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Postdoctoral Fellow (Remote sensing)

Date: 27-Feb-2023

Location: ARTS & SOC SC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore ( is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow (Remote Sensing) to study the terrestrial carbon cycle and water cycle in tropical Asia, primarily using satellite remote sensing. The Postdoc is expected to integrate the advanced knowledge in plant physiology, remote sensing and ecological theories to advance our understanding of the carbon and water fluxes in tropical Asia. 


The ideal candidate is expected to be highly creative, have strong numerical and critical thinking skills, a working familiarity with the processes governing the terrestrial carbon cycle and the ability to work in a diverse environment. This position is funded by the NUS presidential young professor award. The initial contract will be 1 year with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory job performance and funding availability. We provide competitive salary (> S$65k/year) for the position with the consideration of years of experience postgraduate.


The duties of the Postdoc include: 
Collect and process remote sensing data relevant to the terrestrial carbon cycle.
Implement advanced statistical method to explore the vegetation dynamics.
The formulation and testing of ecological hypotheses on vegetation dynamics.
Presentation of results at international conferences.
Writing and publishing in scientific journals.


Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: 1) a letter of interest with details of their research experience, interest and future plan (1-2 pages), 2) a full curriculum vitae, with contact information for three references and 3) the PDF of your best paper (optional). For full consideration, please submit your application by March 20th, 2022. The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. 


NUS is one of the top universities in Asia, and its geography department has recently been ranked as the 5th best in the world. This position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will provide chances to collaborate with researchers at both national and international institutes.


Please contact Assistant Prof. Xiangzhong (Remi) Luo ( with any questions regarding the position or application process. 


PhD in physical geography, ecology, remote sensing or a related field (preferably less than 3 years postdoctoral experience).
Proficient coding skills in at least one of Matlab, R and Python.
Experience and proficient in processing different types of remote sensing datasets.
Experience with terrestrial biosphere models, eddy covariance or plant ecophysiology is a plus.
Strong numerical and communication skills.
Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals.
An ability to work in an integrated team environment.

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More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Geography

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 17567