Research Fellow, Asian School of the Environment

25 Jun 2020
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25 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Asian School of the Environment is seeking a Research Fellow to join a new research laboratory on Resilient and inclusive cities in Asia-Pacific. The successful candidate will conduct new research on the impact of urban growth on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the region. This research leverages recent global efforts on the technical front (development of spatially explicit datasets of urban growth) and the policy front (development of global scenarios for biodiversity).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review major characteristics of urban growth in Asia and the Pacific
  • Develop regional scenarios of urban growth responding to regional and global demographic and policy drivers
  • Conduct a spatially explicit assessment of the regional scenarios on biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban centers of the region
  • Lead the publication of a high-level report on urban growth, in collaboration with regional and global collaborators
  • Strengthen and develop new collaborations with academic groups, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders involved in such efforts

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in urban ecology, environmental science or engineering, or related field
  • Experience with spatially explicit environmental modeling
  • Interest in producing impactful and decision-relevant work
  • Experience with ArcGIS or other GIS software and/or processing remotely sensed products
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience working in Asia-Pacific and with diverse non-academic audiences
  • Experience developing models in environmental engineering or science
  • Experience with programming languages or applications (MatLab, R, python)
  • Experience supervising interns or undergraduate research assistants
  • International travel experience and foreign language skills (in particular regional languages)

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

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