Senior Research Associate

Employment Type: Full Time

Research Laboratory:  Geomatics for Environment and Development (GED)


  • Assist in the management of national, regional and city level space-based RE studies by GED
  • Assist in literature review
  • Work with the GED Research Scientist and Team in developing and validating a Renewable Energy Decision Support System (RE DSS)
  • Assist in the formulation of research methodologies, guiding RS-GIS applications as well as knowledge management
  • Oversee and assist in undertaking RE-related hazard, exposure, vulnerability and risk or HEVR data scoping, sourcing and quality check, including gathering of cost-benefit indices of RE options
  • Synchronize gathering and encoding of spatial data at different levels
  • Ensure RS-GIS map integration
  • Assist in guiding and delegating data processing and any required modelling according to an agreed work program
  • Review, validate and analyze research results, knowledge products, infer key findings and synthesize, conclusions and recommendations in collaboration with the Team
  • Coordinate with RCS and AQD-ITD on inputs to GED research and mapping
  • Guide, consolidate, write and review technical narratives/ reports and scientific papers


  • PhD or Master of Science degree in Physics/ Environmental Science, Planning or Management/ Geography/ Economics/ Related Fields
  • At least two (2) years of experience in development-oriented work in government, academe, research, and/ or NGOs
  • In-depth knowledge of remote sensing and geographic information systems (RS-GIS) applications
  • Mapping skills, especially using ArcGIS, QGIS and ArcMap as well as ENVI
  • With experience in managing transdisciplinary space-based research teams
  • Expertise in climate and geophysical risk screening helpful
  • Knowledge of conventional energy and RE systems an advantage


All interested applicants must submit the following:


  1. a) An Application Letter addressed to Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, PhD, Executive Director of the Manila Observatory.
  2. b) Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers).
  3. c) Transcript of Records and recent passport size photograph.


Please submit the required documents via e-mail to, with “Applicant- GED Senior Research Associate” as subject.