Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Employment type: Two-year contract (full-time) with the possibility of extension
Deadline: 9 March 2021
SEI Asia, based in Bangkok, has a diverse team of multinational experts that integrates scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. It focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanisation.
SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have inked a long-term agreement to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia.
The Research Fellow will work under SEI Asia’s Water Resources Management Cluster to undertake research for both new and ongoing projects with focus on wetland ecosystem management, ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), wetland monitoring, ecosystem service valuation, natural-based solutions (NBS) and wetland restoration, environmental policy analysis and stakeholder engagement. This position will emphasise developing innovative projects, work across disciplines, mentor early-career researchers, and build capacity for key stakeholders. The candidate will ensure that research results are published in high-quality external publications and engage with policy and decision-makers.
We are looking for a researcher who has adequate experience in researching and managing projects related to wetland management, ecosystem-based adaptation and resilient ecosystems in water resources management context in the Asia-Pacific region. We expect that this person will be able to apply their analytical skills as well as their qualitative and quantitative research expertise to work on biodiversity and ecosystem issues and create positive policy impacts at all levels.
The employee will be provided with a local (Thai) contract.
We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 9 March 2021 23:59 Bangkok local time. As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, online, please use the button below and please prepare your:
SEI ASIA is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants on the basis of qualifications and competencies regardless but not limited to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and marital status. We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organization and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
SEI is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI is ranked as one of the top environment policy think tank in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2020, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
SEI has about 270 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. Our Headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden with other centres in Estonia (SEI Tallinn); the United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (office in Boston, Seattle and Davis); Thailand (SEI Asia); and Kenya (SEI Africa).
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