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Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute for Environment & Sustainability)

Date: 05-Mar-2023

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

About the job
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be a core member of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability’s research team. Research tasks include working on the Center for Water Policy’s cutting-edge work on urban water policy and governance, as well as our burgeoning Center on Climate and Energy. The candidate will lead policy-relevant research projects, take responsibility for project and grant management, and contribute to stakeholder liaison and outreach of the Institute. We are especially looking for candidates who hold a high level of policy research competence in Applied Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Science or in a related field. In particular, candidates should have demonstrable interest, work, and/or research experience on the policy and governance aspects of water, climate and energy. All candidates should have a strong willingness to contribute to IES’s mission and to engage with new topics and research tools.

Job Responsibilites


· Design, implement and lead research projects under IES’s various research programmes

· Prepare high quality research papers on topics related to IES’s core research themes suitable for publication in high-tier academic journals

· Contribute to grant and institute-level reporting requirements and funding proposals/applications

· Provide support for IES’s events and outreach activities

Job Requirements


· PhD in Applied Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Science or in a related field.

· Excellent analytical skills with knowledge of:

          - big data analytics, economics, econometrics, laboratory/field experiments, game theory and/or agent-based modelling

          - anticipatory policy design and practice, including path dependency analysis

· Applied social science experience, including independently designing, conducting surveys and analysing its data

· Preference for those with good and relevant publication records / working papers

· Excellent verbal and written English

· Good time management skills and ability to multi-task effectively

· Able to commit till 31 March 2023 (renewable for 1 year on good performance)

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Please include the following documents in the application:

· One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research expertise and description of skill sets (see “Requirements”)

· Curriculum vitae

· Transcripts (Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees): Scanned copies for initial application

· One writing sample (min. 500 words)

· Details of two referees (preferably academic) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience Please send electronic submissions to Ms May Cheong (

Other Information

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Institute for Environment and Sustainability, IES-CWP and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at and

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Institute of Water Policy

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17257