The Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability is recruiting from January 1, 2017, or by mutual agreement a Roadmap/Policy Expert for the ‘Cooling Singapore’ project.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate to lead the work package on urban heat island (UHI) policies of the Cooling Singapore project, which is delivering concrete recommendations based on data and assessments established within other work packages of the project.
Cooling Singapore is an interdisciplinary research project based on Cooler Calmer Singapore initiative at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore. This initiative aims at developing a holistic concept for improving liveability in tropical Singapore by addressing problems arising in high-density urban environments. In particular, we focus on issues concerned with thermal comfort and the urban microclimate.
The main tasks for the candidate include networking, establishing a UHI Task Force, roadmap development, produce a document with Singapore UHI research landscape overview and a document with roadmap for UHI reduction and organize regular workshops and international symposium.
The candidate should have a doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g. public policy making) or equivalent practical experience. He/she has a proven track record in roadmap development and in steering interdisciplinary research. Furthermore, experience with urban heat islands and urban planning is highly beneficial. Strong communication skills and good command of English are essential as this role involves not only conducting research but also requires liaising with our partners in academia, government agencies and in the private sector.
The work place is at the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. The appointment will be time limited to 18 months and might get an extension if additional funding is acquired.
Applications with a cover letter (one page) including a short statement of experience and qualification should be submitted online by November 30 latest together with a comprehensive CV and three references to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich. Applications via email cannot be considered.
The Singapore-ETH Centre is a joint initiative between ETH Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF). SEC launched the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) as its first research program in Singapore in September 2010. The FCL undertakes cutting-edge research in disciplines ranging from planning, engineering, and environmental technologies to communication technology and architecture.
Why this is a green job
The role is focussed on urban heat island (UHI) policies under the context of the Cooling Singapore project, which seeks to deliver concrete recommendations for improving liveability in tropical Singapore by addressing problems arising in high-density urban environments. In particular, we focus on issues concerned with thermal comfort and the urban microclimate.