Cambridge–Singapore Exchange Fellow Programme
Position 1: System Shock Research Project
Position 2: Development of Mega-Cities Project
Rapid globalization of the economy and increased international social linkage has increased the potential for geo-political events and localized catastrophes to impact business supply chains, energy and food security and financial resilience of modern societies. The Institute for Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is developing a research programme to understand the risk of systemic shocks on societal and economic networks, including mega-cities.
Initial appointment for two years based at ICRM/NTU in Singapore with exchange periods to the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
In concert with the broad project team:
Each candidate should have a quantitative background using a systems-based approach. Multidisciplinary training, qualities, skills and attributes are desired. A PhD in relevant specialist subject; academic background may be from the following disciplines: Engineering, Urban Planning, Physics, Biology, Economics, Management.
Expressions of Interest
Positions are anticipated to commence 1 Sep 2012. Please submit expressions of interest and you will be contacted when the formal posting is available.
Please contact the office of the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management at NTU. ExecDir-ICRM@ntu.edu.sg
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Position Available: Recruitment of Research Manpower to support R&D Project on “Development of an Integrated Flood Simulation and Damage/Loss Assessment Model”
Manpower to be recruited:
Flood Project Manager in ICRM
- A M.S. and/or PhD in a relevant discipline from a recognized university plus minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
- A motivated individual with good communication (oral and written), project planning and management skills. Have demonstrated capacity and experience in developing and conducting applied research and project development works in flood hazard assessment and risk management fields.
- Expertise in the development and application of numerical flood simulation and hazard assessment models. In-depth knowledge and experience in the execution/adaptation of established soft-wares for hydrologic, hydraulic, storm surges, flood inundation, and flood damage/loss modeling, and GIS interface for watershed modeling (including DEM/DTM, land-use, rainfall/runoff, drainage, and other watershed data bases) are essential.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and generate funding for new flood projects from public/private sources; and knowledge/experience in flood forecasting-warning-monitoring systems, climate change impact, and flood risk management are desirable.
PhD Students / Research Assistants (4)
- A recognized BS/BENG/MSc/MENG degree in civil / environmental engineering or other related fields
- Interested candidates should preferably have strong interest in flood modelling, climate change impact study, and flood risk management
- Some background knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, and/or GIS interface would be an advantage
- Good planning and management skills
- A motivated individual with good communication skills
- Have interest in conducting research and development projects
How to Apply : For all positions (except PhD students)
Please send a PDF file containing above project reference, a letter of application, CV and names of 2 referees via email to ICRM Executive Director, ExecDir-ICRM@ntu.edu.sg or Associate Professor Lo Yat-Man, Edmond, email@example.com, who will be available for further inquiries.
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For PhD students :
Please send a PDF file containing above project reference, a letter of application and CV via email to :
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