Research Fellow (Hazard and Risk - InVEST Component G)
The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) seeks a Research Fellow in the areas of disaster risk, with a focus on quantitative risk assessment and modelling for natural hazards (volcano, earthquake or tsunami). The candidate will work under the supervision of Susanna Jenkins and David Lallemant 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 a large number of 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.
- Identifying potentially impactful hazard scenarios in the Southeast Asian Ring of Fire
- Using a probabilistic framework to couple hazard, exposure, vulnerability to run dynamic crisis simulations
- Investigating counterfactuals that greatly increase or decrease the impact
- 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
- Publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences
- Potential for co-mentorship of PhD students within the team
- Engaging in collaborative discussions with the large number of team members and collaborators for InVEST
- Ph.D. in earth science, natural hazards, disaster risk and resilience, or a related field
- Post-doctoral experience an advantage
- Expertise and interests in quantitative natural hazard risk analysis and modelling
- Demonstrated experience in communicating and partnering with risk stakeholders
- Experience in multi-hazard impact and/or dynamic risk assessment an advantage
- Strong track record of publishing research relevant to the position in international recognised journals
- Evidence of excellent English language and communication skills for publication
- 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. Applications will be reviewed from 15 March 2023. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Please submit an official application here.
Hiring Institution: NTU