Research Fellow (Climate Resilience, Urban Heat)

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: COLLEGE OF DESIGN & ENG, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Most of the world now live in cities. Liveable, sustainable and resilient cities are needed to face the looming challenges of climate change, the next pandemics, ageing populations and technological, social and economic disruptions such as what we are currently experiencing.
 
NUS Cities is a multi-disciplinary, open and inclusive collaborating platform comprising the following three pillars: education, research and advisory.
 
Education: Educate the next generation of students as well as current practitioners to take an urban systems approach to plan, govern, build and manage cities, using a strong case-based approach taught by both practitioners and academics.
 
Research: Taking a systems approach tacking some of our biggest urban challenges, and in the process, gradually developing a Science of Cities.
 
Advisory: Provide strategic advisory services to organisations and cities. NUS Cities will also partner other universities and research institutions locally and internationally, as well as with industry partners worldwide.
 
NUS Cities hence draws on the varied talent and expertise of the University in its colleges, faculties and departments and centres of excellence to drive research to better plan, manage, and govern, high-density, high-growth, sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities through an urban systems approach and systems thinking.  
 
Heat & Health Study is one such research effort that NUS Cities works on to drive the development, execution and analysis of research aiming at understanding the impacts of rising ambient heat on health. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow who is curious and passionate about contributing to the heat health aspects of Cities and to be part of a larger multi-disciplinary team and effort to develop system-based strategies to allow cities to be more liveable, sustainable and resilient. The successful applicant will be based in NUS Cities, and work closely with the health experts from NUS Heat Resilience & Performance Centre. This role will provide the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to be a part of the team looking to generate fundamental and forward-looking solutions to tackling the most challenging urban problems of today. 
 
The full-time appointment for this Research Fellow position is for a contract period of 1 to 2 years with the possibility of renewal.
 
Responsibilities  
•    Establish and manage large health and urban heat databases 
•    Interpret and analyse data 
•    Generate reports and presentation of data to relevant stakeholders 
•    Generate conference presentations and papers for submission to peer reviewed journals 
•    Collaborate across teams, contributing to multiple research projects at once 
•    Work closely with research PIs to develop new research ideas and ensure the successful and timely completion of the project(s) 

Qualifications

•    Doctorate degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Data Science, Epidemiology, or equivalent (Candidates with strong data science and analytics background and keen to delve into heat health research are strongly encouraged to apply as well) 
•    At least three recent and relevant good journal papers on heat & health 
•    Proficient in data analysis and visualization tools in quantitative research
•    Keen interest in heat health and human performance 
•    Strong background with extensive experience leading research projects would be an advantage 
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
•    Resourceful and self-driven  
•    Adaptable and able to multitask well with clear follow-through 
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment 
•    Commitment to the ongoing development of a positive organizational culture 
•    Willingness to contribute to a learning environment 

 

The role is based in Singapore.
 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: College of Design and Engineering

Department : Architecture

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 22804