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Research Fellow (Biological Sciences)

Date: 28-Feb-2023

Location: SCIENCE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions at the National University of Singapore invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Blue Carbon. The position will focus on the field measurement of blue carbon stocks and fluxes. Prior research experience on seagrass blue carbon is an advantage. The position is expected to begin in November 2022 or soon thereafter. The position will be for a period of up to 4 years, subject to performance review.

The main responsibilities of the position include:

•    Coordinate a team of researchers conducting blue carbon field measurements throughout Southeast Asia
•    Collect field data on blue carbon stocks and gaseous fluxes
•    Coordinate with the larger project team of researchers undertaking laboratory experiments and remote sensing of blue carbon
•    Liaise with corporate, governmental and non-governmental partners interested in Blue Carbon
•    Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students and research staff



Qualifications / Discipline:
•    PhD in environmental sciences, geography, biogeochemistry or similar discipline
•    Research experience in blue carbon (mangrove, seagrass, saltmarsh, macroalgae) or associated coastal ecosystems
•    Strong quantitative skills in R, Python or similar
•    Publication record commensurate with career stage
•    Willingness to undertake extensive field work for long periods in countries across Southeast Asia
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently

•    Research experience in seagrass ecosystems
•    Prior use of instruments to measure photosynthesis and soil respiration/gas flux

•    Experience leading group workshops and papers
•    Excellent analysis skills in GIS or remote sensing 

The QS World University rankings regularly place NUS in the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. The NUS Department of Geography is similarly ranked the 5th geography department in the world. See and The mission of the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions is to produce policy-relevant science on nature-based climate solutions – tackling the challenge of climate change by protecting and better managing natural ecosystems – to address knowledge gaps, build capacity and deliver pragmatic solutions and innovations to inform climate policies, strategies and actions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. See 

1.    The appointment will be tenable for a maximum period of 4 years
2.    The position comes with very competitive remuneration
3.    Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits

Interested applicants should submit the following via email to ( with the subject “Application for Research Fellow in Blue Carbon Science” by 6 November 2022: 

•    Letter of application
•    Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications
•    One sample of published work
•    A research statement (maximum 2 pages) explaining the candidate’s past research experience; most impactful publications; and aptitude in relation to the job description
•    Contact information for 3 referees

Interviews (including over Zoom) are expected to begin in November 2022. For further information contact Associate Professor Dan Friess (

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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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 : 17561