Research Fellow (Volcano Infrasound)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) is a research centre at NTU with a mission to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies.

EOS invites applications for Research Fellow position in volcano infrasound research relating to eruption detection and characterisation. The main focus on this project revolves around regional infrasound detection and identification of volcanic activity. This involves an IMS like infrasound array in Singapore, along with the expansion of infrasound infrastructure within SE Asia. This project requires data acquisition from regional aviation alert to process subsequent infrasound analysis for event characterisation. The successful candidate will work in a vibrant scientific department, participating in deployments of high-end scientific instrumentation, and involving in strong collaboration and frequent interaction with members of the volcano group and the Center for Geohazards Observation (CGO).

The candidate will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Benoit Taisne with a team of international scientists on the integration of different components. The candidate will develop a framework for automated volcanic event detection, identification and eruption source parameter characterisation using infrasound and satellite analysis.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate between multiple research partners involved in the project and explore potentials of more possibilities

  • Management of personnel involved in the project including undergraduate, PhD, and Post-Docs

  • Design of integrated processing framework for eruption source parameter characterisation using multiple data types (e.g. infrasound, satellite)

  • Take an active role into developing automated real-time analysis of remote infrasound data

  • Maintenance of existing processing tools linked to the monitoring data collected in the framework of this project

  • Data handling management for real time geophysics equipment, specifically infrasound

  • Maintenance of documentation, including inhouse wiki, and Git repository

  • Further development of in-house automated tools for data analysis focused on signal detection and identification

  • Perform other relevant research tasks assigned by the Principal Investigator

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Volcano Geophysics (infrasound) or related topics

  • Established in the field with a good record of publications

  • Able to mentor and coach undergraduate and PhD students

  • Able to teach

  • Demonstrate expertise in time series analysis and infrasound data processing

  • Experience with infrasound processing software (e.g., PMCC or equivalent)

  • Strong computational background (e.g., MATLAB, Python)

  • Experience in Linux/Unix working environment will be preferred

  • Additional knowledge in other languages will be advantageous (e.g., MySQL, Perl…)

  • Self-driven, able to work independently but also a good team player, good written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and willingness to learn

  • Excellent English written and communication skills

  • Independence in research direction and team spirit

  • Team player and willingness to collaborate

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.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please submit an official application here.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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