Postdoctoral research position on the climate-water-energy nexus of the Greater Mekong Sub-region via EGU

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

, , SG

Job description

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers “One short-term Postdoctoral research position on the climate-water-energy nexus of the Greater Mekong Sub-region”.

The themes of the project include understanding the response of hydropower networks to past, present, and future hydro-climatic variability in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, and enhancing their resilience through the design of novel management solutions. In particular, the project aims to: i) create a quantitative link between sources of hydro-climatic variability and anomalies of power production in the region, ii) reduce risks of power shortfalls by improving the operation of hydropower reservoirs, iii) examine the vulnerability of electricity supply and transmission to long-term climatic changes.

The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to engage in the last project theme, which builds on the hydrological and power system models built in the first phases of the project. Additionally, the researcher is expected to assist in the supervision of PhD students and undergraduate research assistants. There are no teaching responsibilities for this position.

The candidate must be comfortable with both team and independent work, and possess a proven record of scientific excellence, personal initiative, and advanced proficiency in communicating scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent command of English is essential.

The positions will be located within the Pillar of Engineering Systems Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Successful applicants will be offered an 8- to 12-month position and will work under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Galelli and project collaborators.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics (or a related discipline);
  • Academic background in water-energy system analysis or optimization and control. Experience with power or energy system models is a plus;
  • Excellent skills in programming (especially Python and Pyomo) and large-scale computing.

Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in April or May 2020, or soon thereafter.

How to apply

Applications will be evaluated until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should send a 1 page letter on why they are motivated, CV, and a list of publications to [email protected]