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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Research/Senior Research Fellow Aquaculture

Job no: 492403
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Singapore

Established in 2003, JCU Singapore offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs from James Cook University Australia. James Cook University Australia is recognized internationally as a leading research university and is ranked among the top 2%* universities in the world (ARWU ranking). James Cook University focuses on providing high quality education that is both rewarding and fulfilling for students.

The campus is growing and very friendly and academic staff across the disciplines and administrative staff often interact.  At any time, there are students on campus from at least 40 different countries, mainly from the region, but also including a growing cohort from Europe.  Singapore is an interesting place to live and provides easy access to other countries in the region.  The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to expand their cultural experience, live in a fascinating and exciting city.

James Cook University Singapore has recently established the Tropical Futures Institute. The first pillar of the Tropical Futures Institute has a strong focus in the area of tropical aquaculture.

James Cook University is internationally acclaimed for their industry-linked research in tropical aquaculture. The University has established a strong R&D capability in Singapore that works in close partnership with industry and other end-users to facilitate aquaculture production. The Institute strongly links with industry, NGOs, Polytechnics/Universities, government and funding bodies to enhance Singaporean aquaculture production and train the future human capital necessary for sustainable industry growth. While the initial focus is on Singapore, opportunities throughout the broader Southeast Asian region will also be pursued.  Please visit http://www.jcu.edu.sg or http://www.jcu.edu.au for more information. We are now seeking qualified and motivated candidates as either Research/Senior Research Fellows. Candidates with expertise in ‘aquatic animal health and disease management’, ‘hatchery and propagation of marine aquaculture species, and “aquaculture genetics’, are preferred and encouraged to apply.

The appointees will be experienced academic / faculty members and will be responsible for applied aquaculture research in their specialization within ‘aquatic animal health and disease management’, ‘larval rearing and propagation of marine species’, and/or ‘genetics’.


  • Conduct of research independently, or as a member of a team and the production of published works in refereed journals, books, conference and seminar papers.
  • Supervision of research support and technical staff in relevant research projects.
  • Financial management of research projects.
  • Preparation of submissions for external research funding.
  • Involvement in professional activities, including contributions such as conferences and seminars in the field of expertise.
  • Primary or co-advisor of honours and postgraduate students in area of expertise and examination of honours and postgraduate theses.
  • Contributions to teaching programs in area of expertise consistent with the conditions of the award.
  • Contribution to the research culture, intellectual activities and outputs of the work unit and relevant research centres, institutes, clusters or groups.

Selection Criteria for appointment as Aquaculture Research Fellows

  • A PhD in Aquaculture or a related discipline.
  • An active research agenda within aquaculture (such as within ‘aquatic animal health and disease management’, ‘larval rearing of marine species’, and/or ‘genetics’) and a substantial publication record relative to career stage.
  • Success in obtaining research funding, preferably with industry linkages.
  • Evidence of quality supervision of higher degree research students and quality teaching of undergraduates will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with colleagues in an academic environment and with people from diverse backgrounds, including the communication and engagement skills necessary to build and maintain relationships with industry and other external actors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Enquiries: Professor Dean Jerry, Dean of Research; email: dean.jerry@jcu.edu.au

Employment type: Two year full-time with possibility of reappointment subject to performance and Ministry of Manpower Singapore jurisdiction and probationary period.

Remuneration and conditions: The positions command an appropriate remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. All employment salary arrangements are offered in SGD. Candidates must consider the lower tax structure in Singapore and the organisational practice of Annual-Wage-Supplement equal to a month’s salary at the end of the calendar year(as eligible) subject to JCU board’s decision.


Research Fellow: SGD80 000 per annum – SGD114 000 per annum

Senior Research Fellow: SGD95 000 per annum – SGD134 000 per annum

Method of Application

Applications MUST provide all of the following:

1.              An up-to-date CV including research record (publications, research grants, post-graduate supervision history)

2.              A full statement of qualifications

3.              A statement systematically addressing all the Selection Criteria

4.              Teaching profile and recent teaching evaluations (if available)

5.              3 publications of note

Applications without any of the above will not be considered.

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