Postdoctoral Fellow (Policy Governance)

Date: 2 Mar 2024

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has openings for exciting, cutting edge, and problem focused post-doctoral/research fellow positions in public policy and/or global affairs. We are looking for candidates whose research focuses on specific topics such as climate change, biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, water and oceans, and who are familiar with sociological, historical, and rational choice institutionalism, path dependency analysis, policy mixes, and policy design. 


We are also seeking candidates who are experts in with global and transnational environmental governance intuitions and processes, including policy innovations. Successful applicants will contribute to IES mission to advance “fit for purpose policy analysis”, and its emphasis on policy design capacity building and policy learning. 


Successful applicants will contribute to IES’ burgeoning Climate Policy Design Lab and/or its  Center for Water Policy The candidate will lead policy-relevant research projects, take responsibility for project and grant management, and contribute to stakeholder liaison and outreach of the Institute.. All candidates should have a strong willingness to contribute to IES’ mission and to engage with new topics and research tools. 

Those seeking further information to assess their potential for this position, are welcome to contact Sebastian:

Job Responsibilities


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and lead research projects under IES’ various research programmes
  • Prepare high quality research papers on topics related to IES’ core research themes suitable for publication in high-tier academic journals
  • Contribute to grant and institute-level reporting requirements and funding proposals/applications
  • Provide support for IES’ events and outreach activities
  • Engage with policy and research communities in Singapore, Asia, and around the world
  • As environmental problem solving requires integrating a diversity of knowledge and research, we welcome applicants who specialize in either qualitative or quantitative analysis. 

Job Requirements


Job Requirements

  • PhD in Public Policy, Political Science, Global Affairs, Environmental Policy or a related field.
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge of:
  • anticipatory policy design and practice, including path dependency analysis
  • Preference for those with good and relevant publication records / working papers
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task effectively

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 22333