Research Fellow, Office of Core Curriculum

  • Contract
  • Manager
  • PhD
  • Singapore | Closing On 27 Feb 2021

2-year contract

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • Research on urban vegetation
  • Lead research into multi-scale observation and modelling of urban vegetation in Singapore.
  • Development of algorithms and vegetation models for integration in the DUCT for climate analysis.
  • Validation of urban models related to vegetation analysis.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. Architecture, Building, Ecology, Engineering, Geography, Sustainability Sciences).
  • ABD doctoral students who expect to graduate within July 2021 will also be considered.
  • Field expertise in quantitative methods (e.g. spatial data analysis, urban climate modelling) and/or qualitative methods (e.g. field surveys, focus group discussions) is expected. 
  • Strong Knowledge and proficiency in programming, spatial science and statistical software is required (e.g. R, ArcGIS, Matlab).
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills within a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English is essential.
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently and also collaboratively with team members.

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