Singapore Government
Dr Shipra JAIN

Dr Shipra JAIN

Research Scientist
Department of Climate Research
Seasonal and Subseasonal Prediction Branch


Dr Shipra JAIN

Dr Shipra Jain is a physicist by training and has an extensive experience of working on diverse atmospheric and climate science topics including seasonal predictions, monsoon dynamics, climate variability and change, climate sensitivity, climate extremes, and air pollution. At the CCRS, Dr Jain works on the development and dissemination of the subseasonal and seasonal forecasts for Singapore and Southeast Asia. She also carries out research that aids the prediction of extreme events on subseasonal to multidecadal timescales. As an early-career leader, Dr Jain has taken key initiatives to provide voice and visibility to the early career scientists in international science fora. She was the executive committee member (2018-2022) of the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community – a vibrant network of more than 2000 ECRs across the globe. She has also written essays on careers in science for Nature Career and Nature Index. At her previous employments, she has co-mentored several Master’s and PhD students and also taught Natural Hazards course to undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh.


    • 2013-2016
    • PhD in Science, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR – National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
    • 2009-2011
    • M.Sc. in Physics, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
    • 2006-2009
    • B.Sc. (H) in Physics, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India

Working Experience

    • 2022-present
    • Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2021-2022
    • Project Manager, HEICCAM research network, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    • 2019-2021
    • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    • 2017-2019
    • Research Associate, DST Centre of Excellence in Climate modeling, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
    • 2015-2017
    • Project Scientist, National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
    • 2011-2015
    • Project Assistant/Fellow and Senior Project Fellow: Radio & Atmospheric Science Division, CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

Research Interests

  • Subseasonal to decadal prediction
  • Monsoon
  • Climate variability and change

Dr Jain’s full publication record can be accessed here.