Postdoctoral Fellow (Geography and Remote Sensing)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Kent Ridge,

Job Description

Job Description: Postdoctoral Fellow


The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore ( is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to study the climate resilience and threshold of trees in Singapore, using a wide array of ground observations (i.e., phenocam, Lidar, sap flow) and satellite remote sensing. The Postdoc is expected to integrate the advanced knowledge in plant physiology, remote sensing and ecological theories to advance our understanding of tree health and its response to climate change in Singapore. 


The ideal candidate is expected to be highly creative, have strong numerical and critical thinking skills, a working familiarity with plant physiology and ecosystem functions. This position is funded by a National Environment Agency Climate Impact Science Research project and the Postdoc is expected to work closely with the National Parks Board. The initial contract will be 1 year with the possibility of renewal up to 4 years, contingent on satisfactory job performance. We provide competitive salary (> S$70k/year) for the position with the consideration of years of experience postgraduate.


Collect and process remote sensing data relevant to the terrestrial carbon cycle.
Implement advanced statistical method to explore the vegetation dynamics.
The formulation and testing of ecological hypotheses on vegetation dynamics.
Presentation of results at international conferences.
Writing and publishing in scientific journals.


PhD in physical geography, ecology, remote sensing, environment science or a related field (preferably less than 3 years postdoctoral experience).
Proficient coding skills in at least one of Matlab, R and Python.
Experience and proficient in processing different types of remote sensing datasets.
Experience with terrestrial biosphere models, eddy covariance or plant ecophysiology is a plus.
Strong numerical and communication skills.
Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals.
An ability to work in an integrated team environment.

Interested candidates should submit an application comprising: 1) a letter of interest with details of their research experience, interest and future plan (1-2 pages), 2) a full curriculum vitae, with contact information for three references and 3) the PDF of your best paper (optional). For full consideration, please submit your application by Feb 20th, 2024. The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. Please provide names of 3 referees and one of the letters must be from your PhD advisor. 

NUS is one of the top universities in Asia, and its geography department has recently been ranked as the 5th best in the world. This position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will provide chances to collaborate with researchers at both national and international institutes.

Please contact Assistant Prof. Xiangzhong (Remi) Luo ([email protected]) with any questions regarding the position or application process. 

More Information

Location: Block AS2-03-01

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Geography

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 23558

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