Fully-funded PhD project in Singapore

Organization

Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Deadline

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2018

The CHNS Lab is seeking an enthusiastic PhD student with a strong academic background and is interested in developing and executing a research project pertaining to socioecological systems in Southeast Asia. This student should have an interest in conservation biology and land use and land cover change, and be open to conducting interdisciplinary research in rural landscapes. Potential research topics within the CHNS lab include: (i) Understanding the drivers of fire activity in tropical landscapes, (ii) Investigating the land use and land cover changes from periurbanization in Southeast Asia, (iii) Understanding how environmental health impacts  food security and food trade in the region. We are looking for students who are comfortable conducting fieldwork independently and have interest in conducting household surveys as well as using  geographic information systems. Excellent writing skills, a good understanding of conservation biology, and some experience with statistics and R programming would be ideal.

This fully-funded scholarship will begin on 1 January 2018 and the student will be advised by Asst/Prof Janice Ser Huay Lee.

Institution
The Nanyang Technological University of Singapore is ranked 11th globally and 1st among the world's best young universities. The Asian School of the Environment is a new school engaged in earth environmental systems science research which spans various fields including human-environment interactions, ecology and geosciences. For more information, please visit: http://www.ase.ntu.edu.sg/

Application
Interested students should submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in this position and how this may help them in their future career, and their CV specifying their software knowledge, research experience and two referees. Please submit these two documents to janicelee@ntu.edu.sg. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. The closing date for this application is 1st November 2017.

Contact Name

Janice Ser Huay Lee

Contact Email