Tasks & Responsibilities
  • 01
    Undertaking research in laboratories and in the field to increase scientific knowledge of living organisms; to discover new information; to test hypotheses; to solve problems in areas such as the environment, agriculture and health; and to develop new products, processes and techniques for pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental use;
  • 02
    Gathering human, animal, insect and plant data and specimens, and studying their origins, development, chemical and physical forms, structures, compositions, and life and reproductive processes;
  • 03
    Examining living organisms using a variety of specialised equipment, instruments, technologies and techniques such as electron microscopes, telemetry, global positioning systems, biotechnology, satellite imaging, genetic engineering, digital imaging analysis, polymerase chain reaction and computer modelling;
  • 04
    Identifying, classifying, recording and monitoring living organisms and maintaining databases;
  • 05
    Writing scientific papers and reports detailing research and any new findings which are then made available to the scientific community in scientific journals or at conferences for scrutiny and further debate;
  • 06
    Designing and carrying out environmental impact assessments to identify changes caused by natural or human factors;
  • 07
    Providing advice to the government, organisations and businesses in areas such as conservation, management of natural resources, the effects of climate change and pollution; and
  • 08
    Enforcing the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and the regulations thereunder and the Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1984 and the regulations thereunder; and
  • 09
    Enhancing knowledge and coordinating work performance.

What are the skills required?

Skills, knowledege and abilities that are essential to carry out a task with determined results. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills.

Soft Skill
English
Able to speak English
Soft Skill
Bahasa Malaysia
Able to speak Bahasa Malaysia
Soft Skill
Research
Experience performing creative and systematic work to understand a product, market, or customer, either before building a new solution, or to troubleshoot an existing issue
Soft Skill
Communication
The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in.
Hard Skill
Analysis
The ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions
Soft Skill
Planning
Planning (also called forethought) is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal.
Soft Skill
Problem Solving
Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems.
Hard Skill
Air Emissions
Emission standards are the legal requirements governing air pollutants released into the atmosphere.
Hard Skill
Analytics
Ability to deconstruct information into smaller categories in order to draw conclusions
Soft Skill
Commissioning
Working experience of Commissioning. Commissioning, a process or service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy of a project or venture: Building commissioning, a quality assurance process during and following building construction.
Soft Skill
Critical Thinking
Experience objectively examining assumptions (adopted rules of thumb) underlying current beliefs to assess their correctness and legitimacy, and thus to validate or invalidate business beliefs.
Hard Skill
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Working experience of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action.
Hard Skill
Landscaping
Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including: living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly called gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape.
Hard Skill
Mandarin
Able to speak Mandarin
Hard Skill
Project Management
Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
Soft Skill
Scientific Writing
Experience of stylized writing for effective communication with the scientific community.
Hard Skill
Statistical Analysis
Working experience of Statistical Analysis, which is the collection, examination, summarization, manipulation, and interpretation of quantitative data to discover its underlying causes, patterns, relationships, and trends.
Soft Skill
Strategic Thinking
Strategic thinking involves the generation and application of unique business insights and opportunities intended to create competitive advantage for a firm or organisation
Hard Skill
Supervisory Skills
Supervision is an act or instance of directing, managing, or oversight.
Hard Skill
Wound Dressing
A dressing is a sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to promote healing and protect the wound from further harm.
Soft Skill
Writing
Experience expressing business messages effectively in written form. This may include planning drafting and revising as necessary.
Soft Skill
Written Communication
Working experience of Written Communication, which involves any type of message that makes use of the written word. Written communication is the most important and the most effective of any mode of business communication.
Field of Study Required
Field of study consists of a broad area of academic and skills qualifications that come under a similar branch of subject knowledge. In addition, courses offered under each field of study require similar academic entry requirements.
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