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Opening for Research Fellow Positions

Resilient and Liveable Cities is looking for two postdoctoral positions,


1) Research Fellow (Nature-based solutions in informal settlements in Asia-Pacific)

  • The Research Fellow position is currently available in the Asian School of the Environment (ASE). We seek candidates who will thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and have a genuine interest in working on the topic of informal settlements in Asia-Pacific. The research laboratory on resilient and inclusive cities at the ASE addresses important challenges related to rapid urbanization and climate change in Asia-Pacific. A key feature of urbanization in Southeast Asia is the prevalence of informal settlements, raising the question of the adequacy of nature-based solutions in these urban areas. The goal of this research project is to co-create new knowledge on how nature-based solutions may enhance climate resilience in informal settlements in Asia-Pacific. The position provides opportunities for the candidate to explore new research areas and pursue their own interests within the scope of the Resilient and Liveable Cities research program, while expanding their professional network in Singapore and internationally. Assuming travel restrictions ease in the upcoming months, the position offers travel opportunities to support field work and expand collaborations in Asia-Pacific – in particular in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support an ongoing synthesis of the literature on nature-based solutions in informal settlement upgrading

  • Co-develop a new participatory action research project with a focus on climate resilience, in collaboration with regional partners (e.g., Asian Coalition on Housing Rights)

  • Coordinate a team of research collaborators to conduct the action research project (e.g., regional partners and team members in Singapore)

  • Communicate finding through conferences and scientific papers

Job Requirements

  • PhD in a field related to environmental management, environmental engineering, landscape architecture, or urban design

  • Experience conducting participatory action research in urban design or related field

  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and positive attitude

  • Excellent project management skills, organization, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills

  • Experience working internationally and with diverse non-academic audiences

Apply here

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



2) Research Fellow (Modelling Urban Biodiversity)

  • The Research Fellow position is currently available in the Asian School of the Environment (ASE). We seek candidates who will thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and have a genuine interest in working on the topic of urban biodiversity in Asia-Pacific. The research programme on resilient and inclusive cities at the ASE addresses important challenges related to rapid urbanisation and climate change in Asia-Pacific. The programme builds upon an interdisciplinary approach, combining geospatial modelling of urban environments and empirical studies of urban practice. The goal of this research project is to contribute to the modelling toolbox for researchers and practitioners by translating the latest advances in urban biodiversity science into a prototype decision-aid tool. The position provides opportunities for the candidate to explore new research areas and pursue their own interests within the scope of the Resilient and Liveable Cities research program, while expanding their professional network in Singapore and internationally.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate a working group on urban biodiversity modelling

  • Develop a prototype tool to estimate the impact of land use change on urban biodiversity

  • Apply the tool to one or several case study(ies) in Asia Pacific

  • Communicate finding through conferences and scientific papers

Job Requirements

  • PhD in a field related to urban ecology, environmental management, or related fields

  • Experience developing geospatial or ecological models (or extensive experience applying such models)

  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and positive attitude

  • Excellent project management skills, organization, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills

  • Coding experience (or willingness to engage with a software engineer to implement the model prototype)

Apply here

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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