Research Fellow (Earthquakes & Tectonics)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) at NTU Singapore is a national science Research Center 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 Earth Observatory of Singapore seeks a Research Fellow with expertise in numerical modeling as applied to active tectonics to participate in research on faults and earthquakes around Southeast Asia. The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Judith Hubbard and will collaborate with other members of the Tectonics group to understand tectonic evolution, crustal stress states, fault formation, and earthquake triggering. Specific research will include the tectonic evolution of the southern Philippines, and the 2019 Cotabato earthquake cascade, with the opportunity to work on other earthquake phenomena in South/Southeast Asia.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Seismotectonic evaluation
  • Geodynamic assessment
  • Fault modeling
  • Coulomb stress transfer modeling
  • Interpretation of results
  • Publication of results


  • Ph.D. in Geology or a related field
  • Expertise in numerical modeling of active tectonic structures
  • Experience with some combination of geodynamics, earthquake stress transfer, finite fault models, and/or structural geology
  • Enthusiasm, good team work, good communication, the ability to conduct independent research and write papers, leadership, interest in fault behavior


Applicants are invited to submit a detailed CV and statement of interest (up to 1 page). Review of applications will begin immediately. We regret that only successful candidates will be informed.

Please make a formal application HERE

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