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Research Fellow (Blue Carbon Science)

Job Description
Department of Geography at National University of Singapore: Research Fellow in Blue Carbon Science.

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Blue Carbon. The aim of this project is to undertake national blue carbon accounting to show the potential for blue carbon to contribute to Singapore’s greenhouse gas reporting and climate change targets. The position is expected to begin in December 2023 or soon thereafter. The position will be for a period of up to 3 years, subject to performance review.

The QS World University rankings regularly place NUS in the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. The NUS Department of Geography is similarly ranked the 5th geography department in the world. See


  • Coordinate a team of researchers conducting blue carbon field measurements in Singapore
  • Coordinate with the larger project team of researchers undertaking field work, laboratory experiments and remote sensing of blue carbon
  • Liaise with corporate, governmental, and non-governmental partners interested in Blue Carbon
  • Help collect field data on blue carbon stocks and gaseous fluxes, with a particular focus on mangrove and seagrass ecosystems
  • Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students and research staff working on Blue Carbon and associated ecosystem services


  • The appointment will be tenable for a maximum period of 3 years
  • The position comes with very competitive remuneration
  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits

Interested applicants should submit the following via email to Assistant Professor Hao TANG ( by 20th Oct:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications
  • At least one sample of published work
  • A research statement (maximum 2 pages) explaining the candidate’s past research experience; most impactful publications; and aptitude in relation to the job description
  • Contact information for 3 referees (one of your referees has to be your PhD advisor)

Interviews (including over Zoom) are expected to begin in December 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information contact Assistant Professor Hao TANG (



  • A PhD in environmental sciences, ecology, geography, biogeochemistry, or similar discipline
  • Research experience in blue carbon (mangrove, seagrass, saltmarsh, macroalgae) or associated coastal ecosystems
  • Statistical and programming skills in R, Python or similar
  • Publication records commensurate with career stage
  • Willingness to undertake extensive field work
  • Highly organized and proactive
  • Ability to work independently


  • Prior use of LI-COR instruments or similar to measure photosynthesis and soil respiration/gas flux
  • Experience leading group workshops and papers

More Information
Location: Block AS2-03-01
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department : Geography
Employee Referral Eligible:
Job requisition ID : 22278

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