The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at Singapore University of Technology and Design is seeking a full-time Research Fellow in the area of urban design to understand the spatial organization and relationships between urban environments and older people’s health and wellbeing.

Research Fellow

The successful candidate is expected to work in the LKYCIC flagship research programme on Ageing Urbanism. For a description of this programme and projects, please see The research area is related to the study of health and wellbeing in urban environments, their linkages in spatial and socioeconomic dimensions and implications for healthy neighbourhoods. The research fellow will work directly with the Principal Investigator and be involved in designing and executing research as well as preparation of academic publications and reports.

This position will be for approximately two years.

Qualification and skills required:

  • Minimum a PhD degree in one of the following disciplines: urban design or health geography or related fields;
  • Excellent skills in conducting mixed-methods research, statistical and spatial analytics;
  • Evidence of interest in research with urban health and wellbeing outcomes.

 Desirable Skills:

  • Related work experience in research involving outdoor environmental assessment and health;
  • A strong team player who is highly motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting.

 How to Apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application with subject heading – Ageing Urbanism Research Fellow application – to Nichole Lim at along with the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the essential and desirable skills and requirements of this position;
  • CV;
  • Names and email address of 3 referees for us to contact;
  • A sample of publication or research work.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position remains open until filled.

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) offers an exciting and intellectually stimulating environment in which appointees can make a significant contribution and develop professionally.