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Laboratory Executive, Dept of the Built Environment

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Date: 22-Oct-2021

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

This is a one-year contract appointment

The Department of the Built Environment (DBE) at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the Laboratory Executive position.

To provide support to Lecturers, Principal Investigators (PI) and researchers in administration, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipments, tools, chemicals, consumables and technological systems (Inventory) in DBE.

  • The successful candidate will assist to conduct experiments, collect data, and provide support to the lab in terms of research, laboratory and administrative needs.
  • To carry out assigned experiments as part of ongoing projects in lab.
  • To organise, preserve and present the Inventory for the experiments.
  • To properly and systematically issue and control Inventory for all experiments; including write-off, procurement, asset tagging and disposal when required.
  • To analyse and plan further experiments under guidance.
  • To assist in supervising, training and guiding attachment/undergraduate students where required, in lectures, tutorials or research.

  • To be responsible for the general safety and cleanliness of the lab and maintenance of equipment through regular checks, audits, safety inspections, safety meetings, etc.
  • To ensure that standard operating procedures and safety regulations are followed as required by approving authorities and the university as a whole.
  • To plan and ensure that the overall lab administrative needs of the team are met.
  • To assist the Principal Investigator in tracking grants and other sources of funding.
  • Maintain a systematic and proper record of all purchases.
  • Liaising between the vendors and the administrative office to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies.
  • Any other tasks as and when assigned


A recognized degree in any discipline.

  • Able to multi-task, work independently and a good team player
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills
  • Analytical, meticulous and able to work under pressure
  • Competent in MS Office
  • Candidate should preferably have a few years of relevant experience