Research Associate in ESI (Energy Interconnections and Energy Security)

23 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Energy Studies Institute

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.

ESI has vacancies for Research Fellow in the fields of energy systems modelling and analysis, environmental sciences or other related quantitative research fields.

Job Description

  • Develop and contribute to energy and environmental systems research that contribute to energy policy-making for Singapore and the region.
  • Participate and lead research projects on topics related to energy security, climate change mitigation, and low-emissions development.
  • Produce policy reports and publish articles in reputable academic journals.
  • Cultivate networks, initiate collaborations and prepare funding proposals.
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including the organising of seminars, workshops and conferences, and other relevant tasks.

Job Requirements

  • Possess a PhD degree in the fields of energy and climate change, economics, management science, energy systems modelling, environmental engineering or other related quantitative research fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience in one of the fields of above.
  • Relevant research experience using quantitative tools / computer programs. A good knowledge of programming language (e.g., Python, Matlab and R) would be an advantage.
  • A good understanding and interest in energy and environmental issues, such as energy supply, demand and trade, cross-border power grids, energy security, energy and the environment, carbon emissions and climate change.
  • Relevant research experience in climate change, energy systems modelling, power sector analysis, life cycle analysis or operations research. Track record of publications in reputable energy, environmental and / or systems modelling journals would be an advantage.
  • Relevant working and practical experience in industry or government agencies in the area of energy and environment would be highly valuable.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, of no more than 800 words, explaining the applicant’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project

Interested candidates, please submit your application with all the required documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview, either in person or by zoom, as appropriate. If you have not heard from us within 3 months, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Energy Studies Institute
Department: Energy Studies Institute

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