Research Fellow (Hydrological Transport Modeling)

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore 🇸🇬

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: COLLEGE OF DESIGN & ENG, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for one Research Fellow (Postdoc) position in Ecohydrological Modeling to begin in early 2023.

The project “Climate and Land-Use changes: Effects on nutrient inputs to Singapore reservoirs (CLUE)” has as overarching goal the quantification of how climate change affects the soil biogeochemistry and nutrient cycles in tropical soil and how this cascades in modified loads of nutrients to the reservoirs. Results will help to delineate mitigation strategies to preserve high standards of water quality. In particular, the project aims to: (1) shed light on soil-biogeochemical processes controlling the nutrient cycle and nutrient export from tropical soils, (2) downscale climate model projections for mid and end of the century at the station level and sub-daily resolution, (3) provide a budget of nutrient fluxes toward Singapore reservoirs in present and future conditions, and (4) to assess changes in nutrient load and reservoir water quality.

The candidate will be responsible for completing the scientific tasks of the project, lead and contribute to publications, and is expected to work closely with the other postdoctoral fellows that will be hired in the project. Besides contributing to the research activities of the project, the successful applicant is expected to support in a broader sense the research of the Ecohydrology group at NUS, thereby providing occasional support to graduate students (MSc and PhD).

Job Requirements

•    PhD degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science or related disciplines.
•    Very solid numerical skills, including programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Julia, Python).
•    Demonstration of innovative scientific results obtained during the PhD.
•    Excellent communication skills and capability to present research findings in publications.
•    Open to fixed-term contract (24 months)
Note: Applications should include in a single .pdf file: (i) a motivation letter, (ii) a detailed Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, and (iii) contacts of 2 to 3 reference persons.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: College of Design and Engineering

Department : Civil and Environmental Engineering

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 19550





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