Research Fellow (NUS Cities) 5

0-2 years
5750 - 7000 SGD monthly
6 days ago
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Job Description

Most of the world now live in cities. Liveable, sustainable and resilient cities are needed to face the looming challenges of climate change, the next pandemics, ageing populations and technological, social and economic disruptions such as what we are currently experiencing.

NUS Cities is a multi-disciplinary, open and inclusive collaborating platform comprising the following three pillars: education, research and advisory.

Education: Educate the next generation of students as well as current practitioners to take an urban systems approach to plan, govern, build and manage cities, using a strong case-based approach taught by both practitioners and academics.

Research: Taking a systems approach tacking some of our biggest urban challenges, and in the process, gradually developing a Science of Cities.

Advisory: Provide strategic advisory services to organisations and cities. NUS Cities will also partner other universities and research institutions locally and internationally, as well as with industry partners worldwide.

NUS Cities hence draws on the varied talent and expertise of the University in its colleges, faculties and departments and centres of excellence to drive research to better plan, manage, and govern, high-density, high-growth, sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities through an urban systems approach and systems thinking.

The full-time appointment for this Research Fellow position is for a contract period of 1 to 2 years with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities
. Establish and manage large databases.
. Interpret and analyse data
. Generate reports and presentation of data to relevant stakeholders
. Generate conference presentations and papers for submission to peer reviewed journals
. Collaborate across teams, contributing to multiple research projects at once
. Work closely with research PIs to develop new research ideas and ensure the successful and timely completion of the project(s)

Qualifications

. Doctorate degree

. Candidates interested in Cities and keen to delve into any of the below research modules are strongly encouraged to apply:
1. Climate Resilience
2. Ageing and Health
3. Transportation and Land Use
4. Urban Observatory
. At least three recent and relevant good journal papers on any of the below modules:
1. Climate Resilience
2. Ageing and Health
3. Transportation and Land Use
4. Urban Observatory
. Proficient in data analysis and visualisation tools in quantitative research or any relevant software and tools
. Keen interest in Cities
. Strong background with extensive experience leading research projects would be an advantage
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
. Resourceful and self-driven
. Adaptable and able to multitask well with clear follow-through
. Demonstrated ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
. Commitment to the ongoing development of a positive organisational culture
. Willingness to contribute to a learning environment

The role is based in Singapore.

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