Associate Researcher, Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

Tropical Forest Remote Sensing Research Associate Position

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking to hire a research associate working on remote sensing of vegetation structure dynamics in tropical forests. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity that is ideally suited for someone interested in developing management-relevant applied science dealing with conservation and restoration decisions.


This position requires strong quantitative/data analysis skills to explore large-scale spatial and temporal trends in ecosystem function and structure in tropical forests. It will involve the compilation of multiple space-time satellite products and multiple airborne lidar datasets. He/she will have knowledge of the tropical forest ecosystem and have strong skills in quantitative analysis and data processing. He/she will also provide assistance with other ongoing projects including data collection, product management and literature review. He/she will work closely with the PI to ensure that the project work plan requirements are met.

About the establishment

The QS World University Ranking places NUS among the top 15 universities in the world and number one in Asia. In the same ranking, the Department of Geography is generally ranked among the top 10 geography programs in the world. Further information on the Department is available at:

Positions are available for a maximum of two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will be aligned with the NUS salary scale. An annual bonus, based on performance, is also potentially available, in accordance with NUS policy.

Hiring procedures

Requests for additional information can be directed to Asst. Professor Hao TANG ([email protected]). More information can be found at:

Interested candidates are invited to submit i) a letter of interest, ii) a Curriculum Vitae and iii) contact details for three references (one of which must be from your advisor) via email to [email protected]
The initial closing date for applications is January 30, 2022. However, applications will be received until suitable appointments have been made. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Zoom.


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Geography, Earth System Science, Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Excellent programming techniques
  • Strong quantitative data analysis
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Some field experience, preferably in the tropics
  • Previous experience publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

More information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

department : Geography

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Job Application ID: 10409