Research Fellow (Sea-level change)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) is a national Research Centre of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, seek up to two (2) postdoctoral scholars (research fellows) with demonstrable expertise in applying geological methods to investigate neotectonic, paleoseismic, geomorphic, or sea-level problems to participate in research on coastal uplift, subsidence, and relative sea-level change in Southeast Asia.

The candidate(s) will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Aron Meltzner as part of the Geology of Earthquakes and Sea Level team, and will collaborate with other members of the Tectonics and Climate groups in the Earth Observatory of Singapore, to evaluate tectonic and sea-level hazards at sites across the region. Our work is heavily field-based, and we have sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines; however, ongoing travel restrictions resulting from the global pandemic may prevent access to some sites in the foreseeable future, and candidates should be open to working in any of the aforementioned countries.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Lead research in coastal deformation, in particular by reconstructing changes in sea level and land level at multiple time scales over the Holocene, using geological proxy data and/or remote sensing data
Write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals based on these findings
Work collaboratively and interactively with fellow researchers studying interrelated problems
Help oversee student research on related projects


Ph.D. in Earth science, environmental science, geology, or a related field
Minimum 5 years of field-based research experience in geological and/or environmental sciences
Strong expertise in neotectonics, paleoseismology, and/or coastal geomorphology
Research experience in remote sensing and/or computer-based modeling of geological data
Demonstrable understanding of potential impacts of tectonics and/or glacial isostatic adjustment on relative sea level would be advantageous
Proficiency in Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Illustrator®, ArcGIS, and MATLAB® would be advantageous
Excellent English and communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for collaborative research, including helping to train students
Strong record of publication in related topics, including first-author papers published in peer-reviewed journals (at least one of these papers should be in an English-language journal)


Please make a formal application here: OR
Applicants are invited to submit submit a full CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for the post, and the names of 2 referees. Review of applications will begin immediately. We regret that only successful candidates will be informed.
For further details on the position, please contact Asst Prof Aron Meltzner at