3 Postdoctoral Fellowships at Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS), National University of Singapore

Professor Henry Yeung, together with Professor Neil Coe as co-Principal Investigator, at the Department of Geography was awarded a S$4.95 million research grant by the NUS Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology) in October 2014 to establish a Faculty-based research centre for the study of global production networks (GPN) and economic development, with a particular focus on Asia. Founded by a team of researchers from Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science, this Centre is named GPN@NUS and the grant will end in September 2018 (though funding beyond 2018 will be sought).

The Centre now has about 20 full time assistant/associate professors, senior research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants. In light of this significant research initiative and the availability of funding until the end of September 2018, we are now seeking to appoint up to THREE outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows to lead the Centre’s research activities in ONE of the following key sectors: (1) electronics; (2) automotive; (3) pharmaceuticals; (4) oil and gas; (5) finance and (6) logistics. The Postdoctoral Fellowship will also provide the appointee time for publishing his/her research and funding for international conference attendance (on application and subject to approval). The appointment can start anytime now and will end in September 2018.

Area of Expertise

The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree or is awaiting conferment (the PhD must be awarded by the time that the post is taken up).  The candidate should be well versed in the research domains of global production networks and global value chains in any of the social science disciplines of economic geography, economic sociology, development studies, international political economy, and international business studies. Prior experience in the study of global production in relation to critically important topics such as technological innovation, industrial and social upgrading, national competitiveness, industrial and corporate change, entrepreneurship and business strategy, global governance, global environmental change, and so on, is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to lead the Centre’s research activities in ONE key sector and participate in the relevant research group in the host department (Economics, Geography, Political Science or Sociology).

The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) are as follows:

  • Contract to be awarded till end September 2018.
  • An Annual Base Salary between S$66,000 and S$85,000 per year, depending on experience and disciplinary background.
  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
  •  Travel Assistance may be provided for eligible candidates.
  •  Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.
  • Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

Other benefits that the University provides and information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers. Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.


All applications, including a covering letter detailing research interests, publication track record and plans, as well as a CV and the names of two academic referees, and queries should be submitted via email to Dr. Aidan Wong (aidanwong@nus.edu.sg) as soon as possible. The review for the positions will begin on1 November 2016, and the search will continue until the appointment is made.


About Komali

Komalirani Yenneti is currently a doctoral researcher in School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and is researching on 'The Social acceptance, Politics and Public Perceptions of Renewable energy implementation in India' . Apart from this current position, Komali also holds a position as a Research Associate at the Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) and a communications officer at Energy Geographies Working Group - RGS. She is also a part of various international professional bodies such as Royal Geography Society- Institute of British Geographers, American Planning Association, American Architectural Engineering Institute, Royal Institute of British Architecture and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project which is a collaborative initiative of IHDP-UGEC, SARCS (Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START), and National Taipei University. She has about 3 years of industry and research experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Energy efficiency and Green buildings prior to becoming doctoral researcher where had the expertise on implementing the projects. She has several papers, book chapters written at national and international level and also has recently published a book on 'Carbon finance and Decentralised Composting Projects'. She also presented at various national and international conferences. She also received various awards such as Vastushilpa foundation gold medal, Hyderabad industries gold medal, W.C Kane memorial peace prize, Brightest Young climate leader, Young environmentalist award etc. She also has several prestigious grants and scholarships in her basket of achievements. Her expertise lies in the areas of Urban Development Plans, Urban regeneration, Decentralization of solid waste management, Green buildings and Energy efficient buildings with energy audits, simulations and policy making, GHG accounting, reporting and carbon abatement under Clean Development Mechanism, Developing Mitigation and Adaption strategies for climate change with focus on cities, urban and transportation planning and specialization on Public transport and Civil Aviation sector
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