Research Fellow (Biological Sciences)

Date: 18 Apr 2024

Location: SCIENCE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions for a four-year study of the impacts of climate change on tropical tree demography and forest dynamics, with a focus on the primary and secondary forests in Singapore. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of contract renewal (1 – 3 years  ). Successful candidates will be expected to:
•    Develop, implement and lead impactful research including but not limited to the following topics:
o    Linking plant functional traits to seedling and adult tree demographic responses to simulated drought 
o    Using ecosystem demographic models to explore the impact of future climate change on forest structure, composition and biomass dynamics 
o    Modelling forest microclimate in relation to forest structure and future climate
•    Prepare high-quality research manuscripts suitable for publication in high-tier academic journals and reports
•    Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students and research staff 
•    Plan and lead field and lab work


Qualifications / Discipline:
A Ph.D. from a reputable university (or have the PhD conferred by the time the appointment commences) in environmental science, forest ecology or plant physiology.

Candidate should have strong written and communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, expertise in (ecosystem) demographic modelling, hydraulic functional traits and/or the design of common garden experiments, an established record of research and publication in (tropical) tree physiology and/or forest demography. Candidates with either experimental or modelling background are encouraged to apply.

Application procedure:
Interested applicants should submit the following documents with the application: 
•    Cover letter 
•    Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications
•    At least one sample of relevant 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 four referees, including one from PhD supervisor(s)

For enquiries on the appointment, please contact Dr. Lim Jun Ying at

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Science

Department : Biological Sciences

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 23457