Research Fellow, Geology

11 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

NTU Main Campus, Singapore

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) invite applications for the position of Research Fellow for Assistant Professor Aron Meltzner’s research group.

The candidate will conduct a field program in western Luzon Island in the Philippines to survey, slab, and analyze coral microatolls from coastal sites and to identify active tectonic structures.

Job Responsibilities: 

The candidate will lead the research project from beginning to end, including but not limited to:

  • Identify sites and coral microatolls
  • Survey sites with on-site and remote techniques
  • Provide supervision over the cutting of coral microatolls with a chainsaw, processing and x-raying of microatoll slabs and the radiometric dating of fossil corals
  • Analyze the coral microatoll slabs using Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Illustrator®, and Microsoft® Excel®
  • Use remote sensing and field-based geological methods to identify active tectonic structures
  • Use the data obtained to interpret relative sea-level and tectonic histories in western Luzon
  • Write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals based on these findings
  • Expected to help oversee student research at other sites in western Luzon

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in geology or a similar field, and research experience in neotectonics, paleoseismology, geomorphology, geochronology, and computer-based modeling of geological data
  • Minimum of 8 years of field-based research experience, including experience in field surveying and digital topographic analysis
  • At least 3 first-author papers published in peer-reviewed journals, including at least 1 in an English-language journal
  • Proficiency in Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Illustrator®, ArcGIS, and MATLAB®
  • General understanding of Philippines tectonics, elastic dislocation modeling, and glacial isostatic adjustment

Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for the post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be notified.

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