Political strategies

Research Associate at Institute of Energy Studies, Decarbonization Strategies Other Key Economics Jobs with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Energy Studies Institute (ESI)

The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) is a research institute of the National University of Singapore that seeks to advance understanding of energy policy issues by conducting independent research and analysis. We are looking for researchers to join a multidisciplinary team conducting research projects on a range of energy issues of concern to Singapore and the region.

There is an opening for a Research Associate or Fellow to ensure timely delivery of research and policy recommendations with national, regional and/or international clients. Topics to be covered center on how key jurisdictions/major emitters are shaping the global low-carbon energy transition and international climate action with their decarbonization strategies.

job description

  • Help lead and contribute to research projects for the public sector, companies or regional/international clients on topics related to the transition to a low carbon economy, in particular government decarbonization strategies and policies.
  • Provide oversight and guidance for research projects and proposals.
  • Produce policy reports and publish articles in academic journals.
  • Represent ESI at events and lead the development of new research and collaboration opportunities in Singapore and the region.
  • Participate in relevant internal discussions and activities such as seminars and conferences to position ESI and increase its international position.

Job requirements

  • University degree, ideally at Master’s level or higher in the fields of geography, law, energy and climate economics, international relations/politics, public policy or other related disciplines.
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, at least partly in consulting or policy review and formulation, particularly in the public sector.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in the areas of climate change and sustainability, in particular energy transition with a focus on decarbonization strategies and/or low carbon technology developments.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess strong influencing and collaborative skills, analytical skills and a broad sense of perspective.


  • Track record of obtaining funding by responding to project tenders from public institutions or development agencies.
  • Track record (or publication potential) of impactful research publications and/or thought leadership pieces.
  • Quantitative skills and ability to use data and metrics to inform research and decisions.
  • Proficiency in the relevant regional language(s).

Application process

To apply for this position, please combine the following documents into 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, no longer than 800 words, explaining the candidate’s previous research experience and skills in relation to the research project

Interested candidates, please submit your application with all required documents. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview, either in person or via zoom, as appropriate. If you have not heard from us within 3 months, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

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More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Institute of Energy Studies

Department : Institute of Energy Studies

Job Application ID: 17061