Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow - InSAR and Disaster Response

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at NTU is a national science Research Centre of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

The successful candidate will design and coordinate a near-real-time, partially automated Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) processing and response system to facilitate geodetic research, monitoring of natural hazards and disaster response. Specific targets may include flooding, land subsidence, volcano monitoring, tectonic deformation and earthquake studies across Southeast Asia. The job scope will include (a) leading efforts towards the technical development of the processing system, (b) communication with stakeholders and policy makers across the region to make sure that products are most useful for disaster mitigation and response, (c) coordination of ground truth data collection for calibration and validation of the processing results.


The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Geophysics, Earth Science, Geodesy, Geology, Disaster Response, or Computer Science and will ideally have several years of post-Ph.D. work experience. He/She will be skilled in the processing and application of InSAR data for the purpose of monitoring and understanding natural hazards, with significant experience in at least one open-source InSAR processing software (GMTSAR, ISCE, ROI_PAC, etc.). They should have programming experience, with one of the languages ideally being Python. They should feel confident in supervising technical staff to set up and optimize parallel processing routines on a high-performance Linux cluster. Experience with projects that work with very large data sets would be a definite plus. A strong background knowledge of Earth science and natural hazards is necessary.

The successful candidate will have very strong English and communication skills, both written and oral. They should have the ability and experience with managing several complex projects at a time that involve multiple stakeholders, and enthusiasm to collaborate with a varied group that will include Earth scientists, social scientists, technical staff, senior representatives from regional and international disaster relief agencies and governments, NGO’s and businesses. They should have evidence of successful delivery of large-scale projects across geographies and stakeholders. They must have strong program management skills (intellectual thought leadership, project workflow planning, delivery in time and budget, trouble shooting, team management, upward management of program steering group or Board, etc.).

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