Senior Research Fellow (Geohazards - InVEST, Project Wide)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at Nanyang Technological University seeks a Research Fellow to conduct interdisciplinary research towards providing a holistic understanding of tectonics, volcanoes, and the linkages between them, with a focus on the Southeast Asian Ring of Fire. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in numerical modeling and/or data analytics.

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.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof Emma Hill and will collaborate with 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!

The successful candidate will help to identify and study links between the eight components of InVEST, which together investigate the geohazards of this region from a range of perspectives. We’re looking for a collaborative individual with a passion for learning, who would enjoy working with people from a wide range of disciplines – seismology, geodesy, geology, remote sensing, tectonics, volcanoes, risk, social science and history -- with a goal to connecting the dots between the components.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Numerical modeling of tectonics, volcanoes, earthquake processes and/or cascading hazards towards holistic understanding of geohazards around Southeast Asia
  • Exploration of large geophysical, geological, remote-sensing and historical databases to identify patterns and anomalous behavior
  • Investigation of interdisciplinary linkages across tectonics, volcanoes, cascading hazards and societal risk
  • Development of innovative new modeling tools and/or databases designed for the analysis of geohazards in Southeast Asia

Job Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. in Earth science, geophysics, geodesy, natural hazards, computational modelling, data analytics, statistics, or a related field, plus at least 4 years of relevant post-PhD experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in numerical modeling or data analytics to study tectonic and/or volcano deformation and/or earthquake processes
  • Strong expertise in programming with Python, MATLAB or R
  • Strong track record of publishing research relevant to the position in Tier 1 journals
  • Evidence of excellent English language and communication skills
  • 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 9 Jan 2023.We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please submit an official application here.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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