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Research Fellow (Biological Sciences)

Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: 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 appointment is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of renewal. The mission of CNCS is to produce policy-relevant science on nature-based climate solutions 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. 


•    Develop 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 research manuscripts and reports 
•    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 

•    Research experience in 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)  

•    Highly organized and proactive
•    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 

Application Procedure 
Interested applicants should submit the following via email to with the subject “Application for Research Fellow” by 6 May 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 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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 are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be 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 : 14448