Research Assistant (Quantifying Eruption Impacts and Recovery)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at NTU is a national science Research Centre 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. We seek a qualified research assistant to assist in a project to remotely quantify volcanic eruption impacts and recovery. The work will include developing numerical code that can be used on Google Earth Engine to map the deposits and impacts of eruptions via satellite. There will be opportunities for fieldwork to ground-truth the remote assessments. The incumbent will work with regional and international collaborators, and will be expected to contribute to scientific publications and presentations. We will provide training for any of the duties and responsibilities below, if needed.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Review of available literature and databases on the impact of volcanic eruptions
Identification of the relationship between critical source parameters and the nature of volcanic impacts
Development of geo-spatial databases in open-source environments (QGIS)-
Use and development of scripts for processing remote sensing data (Python, Matlab)

Requirements: 

BSc degree in Earth Sciences or a related field
Solid background in using Matlab and GIS, and ideally Linux/Unix
Knowledge in basic volcanology and natural hazards
Self-driven, able to work independently but also a good team player, good written and oral communication skills

Interested applicants please send your CV and a covering letter to eos_humanresources@ntu.edu.sg by 31 May 2018.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact Dr. Sébastien Biasse at sbiasse@ntu.edu.sg.