Research Assistant (Remote Sensing of Dynamic Human-water Systems)

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore 🇸🇬

Date: 15-Mar-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Job Posting for Research Assistant
Remote sensing of dynamic human-water systems
The Resilient Water Systems lab (PI Gopal Penny) in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) with experience in data science and/or GIS to better understand interactions among climate, environment, and water in rapidly changing agricultural systems in South and Southeast. This exciting position will allow the RA to apply technical approaches to help address urgent management questions regarding tipping points and regime shifts in human-water systems.
Primary responsibilities:
•    Generate high-resolution (10-30 m) remote sensing datasets of crop land cover.
•    Fuse secondary datasets with remote sensing imagery to improve classification.
•    Apply time series and geospatial analyses to understand agricultural behavior patterns. 
•    Merge existing remote sensing products with geophysical and social (e.g., survey) datasets.
•    Prepare figures and analyses to contribute to peer-reviewed research publications.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

•    Letter of interest and relevant experience
•    Resume or curriculum vitae
•    Contact details of three references
Deadline: April 16. 
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed over Zoom.
Contract period: 1 year with possibility of renewal for 2nd year
Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Gopal Penny at [email protected]


BSc or MSc related to GIS, earth science, engineering, mathematics, or machine learning
•    Excellent programming ability in at least one of the following: R, python, or Google Earth Engine
•    Proficiency in statistics and/or other quantitative skills
•    Good oral and written communication skills

•    Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Highly self-motivated, excellent communicator
•    Ability to work independently and in teams
•    Experience applying machine learning and deep learning tools (desirable)
•    Experience analyzing large-scale geospatial data (desirable)

Covid-19 Message

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In accordance with Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Geography

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 13197