PhD Position for Researching on the Spatial Implications of the Energy Transition
We are looking for a full time PhD researcher to work on the challenges and opportunities of the renewable energy transition for land transformation and planning.
Today, about 80% of energy is consumed in concentrated urban areas. Urban lifestyles and consumption patterns are maintained at the expense of vast hinterlands of oil well deserts, coal mines, refineries – and increasingly monoculture energy-crop, wind and solar farms. While we are witnessing a gradual renewable energy transition, the ecological footprint of these energy production sites is still massive with various environmental and socio-political challenges. An understanding of the externalities of the energy transition as well as the possibilities to leverage inherent potentials and opportunities within cities in an integrated way is crucial for projecting sustainable and equitable urban futures.
The position is funded through a RSB scholarship for 4 years.
- Candidate must have a relevant Masters degree;
- Highly motivated individual with capacity to work independently.
- Strong team spirit;
- Experience and knowledge in urban design or planning and critical urban studies. Good time management and planning;
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Capability/hands-on experience with geospatial modeling on a city, regional and global scale.
- Familiar with at least one scripting/computer language (e.g. Python, R, Fortran);
- Experience in qualitative research;
- Excellent command of both spoken and written English.
National University of Singapore is a comprehensive university that is ranked 1st in Asia, and 11th globally (according to QS World University Rankings of 2019). Department of Architecture has also been consistently ranked top 10 in the same ranking. For more information on the Department of Architecture, please refer to https://cde.nus.edu.sg/arch/.
Please apply with a 1 page research project proposal to Dr. Naomi C. Hanakata, at email@example.com. Once the approval from Dr. Hanakata is given, the candidate will have to go through the NUS PhD application procedure. The position is open for the January 2024 intake. Application deadline for the PhD program is July 1st 2023.
For further information regarding the position, you may contact Dr. Naomi C. Hanakata, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to appear for an interview (in person or via video conferencing).