Research Fellow, Institute for Environment & Sustainability

05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Fellow will be a core member of the Institute for Environment & Sustainability (IES) research team, working to deliver IES’s research programme on urban water policy and governance. The candidate will lead policy-relevant research projects relating to IES’s research theme of urban water security, take responsibility for project and grant management and contribute to stakeholder liaison and outreach of the institute. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in empirical research in the social sciences or a related discipline and have an interest in the policy and governance aspects of water. All candidates should have a strong willingness to contribute to IES’s mission and to engage with new topics and research tools.


  • Design, implement and lead research projects under IES’s research programmes
  • Prepare high quality research papers on topics related to IES’s core research themes suitable for publication in high tier academic journals
  • Contribute to grant and institute-level reporting requirements and funding applications
  • Provide support for institute’s events and outreach activities

Job Requirements


  • PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Behavioural Science, or in a related field
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge of big data analytics, economics, econometrics, laboratory/field experiments, game theory and/or agent-based modelling
  • Experience with independently designing, conducting surveys and analysing its data is preferred
  • Preference for those with good and relevant publication records / working papers
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Good time management and ability to multi-task effectively
  • Able to commit till 31 March 2023 (renewable for 1 year on good performance)

Application Procedure

Please include the following documents in the application:

  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research expertise and description of skill sets (see “Requirements”)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts (Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees): Scanned copies for initial application
  • One writing sample (min. 500 words)
  • Details of two referees (preferably academic) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at  (soon to be part of IES) and

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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: Bukit Timah Campus
Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Department : Institute of Water Policy
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17269

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