Research Fellow

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.

Responsibilities:

•    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

Experience:
•    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)

Skills:
•    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 cncs@nus.edu.sg with the subject “Application for Research Fellow”.

•    Letter of application
•    Curriculum vitae, with a 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 the job description
•    Contact information for three referees
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Ongoing

Research Assistant/Associate

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS) at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant. 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.

Responsibilities:

•    Conduct literature reviews, data collection and analysis
•    Contribute to preparing research manuscripts and reports
•    Provide general administrative support on research-related matters
•    Contribute to preparing research proposals and grant applications
•    Perform other duties as necessary

Qualifications / Discipline:
•    Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, sustainability, geography or a related field
•    Demonstrated research experience in a relevant area
•    At least 1 year of work experience relevant to this role (preferred)
•    At least 1 publication in a peer-reviewed journal (preferred)

Skills:
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
•    Passionate about climate change and the environment
•    Willing to work flexible hours and take on extra duties as required

Application Procedure 
Interested applicants should submit the following via email to cncs@nus.edu.sg with the subject “Application for Research Assistant”.

•    Cover letter
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Contact information for three referees

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Ongoing

Research Assistant/Associate (Development)

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions is a research centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS). CNCS is a focal point for world-class research, thought leadership and education on nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to produce policy-relevant science on natural climate solutions, and build capacity in academic, government and corporate sectors – for the overarching goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy and stable global climate. The Centre is actively searching for a research assistant/associate to support the Centre in grant administration, fundraising and research.

Responsibilities:

  • Grant Administration and fundraising
  • Support the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospective donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Create and articulate gift ideas and donor-centric proposals
  • Coordinate relationships with NUS internal departments and external granting agencies
  • Accurately maintain information on the progress of gift cases
  • Contribute to preparing research proposals, grant applications and agreements
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned Research
  • Provide general administrative support on research-related matters
  • Support field work, data collection and data analysis
  • Contribute to preparing research manuscripts and reports

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree, with a passion for environment and sustainability

Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly self-motivated, independent, and a team player
  • Willing to work flexible hours and to take on extra duties as required

Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in a relevant role

Salary and benefits are commensurable to the educational qualifications and working experience of the candidate.

Interested individuals should send their CV and cover letter with the subject “Application for Research Assistant/Associate (Development)” to cncs@nus.edu.sg.

Deadline: Ongoing

Research Assistant/Associate (Communications & Engagement)

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, to assist in the development and delivery of an effective communication strategy in relation to the Centre’s research and engagement activities.

You will work closely with the Centre Manager, Director and other members of the Centre to enhance the Centre’s brand, as well as communicating effectively with a diverse range of both internal and external stakeholders. This role requires collaborative and resource skill sets to develop and achieve the overall communications strategy for CNCS. You will also be required to support the development and execution of stakeholder engagement activities.

Your work will deliver a wide range of innovative communications and engagement activity that will inform, inspire, involve and influence.

Main responsibilities:

1.    CNCS Communications Strategy
•    Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of CNCS’s communications and engagement strategy
•    Work closely with teams within CNCS to develop communications plans in support of the Centre’s strategy
•    Develop a programme of upcoming activities and make recommendations to improve communications impact and effectiveness

2.    Social Media Management
•    Manage, produce and update content on CNCS’s social media platforms, ensuring measurable and effective publicity output.
•    Develop and manage website content
•    Engage effectively with a range of audiences including commercial, public sector and professional organisations, as well as other academic institutions, charities, the public (including children), media outlets, etc., nationally, regionally and internationally to effectively communicate about nature-based solutions and the need to address climate change, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities.
•    Ensure brand guidelines for the Centre continue to align with those of the University and fully satisfy the needs of partner organisations and funders.

3.    Content Production
•    Produce high quality, engaging and creative written products for a wide range of audiences and purposes including the website, press releases, marketing materials, blogs, policy and practitioner briefings, and newsletters.
•    Work with research colleagues to develop communications outputs based on their research. Use judgement and creativity to suggest the most appropriate course of action where appropriate and ensure complex and conceptual issues are understood.
•    Deliver high-quality communication materials, ensuring consistency and compliance with the key messages of the Centre.

4.    Media Relations
•    Liaise closely with colleagues in the University’s Central Communications Team to seek out positive news stories, write engaging copy, and deal with media enquiries.
•    Manage relationships with external agencies, including commissioning films, publications, photography and design work.
•    To undertake a variety of administrative duties to support the Centre.

Qualifications/ Discipline:

• Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree/Post Graduate Diploma in environment studies/sustainability/mass communications/marketing/public relations or other relevant disciplines

  • or Master’s Degree with at least 2-year relevant work experience, and good knowledge, skills and expertise in relevant field.
  • or PhD candidates who have at least 2 years’ experience as a full-time PhD student may be appointed.

Skills:
•    General knowledge of and interest in climate change, conservation and environmental sustainability issues
•    Ability to produce engaging graphics or visuals to communicate complex ideas or data using appropriate graphics design or data visualization software packages
•    Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people, incorporating excellent presentation skills
•    Self-motivated with an enthusiastic approach

Experience:  
•    Experience in marketing or communications role including experience of digital marketing, website content management and social media
•    Good knowledge of digital trends, tools and platforms
•    Evidence of excellent organizational skills, able to work unsupervised to deadlines, planning and delivering projects, setting and monitoring priorities

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to cncs@nus.edu.sg with the subject “Application for R Associate (Outreach & Communications).

Deadline: Ongoing

Tenure-track Faculty Positions (NUS Sustainability Cluster)

National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks faculty candidates for multiple tenure-track appointments across sustainability (https://www.nus.edu.sg/research/key-areas/integrative-sustainability-solutions).  Hiring will be primarily at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the associate professor and professor level.

Constantly ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, NUS is internationally renowned for its high-quality talents, multi- and interdisciplinary research and vibrant community in addressing complex and critical issues facing Asia and the world. NUS sustainability research community works closely with various government agencies and industrial partners in strong support of the National 2030 Green Plan (https://www.greenplan.gov.sg/). We offer integrated and interdisciplinary solutions that apply to a global scale, but are optimized for tropical, urban, and Asian settings, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy materials and systems, environmental surveillance and management of urban waterways, energy-food-water-nexus, sustainable urban transport systems, socioeconomic risk assessment and public policy. We nurture our students to both examine sustainability challenges and innovate system-level solutions.

We seek exceptionally talented and passionate candidates to journey with NUS in shaping the future of sustainability research and education. We are particularly interested in the following expert domains:

  • Climate Science
  • Coastal Engineering and Adaptation
  • Decarbonization and Hydrogen Economy
  • Nature-Based Climate Solutions
  • Sea-Level Rise

Candidates should have a PhD degree and postdoctoral experience in any of the following disciplines: Conservation Science, Environmental Science, Sustainability Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, or a closely related discipline. Research connections that extend beyond the traditional bounds of Science and Engineering are highly desired. An ability to develop and maintain an internationally recognized and externally funded research program within area of expertise will be an added advantage. Faculty members will be expected to conduct multi-disciplinary research, teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses, and develop new and innovative programmes related to sustainability and climate change.

NUS offers internationally competitive remuneration, relocation assistance and other benefits. Attractive start-up grants will be provided to facilitate the establishment of internationally competitive research programs. Successful candidates will be offered with joint appointments in more than one department or research centre to facilitate collaborative research. Most of our hosting departments/programs are among the world’s Top 10 in the 2021 QS subject ranking (https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-ranked-top-10-globally-in-16-subjects/).

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests and plans (maximum 3 pages each), and the names of SIX referees with contact details to:

Chair of Sustainability Cluster Search
(c/o Chee Shu Ping Hazel May)
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117576

Email: hazelmay@nus.edu.sg

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline: Ongoing

NUS Presidential Young Professorship (PYP)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites talented young academics with excellent research track records in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to apply for appointments as NUS Presidential Young Professors.

Successful candidates will receive:

A tenure-track position with an attractive salary package as an assistant professor at NUS.

Up to SGD 1 million in a start-up research grant +Scholarships to hire PhD students*.

An award of SGD 250,000 in white space funding.

An opportunity to compete for the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship, which comes with a five-year research grant of up to SGD 3 million.

How to apply:
Applicants from NUS are to apply here. Applications from all other institutions can be submitted here.

Application documents required:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Six referees including PhD/Post-Doc supervisor

Please write to Prof Koh Lian Pin (cncs@nus.edu.sg) if you would like to find out more about the Centre; and to PYP@nus.edu.sg if you require more information on the PYP scheme.

Deadline: Ongoing