A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Engineer (Geothermal-driven Technologies for Passive Enabling of Urban Sustainability Solutions)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:16 February 2021
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:2.5 years

Project Title: Geothermal-driven Technologies for Passive Enabling of Urban Sustainability Solutions


TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

About This Position

Singapore has excellent geological conditions for favourable underground heat flows. This would put the state in a prime location for geothermal potential. Against this background, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and TUMCREATE have been granted funding for a project called "Geothermal-driven technologies for passive enabling of urban sustainability solutions". The project aims to physically confirm Singapore’s hydrothermal potential by drilling a few near-surface and deep geothermal wells. The study focuses primarily on developing a better understanding of Singapore's geology and assessing underground geothermal resources.


  • Excellent degree in Geosciences, Geology, material sciences or comparable field of study
  • Excellent academic record and independent, precise and reliable working style
  • Excellent experience with physical and chemical analysis of hard rock and/or fluid samples and their scientific evaluation
  • Ideally, knowledge of physicochemical analysis of rock samples like XRF, LA-ICP-MS, XRD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communica­tion skills in both written and spoken English

What we offer

  • An attractive salary
  • Exposure to the state-of-the-art research topics
  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Guidance by researchers from world-renowned universities
  • Opportunity for publishing in international journals and conferences
  • Multicultural and dynamic working atmosphere

Enquiries and How To Apply
Kindly note only Singapore residents (Singapore citizens, permanent residents, long-term pass holders) who are currently staying in Singapore are eligible to apply at this time. To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to tobias.massier@tum-create.edu.sg.