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Research Fellow (Biological Sciences)

Date: 26-Mar-2023

Location: SCIENCE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS) at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position will focus on the role of preservation credits in a science-aligned portfolio. The position is expected to begin in November 2022 or soon thereafter. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of renewal.
• Develop, implement and lead policy-relevant, multidisciplinary and impactful research on nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in natural and/or urban environments
• Prepare high-quality research manuscripts suitable for publication in high-tier academic journals and reports
• Contribute to grant and institute-level reporting requirements and funding proposals/applications
• Contribute to stakeholder liaison and outreach activities of the Centre
• Collaborate with other Centre researchers as an effective team members
• Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students and research staff


Qualifications / Discipline:
• PhD from a reputable university (or have the PhD conferred by the time the appointment commences) in environmental science, climate science, sustainability, geography, or related field

• Highly organized and proactive
• Good time management skills and ability to multi-task effectively
• Highly self-motivated, excellent communicator and a team player
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Willing to work flexible hours and take on extra duties as required

• Research experience land ecosystems, coastal and marine ecosystems, ecosystem services, biodiversity, climate finance, policy and governance, urban solutions, spatial analysis, conservation technology, or related field
• Publication record commensurate with career stage
• At least five publications in a peer reviewed journal (preferred)

Application Procedure
Interested applicants should submit the following via email to with the subject “Application for Research Fellow” by 30 October 2022:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications
• At least one sample of published work
• A research statement (maximum 2 pages) of no more than 800 words, explaining the candidate’s research experience, most impactful publications and aptitude in relation to job description
• Contact information for three referees

Interviews (including over Zoom) are expected to begin in November 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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: [[Kent Ridge Campus]]

Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]

Department : [[Department of Biological Sciences]]

Employee Referral Eligible: [[No]]

Job requisition ID : 17526