[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doc Position in Water Resources Planning – Singapore University of Technology and Design

A new two-year Post-doc position at Singapore University of Technology and Design (Pillar of Engineering Systems and Design) has been recently advertised. The position is within the project *Flexibility in design of urban water supply systems*, which will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Richard de Neufville (MIT).  More details regarding the position are given below.  Kind regards, Stefano Galelli Assistant Professor Pillar of Engineering Systems and Design Singapore University of Technology and Design E-mail: stefano_galelli@sutd.edu.sg Web: http://ift.tt/1eSKd2c position is offered within the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC), http://ift.tt/1Nog6Ln scholarly hub for technologically intensive design science and research based both in Singapore at SUTD, and in Cambridge, USA, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (http://idc.sutd.edu.sg). The successful applicant will work in Singapore with Asst. Prof. Stefano Galelli (SUTD), in collaboration with visiting Prof. Richard de Neufville (MIT).  The “Flexibility in design of urban water supply systems” project will study the effect of long-term uncertainties in the design of urban water supply systems. The goal is to develop design principles widely applicable to a broad range of urban infrastructures. The overall project covers three research areas:   – modeling of various sources of long-term uncertainty (e.g., demography, technological opportunities or climate change);- development of hydro-economic models to allow the simulation of water supply systems under different scenarios; and- optimization-based design and multi-scale problems.  It will particularly emphasize the creation of flexible design solutions that can easily adapt to the different eventualities affecting urban water supply systems. We expect to consider different case studies during the project execution, with a major focus on Asian and South-East Asian megacities. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in engineering, science or applied mathematics, with a strong academic background in water resources planning and management. In-depth knowledge of hydro-economic modeling, optimization and applied systems analysis is an asset. Further requirements include excellent skills in programming and ability in handling large hydro-meteorological and climatological datasets. Finally, the successful candidate must be comfortable with both team and independent work; possess a proven record of scientific excellence, personal initiative; and advanced proficiency in communicating scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals and at professional meetings. Excellent command of English is essential.  The position is available from summer/autumn 2015. Attractive working conditions include competitive compensation and funded short-term visits to MIT. The contract can be for 1 year, with an option to renew for a second year. Interested candidates should send a letter, CV, and a publication list to stefano_galelli@sutd.edu.sg or ardent@mit.edu. The PIs will evaluate applications until they find a suitable candidate.

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