Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, NUS

The Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) is a research centre, situated in the School of Design and Environment in NUS, to develop advanced and innovative urban planning and design solutions for sustainable cities. Its research efforts focus on the critical environmental and social issues in high density urban environments, with an emphasis on the cities in Asia and developing countries.

The Centre is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow who will assist to undertake research and manage research projects. The candidate is also expected to coordinate the research activities in the Centre, which will include preparation of research proposals and grant submissions, manage relationships with stakeholders, liaison with government agencies and other research organisations, and undertake promotional and related activities. As a senior researcher, the candidate’s assigned tasks would include managing data collection, assessing data validity, undertaking advanced data analysis and other research activities, including writing research reports and preparation of publications. Within the Centre, the candidate is expected to guide junior and student researchers, conduct occasional educational/instructional activities, organise workshops and other duties as assigned.

The Postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years.

The candidate should have the following qualifications and qualities:

  • A PhD degree in architecture, or urban planning/ urban design, or other related discipline;
  • A deep interest in work relating to sustainability and the built environment;
  • A strong motivation to advance knowledge and undertake impactful research;
  • Forward thinking and a keen interest to pursue new and innovative research ideas;
  • Good analytical thinking and a strong foundation in research methods;
  • Ability to manage and undertake research independently and to carry out complex multi-disciplinary assignments;
  • Ability to work as part of a research team

Interested candidates should apply with their CV and sample works etc. to Ms Agnes Choe at email:

Position: Research Fellow

Reporting to: Dean, Vice Dean (Research)

This research fellow will be involved as research program manager in the Dean Office, School of Design and Environment (SDE) for a period of 2 years, working closely with the Vice Dean (Research) to manage and coordinate the research activities of SDE.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Vice Dean (Research) to link the academic staff within SDE and outside the School to pitch for major grant calls
  • Development and writing of research proposals at SDE
  • Vet research reports, administer grants and contracts and liaise with funding agencies for grant calls
  • Coordination of the research collaborators within SDE and with other faculties
  • Dissemination of research and knowledge in SDE and linking to SDE academic programs
  • Coordinate meetings with visitors
  • Market and showcase SDE research achievements
  • Research on wellness and green initiatives in the context of the design and built environment


  • PhD degree related to Wellness and Sustainability in the design and built environment
  • Preferably have some prior experience in research project proposal development and writing as well as management of research projects
  • Good scientific writing and communication skills (in English)
  • Good team work
  • Good problem solving skills

To apply, please send a detailed CV to Daniel Hii at

All applications should be received by 23 Sept 2018.

Thank you for your interest in a career with the NUS School of Design & Environment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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