Research Fellow, Geodesy

Friday, 20 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) invites applications for a Research Fellow (<5 years’ experience after PhD). We are broadly interested in applications from qualified candidates who have interests and expertise relevant to the use of geodesy for monitoring and understanding hazards in South and Southeast Asia, and/or to the use of geodesy for mapping and understanding disasters. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in observing and modelling tectonic or volcanic deformation with geodetic data, and candidates who have experience applying machine learning to geodetic data.

Successful candidates will join a diverse and dynamic group of geodesists at EOS and Asian School of the Environment (ASE), whose research covers GNSS, GNSS-IR, InSAR, tectonic geodesy, climate geodesy, sea-level rise, groundwater-related subsidence, and disaster response using remote sensing. Successful candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., geophysics, earth science, geodesy), expertise in processing and modelling geodetic data using open-source analysis tools (e.g., GipsyX, GAMIT, GMTSAR, ISCE, MintPy) and a demonstrated track record of strong research publications in topics related to the position. They will also have strong communication skills, the ability to write code using Python or MATLAB, the desire and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team, and demonstrated ability of intellectual thought leadership.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process regional geodetic data using open-source tools such as GAMIT and GipsyX (GNSS) and GMTSAR and ISCE (InSAR)
  • Model geodetic data to understand regional hazards
  • Further their research direction independently and in a team
  • Write up research results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present results at conferences
  • Assist in disaster response activities as needed


  • Ph.D. in Earth science, geophysics, geodesy, natural hazards, computational modelling, or a related field
  • Strong expertise in high-precision GNSS data processing using the GAMIT or GIPSY processing tools and/or InSAR processing using GMTSAR or ISCE
  • Experience with other types of data such as GNSS-IR, satellite altimetry, and GRACE would be a plus
  • Strong expertise in programming with Python or MATLAB.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using geodetic data to analyse and model sea-level change and/or tectonic deformation
  • Strong track record of publishing research relevant to the position in Tier 1 journals
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of independence in research direction and team spirit

Some information about the work of our group can be found at

Interested applicants should submit a CV, list of publications and research statement.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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