The Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC) 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. We are recruiting per 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 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 month and might get extension if additional funding is acquired.