Research Fellow (Future Resilience Systems Program)

Singapore (SG)
25 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


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.

We have vacancy for a researcher in the fields of energy systems modelling and optimization for the resilience of future energy systems.


Possess a PhD degree in the fields of energy systems modelling, optimization modelling, industrial and systems engineering, or other related quantitative research fields.

  • At least 2 years of experience in one of the fields of above.
  • A good understanding and interest in energy planning issues, such as energy supply and demand, modelling platforms, climate change.
  • Relevant research experience in optimization modelling in the areas of energy systems, supply chain, transportation.
  • Published in reputable related journals.
  • Have a strong written and oral command of the English language.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Scope

  • Develop energy planning optimization models under uncertainty with application to Singapore or regional context.
  • Contribute to the research program Future Resilience Systems including journal and conference publications, system development and funding proposals.
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including the organising of meetings, preparation of presentations and other tasks assigned by the PI.

Application Process

  1. Applicants may refer to ESI website for application process. Applicants are invited to email their applications to, consisting of:
  2. A covering letter setting out your motivations for applying to ESI and what you will bring to the institute;
  3. Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Certifications (in PDF format);
  5. NUS-personal-data-consent form (please click here to download the application form); 
  6. One sample of an existing or on-going research project, in English
  7. Three letters of reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email to reporting on your academic standing and research project by 10 April 2020. Please ask your referees to type 'Letter of reference for [your family name]' in the subject line. Reference letters should state your name and position applied for.
  8. The closing date for applications is 10 April 2020. You may wish to check with your referees that they have submitted their references before the closing date.

Additional Application Information

  1. Only fully completed applications will be considered (including submission of the three letters of reference).
  2. Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files. Emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by our email system.
  3. The appointment is conditional upon approval by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Ministry of Manpower granting you an Employment Pass or other applicable work passes.
  4. We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email). Candidates who do not hear from the University within 10 weeks after the closing date of the advertisement may assume the position has been filled.  

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