Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions is a research centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS). CNCS is a focal point for world-class research, thought leadership and education on nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to produce policy relevant science on natural climate solutions, and build capacity in academic, government and corporate sectors – for the overarching goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy and stable global climate. 

The Centre is actively searching for a Research Assistant to support the Centre in implementing its research programmes and projects. 

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Support the development of policy-relevant, multidisciplinary, and impactful research on nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in natural and/or urban environments, integrating remote sensing and field data
  • Collaborate with other researchers as an effective team member
  • Support field work, data collection, and data analysis
  • Provide general administrative support on research-related matters
  • Contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts and reports


Qualifications / Discipline:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science, climate science, geography, data science, engineering, or related field


  • Experience in handling large-scale geospatial data, and in conducting geospatial analysis and modelling
  • Experience in employing statistical computing and data visualisation tools, and in coding/scripting using R and/or Python programming languages
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated, independent, and a team player
  • Willing to work flexible hours and to take on extra duties as required


  • Experience in conducting and/or organising field surveys (e.g., forest inventory, biodiversity census) (preferred)
  • Familiarity with processing and analysis of remote sensing data (e.g., optical, LiDAR, SAR) (preferred)
  • Experience with implementing machine/deep learning approaches, and/or artificial intelligence projects (preferred)
  • Previous publications in peer reviewed journals (preferred) 

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 presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: [[Kent Ridge Campus]]
Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]
Department : [[Department of Biological Sciences]]
Employee Referral Eligible: [[No]]
Job requisition ID : 18111

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