Postdoctoral Fellow, Complexity Science and Public Policy

Nov 02, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 02, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Purpose

The Policy Systems Group at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, is seeking applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in Complexity Science and Public Policy. The position is available immediately for 2.5 years in the first instance, subject to satisfactory performance.

Job Description

The postdoctoral researcher will be hired to carry out the multidisciplinary research focused on Complexity Science in Policy Making for Smart and Resilient Cities (all packages) under the PI’s supervision for 2.5 years. The research fellow is expected to have significant research experience in studying Complexity Science and Public Policy or closely related fields. The project aims to study the use of complexity science in policymaking and for policymaking. In particular, the project is interested in identifying the areas of underutilization, analysis of data on successes and failure of the use of complexity science in policy making, engaging experts and government officials, and consolidating best practices and policy recommendations to inform policy makers and increase the capability and capacity of the public sector to use complexity science and computational social science for effective policy making.

A demonstrated research and publication in studying complexity or systems sciences and public policy is a must (e.g., applying network science, system dynamics, agent-based modelling, or AI or computational social science). The position is particularly well suited for (but not limited to) applicants focusing on urban, environmental, transportation, energy, infrastructure, or technology policy issues.


Applicants must have a relevant PhD before starting the position. The ideal applicant has a background and interest in multidisciplinary research in public policy and complexity science and has a strong publication track record. The applicant must have experience and aptitude for qualitative and quantitative research relevant to this multidisciplinary project. Research experience and track record in conducting primary data collection and analysis in Asia is a plus. Strong applicants from relevant science and engineering or social science disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary scholars trained and published in public policy and complexity science, are encouraged to apply. 

Additional requirements

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • The ability to follow instructions, adhere to deadlines and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team, particularly with members of the policy systems group.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs