Jobs: 1) Research Fellow; 2) Research Assistant in Urban Ecology (Closing Date: 18 Oct 2014)

(1) Research Fellow in Urban Ecology

Job Description
The urban greenery and ecology group in the Department of Architecture at the School of Design and Environment invites application for a Research Fellow for a research project on biophilic design of townships in Singapore. The position is open for a 3-year appointment commencing in December 2014.

The research domain covers the multiple disciplines of landscape architecture, urban planning and design and human-nature relationships using urban ecology as the overarching framework. Additional project information can be found here (Project 3).

The Research Fellow will work closely with the Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigators to conduct the research, assist in the general administration and management of the project, including supervision of Research Assistant and Graduate Student Researchers, and produce reports and papers. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and track record.

Requirements

The candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • PhD from a recognized university in landscape architecture, urban planning and design, urban ecology. Relevant background related to the research and experience in conducting perception studies in urban areas is advantageous.
  • Excellent in spoken and written English, and communication skills.
  • Motivated and independent worker capable in managing a research team.
  • Strong interest in multi-disciplinary research.
  • Proficiency in basic design softwares, including AutoCAD and Adobe Programs.

Interested candidates should contact Assoc Prof. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg) with the following:

  1. Cover letter describing career goals and motivations
  2. CV, which should include names of referees
  3. Examples of two to three pieces of scholarly writings

Please refer to the JobsBank link for the application process.

(1) Research Assistant in Urban Ecology

Job Description

The urban greenery and ecology group in the Department of Architecture at the School of Design and Environment invites application for a Research Assistant for a research project on biophilic design of townships in Singapore. The position is open for a 3-year appointment commencing in December 2014.

The research domain covers the multiple disciplines of landscape architecture, urban planning and design and human-nature relationships using urban ecology as the overarching framework. Additional project information can be found in this link (Project 3).

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Principal Investigator and his team in various aspects of the research, including collection of data, analysis and coordination of input from different research components. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and track record.

Requirements
The candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • A good degree or Masters from a recognized university in landscape architecture, urban planning and design, urban ecology. Relevant background related to the research and experience in conducting perception studies in urban areas is advantageous.
  • Excellent in spoken and written English, and communication skills.
  • Motivated and independent worker who can work in a team.
  • Proficiency in basic design softwares, including AutoCAD, Adobe Programs
  • Proficiency in basic 3D rendering.

Interested candidates should contact Assoc Prof. Tan Puay Yok (akitpy@nus.edu.sg) with the following:

  1. Cover letter describing career goals and motivations
  2. CV, which should include names of referees
  3. Examples of two to three pieces of scholarly writings

Please refer to the JobsBank link for the application process.

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