Research Associate in Energy Studies Institute

Date: 29 Jun 2024


Company: National University of Singapore

Energy Studies Institute

The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) is a research institute in the National University of Singapore seeking to advance the understanding of energy policy issues by conducting independent research and analysis. We are looking for researchers to join a multi-disciplinary team carrying out research projects on a range of energy issues that are of concern to Singapore and the region.


There is an opening at the Research Associate level to ensure the timely delivery of research and policy recommendations with national, regional and/or international clients. The focus is on the energy supply security in the context of the global low carbon energy transition. Topics to be covered include the energy geopolitics, energy security, energy transition, as well as energy economics.

Job Description

Commensurate with experience, and working as part of a team, tasks may include the following:

  • Preparing and reporting knowledge regarding governments strategies and policies, at least at a basic level of understanding, will be required on areas including but not limited to:
    • Renewable energy deployment policies and potential;
    • Energy supply chain and energy supply security;
    • Geopolitics of the energy transition;
    • Carbon pricing and carbon markets.
  • Desktop research based on primary and secondary sources.
  • Assessment of greenhouse gas mitigation/removal policies.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in the fields of international relations/politics, law, public policy, political economy, energy/environmental economics, environmental management, or other related disciplines.
  • Relevant work experience of minimum 1 year, preferably in academia, consulting or in policy review and formulation.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in sustainable energy transition trends and/or low carbon technology developments.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work well both independently and in a team.
  • Have a strong written and oral command of the English language.



  • ​​​​​​​Good understanding of the broad issues associated with geothermal, biofuel, or energy storage.
  • Good understanding of national and international issues for the governance of nuclear energy: national responsibilities, international frameworks, and so on.


Application Process

To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, of no more than 800 words, explaining the applicant’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research work


Interested candidates, please submit your application with all the required documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview, either in person or by zoom, as appropriate. If you have not heard from us within 3 months, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Energy Studies Institute

Department : Energy Studies Institute

Job requisition ID : 25100