Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute for Environment & Sustainability)

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

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be a core member of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability’s research team. Research tasks include working on the Center for Water Policy’s cutting-edge work on urban water policy and governance, as well as our burgeoning Center on Climate and Energy. The candidate will lead policy-relevant research projects, take responsibility for project and grant management, and contribute to stakeholder liaison and outreach of the Institute. We are especially looking for candidates who hold a high level of policy research competence in Applied Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Science or in a related field. In particular, candidates should have demonstrable interest, work, and/or research experience on the policy and governance aspects of water, climate and energy. 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 Please send electronic submissions to Ms May Cheong (

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Institute for Environment and Sustainability, IES-CWP and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at and

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 : 17257

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