Research Fellow (Earthquakes/Tectonics)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) at NTU Singapore is a national science Research Center 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.

The Earth Observatory of Singapore seeks a Research Fellow with demonstrable expertise in dynamic rupture modeling as applied to active tectonics and earthquake hazards to participate in research on active faults and earthquakes around Southeast Asia. The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Judith Hubbard and will collaborate with other members of the Tectonics group to evaluate the physical processes and states necessary to cause sequential earthquake triggering in complex 3-D settings. Experience with some combination of waveform seismology, structural geology, fault properties, and/or geodynamics is preferred. The successful candidate will work with the Structural Geology team to study the relationships between fault geometry, stress state and dynamics, and earthquake patterns. Specific research will include the 2019 Cotabato earthquake cascade and similar sequences. The Structural Geology team also has existing projects and deployments in Nepal and Bangladesh, and there will likely be opportunities to work in those areas as well.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Assessment of tectonic setting
Development of geodynamic model
Evaluation of earthquake patterns
Modeling of earthquake stress transfer
Interpretation of results
Publication of results


Ph.D. in Geology or a related field
Expertise in numerical modeling of active tectonic structures
Experience with some combination of geodynamics, earthquake stress transfer, waveform seismology, finite fault inversions, and/or structural geology.
Enthusiasm, good team work, good communication, the ability to conduct independent research and write papers, leadership, interest in fault behavior.


Please make a formal application here: