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Research Fellow (Institute for Environment & Sustainability)

Date: 09-Nov-2022

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

About the job
The Research 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

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at  (soon to be part of IES) and

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 : 17269