampling, molecular ecology and bioinformatic analysis  of the short-term temporal variations in marine microbial communities.


 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#8

Insect Ecology

Asst Prof Eleanor Slade <Eleanor.slade@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will be within ASE’s Insect Ecology Lab of the Forest Ecology team. The trainee will assist in the surveying, identification and curation of important insect groups from the Southeast Asian region, including Singapore. They will be trained in state-of the art digital automontage equipment for digitally photographing specimens, and in databasing and biological recording and analysis contributing to online databases and museum collections.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#9

Microalgae Cultivation

Asst Prof Adriana Lopes dos Santos <adriana.lopes@ntu.edu.sg>

This traineeship is designed for bachelor graduates interested in learning microalgae cultivation techniques. It will include a bio-prospecting cruise, hands on laboratory training, traditional and high- throughput isolation techniques, strain identification and maintenance, and database handling. The training will be offered by the Singapore marine strains collection (SMS), a collection dedicated to marine microalgae from South East Asia, based at Asian School of Environment.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#10 & 11

Forest Ecology

Prof David Wardle <David.wardle@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will be part of ASE’s forest ecology team. The traineeship will focus on collecting tree survey data in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, as well as logistical and practical aspects of field work in tropical forests. The student will be trained in basic botany, tree measurement techniques, map reading and plotting, and spatial awareness. This will include both data entry and analyses.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#12

Tropical root traits

Asst Prof Kelly Andersen <Kelly.andersen@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will join the Tropical Plant and Soil Ecology Lab focusing on plant strategies for nutrient uptake and soil nutrient availability. The traineeship will include field collection and lab processing of tree roots and soil, hands on laboratory training in plant, soil and microbial nutrient analyses, root and soil enzyme assays, and assist in the curation of a root trait database.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#13

Environmental analytical chemistry

Asst. Prof. Patrick Martin <pmartin@ntu.edu.sg>

You will be trained in analytical chemistry of marine environmental samples, chiefly to quantify organic carbon. You will also be trained in sample collection techniques, in operating and troubleshooting chemical analysers, and in processing and analysing the acquired data. You will learn practical and theoretical aspects of analytical chemistry.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#14

Ecosystem Restoration Science

Asst/Prof Janice Ser Huay Lee <janicelee@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will join the Coupled Human and Natural Systems lab. The traineeship will focus on collating peatswamp species survivorship and growth rates across restoration projects in Southeast Asia. The student will be trained in collating documents and screening them for relevance for a systematic review. This will include database management, processing and analyses.

 

ASE Traineeship number

Research Project

Traineeship Supervisor

#15

Software development for teaching/training

Asst. Prof. Benoit Taisne <btaisne@ntu.edu.sg>

The traineeship will join Asst. Prof. Benoit Taisne group. The position will involve the development of a user-friendly tool for real-time simulation of volcanic unrest. This position requires a solid knowledge in Matlab (language used in the current version of the tool).