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Position in Greenhouse Gas Emission Study in International Shipping

Job Description

The Centre for Maritime Studies, National University of Singapore, invites applications for three (3) research fellow/engineer positions in Greenhouse Gas Emission Study in International Shipping. The position is opened for 2.5 years and may be continued subject to successful further funding. The starting date of the position is expected to be February 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is linked to a research project on greenhouse gas emission study in international shipping. The project will involve literature review on emission mitigation mechanisms in various sectors, case studies of selected IMO energy efficiency measures, data collection from various sources and development of energy system models. Interviews, focus groups and a large scale survey will also be used to collect primary data.

We are seeking a highly motivated and outgoing person, who must be a good team player and be able to work independently at the same time. The person should have excellent communication and written skills and be able to work effectively in a project team comprising professors, industry fellows, and research assistants. The ideal candidates should have an engineering and/or economic background with advanced research/working/education experience in the following topics:

  • Maritime Economics
  • Maritime Shipping
  • IMO Emission Regulations
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Economic Modelling


Applicants for the position should have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably PhD qualification, related to one of the above mentioned research areas, and familiar with established qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Working experience and knowledge about the maritime industry would be highly desirable. The Centre encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.

Applicants are expected to submit a

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the position
  • A Curriculum Vitae including contact details and information on previous employment
  • Reprints of recent publications (if applicable)
  • At least two recommendation letters (Should be sent via email to Ms. Dorothy Chan dorothy_chan@nus.edu.sg

The level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and work experience.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Contract tenable for 1 year in the first instance to be offered on a competitive basis
  2. An annual based salary which will commensurate with qualifications and relevant working experience
  3. Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year
  4. Other staff benefits entitlement



Interested candidates should submit their applications, with the attached application form and NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants, detailed curriculum vitae together with copies of their academic certificates, and transcripts of detailed results to:


Centre for Maritime Studies
National University of Singapore
15 Prince George’s Park
Singapore 118414
Fax: (65)7756762
EMAIL: cmssec@nus.edu.sg

Application via email is encouraged. We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified. Candidates who do not hear from the University within 8 weeks after closing date of the advertisement may assume the position has been filled. Enquires may be sent to our Centre by email.