Research Associate, Remote Sensing of Tropical Forest

10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Research Associate Position in Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking to hire a Research Associate working on remote sensing of vegetation structure dynamics over tropic forests. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity ideally suited for someone interested in developing management-relevant applied science addressing conservation and restoration decisions.


This position requires strong quantitative/data analysis skills to explore large-scale spatial and temporal trends of ecosystem functioning and structure over tropical forests. It will involve the compilation of several spatio-temporal satellite products and multiple airborne lidar data sets. S/he will have knowledge of tropical forest ecosystem, and will have strong quantitative analysis and data processing skills. S/he will also provide assistance to other ongoing projects, including data collection, product management and literature review. S/he will work closely with the PI to ensure the requirements of the project work plan are met. 

About the Institution

The QS World University rankings place NUS in the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. In the same rankings the Department of Geography is generally ranked among the top 10 Geography programmes globally. Further information on the Department is available at:

The positions are available for up two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and it will be aligned with the NUS salary scale. An annual bonus, dependent on performance, is also potentially available, in-line with NUS policy.

Hiring Procedures

Further enquiries can be directed to Asst. Prof. Hao TANG ( More information can be found at:

Interested applicants are invited to submit i) a letter of interest, ii) a Curriculum Vitae and iii) the contact details of three references (one of whom has to be from your advisor) via email to
Initial closing date for applications is 30 Jan 2022. However applications will be received until suitable appointments have been made. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed over Zoom.


  • A minimal of MSc degree in Geography, Earth System Science, Forestry, Environmental Science or a related field
  • Excellent programming techniques
  • Strong quantitative data analysis
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Some fieldwork experience, preferably in the tropics 
  • Prior experience in publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals 

More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department : Geography
Employee Referral Eligible:
Job requisition ID : 10409

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