Research Fellow (Hazard and Risk - InVEST Component C)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) seeks a Research Fellow in the areas of disaster risk, with a focus on quantitative risk assessment of cascading hazards associated with fault systems. The candidate will work under the supervision of Adam Switzer and will collaborate with the researchers from the ‘Integrating Volcano and Earthquake Science and Technology (InVEST) in Southeast Asia’ project, a 5-year project that aims to provide a holistic understanding of regional tectonics, volcanoes, the linkages between the two, and their cascading hazards and impacts in Singapore and Southeast Asia. We will be hiring many research staff and students to work on this project, so it promises to be a very exciting time to join our team!

EOS is a Research Centre of Excellence at Nanyang Technological University Singapore that conducts fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies. EOS maintains a regional network of geophysical observation stations in collaboration with neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, that are supported by the EOS Centre for Geohazard Observations, as well as a Remote Sensing Lab (EOS-RS). Computational resources are available through a dedicated cluster and collaboration with the High-Performance Computing Centre of NTU. In addition, EOS hosts state-of-the-art analytical facilities for petrological and geochemical analysis, and a Community Engagement office that co-creates learning opportunities for a range of audiences to promote a safer and more sustainable future.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Identifying potentially impactful hazard scenarios in the Southeast Asian Ring of Fire
  • Using a probabilistic framework to link earthquake and landslide hazard, exposure, vulnerability
  • Regional mapping of cascading hazard risk
  • Developing key case studies that can inform and support policy decisions
  • Preparing information and outputs in ways that can be used to communicate with policy makers and other risk stakeholders

Job Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in earth science, geology, natural hazards, or a related field
  • Post-doctoral experience an advantage
  • Expertise and interests in fault mapping, remote sensing or hazard analysis and modelling
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating and partnering with risk stakeholders
  • Experience in multi-hazard impact and/or dynamic risk assessment an advantage
  • Track record of publishing research relevant to the position in international recognised journals
  • Evidence of excellent English language and communication skills for reports
  • Evidence of independence in research direction and team spirit


EOS seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the basis of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please submit an official application here.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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