Job: 1-year full-time RA for “Understanding Fire Activity in Indonesia” @ NTU ASE (by 31 Jan 2017)

Full-time Research Assistant – Understanding Fire Activity in Indonesia
Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University (apply by 31st January 2017)

The successful applicant will assist in a study to understand the patterns of fire activity in Indonesia. This would include conducting literature reviews of relevant articles and information, managing a database to include geospatial and socioeconomic datasets related to the drivers of fires in Indonesia, and also organise and conduct field work to collect new data. The successful applicant will be required to visit the field and conduct interviews with local communities or representatives of non-governmental organizations to understand land conflicts in Indonesia. This is a full-time (1 year) position. The candidate will work closely with the principal investigator.

Job responsibilities:

  • Literature review and data compilation of land conflicts in Indonesia
  • Geospatial analysis of forest loss and degradation in Indonesia
  • Coordinate and manage ecological and social datasets
  • Field trips to non-governmental organizations in Indonesia and conduct interviews with local representatives from NGOs or communities
  • Report to and work with the principal investigator

Job requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Sciences/Environmental Studies/Geography
  • Has conducted comprehensive literature reviews
  • Has experience with qualitative methods (e.g., observations, interviews, etc.) and analysis (e.g., thematic coding, etc.)
  • Familiar with geographic information systems and use spatial analysis software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, R)
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work in the field in Indonesia
  • Highly organized and proactive
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines


  • Being able to speak and write in the Bahasa Indonesia Language
  • Experience conducting field work in rural communities

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in this position and how this may help them in their future career, and their CV specifying their software knowledge, research experience and two referees. Please submit these two documents to Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. The closing date for this application is 31st January 2017.

Janice Ser Huay Lee
Assistant Professor
Asian School of the Environment, NTU


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