Research Fellow, Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding Risk

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

Job Description

The LRF Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting a full-time post-doctoral fellow. Founded in 1905, NUS is consistently ranked among the world's top 30 universities and Asia's top 2 universities. It is an innovative, research-intensive university with over 36,000 students from 100 countries. We seek excellence through the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications by individuals who embody and embrace these values.

IPUR is a university-level research institute established in 2017. Supported by a generous gift from the Lloyd's Register Foundation and a matching grant from NUS, IPUR is the first international academic and public outreach institution of its kind in Asia. The Institute undertakes research on risk perceptions and communication across a range of domains including environment and climate, health and lifestyle, and new and established technologies through a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together the social sciences, humanities, science and engineering.

IPUR invites applications for a post-doc/research fellow position in Understanding Risk in the Oceans. The researcher will work with the IPUR Lead Scientist (Environment and Climate) to develop and deliver a new research programme addressing one or several of the following themes: perception and communication of safety and health risks in coastal and ocean jobs; risk know-how in coastal and ocean-going communities; understanding and communicating climate-related and environmental risks in the oceans. The researcher will be eligible to apply for internal grants to support their research. The successful candidate will also be involved in raising funding for future research with the support of IPUR. The employment contract will be up to 3-years and may be renewed.


Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants should be keen to engage with policy-makers and scholarly communities in Asia and around the world, producing and communicating work that has an impact on the important questions and problems that confront Asia and the contemporary world. The successful candidate will work closely with IPUR’s dedicated media team to augment and extend the reach of research to policymakers and the general public through multiple channels.

Applicants should have completed or be about to complete a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (environmental studies, behavioural studies, sociology, psychology, communications, social science) and will need to show a strong commitment to publishing in top journals and a good record of research in theoretically sound, empirically grounded, and policy-relevant research. Applicants whose research focuses on Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. The position is full-time and based in Singapore.

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