NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow, Monitoring Post-Disaster Recovery

Location
Singapore
Posted
13 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2020
Ref
R00003207
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) invites applications for the position of Research Fellow (Post-doc) within Prof. Lallemant’s research group.

The Research Fellow will join a dynamic, expanding research group that investigates the complex impact that natural hazards have on society (https://disaster-analytics.com/). In particular, the selected candidate will be the lead researcher in a project on monitoring post-disaster recovery.

The work will involve collecting and analyzing complex data on disaster recovery (including field-based and remote data), reviewing theoretical models and metrics of recovery and building statistical models to test them against empirical data, and sharing key findings to academic and practicing audiences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analysis of current datasets, as well as collection of new datasets from recent disaster events
  • Conception, design, prototype and implementation of solutions to collect and analyze complex data on disaster recovery
  • Convening regular project discussion with international collaborators and stakeholders
  • Manage field-data collection missions, with support of junior lab members
  • Create and maintain code documentation, libraries and databases for the project.
  • Mentor junior colleagues, as needed
  • Communication of findings through academic publishing and communication with practitioners

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in environmental sciences, engineering, policy or other related field
  • Experience with statistical programming with R or Python
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex data, including both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience working or researching in post-disaster contexts a plus
  • Knowledge of the international disaster recovery actors, frameworks and processes a plus

Key Competency Requirements

  • Logical thinking and creative problem solving is essential
  • Ability to examine data and results critically for potential errors and inconsistencies
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, collaborative, with interest to work with other researchers and scientists (team player) to produce high-quality and impactful research
  • Interest in the field of natural hazards and reducing their impacts on society
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

Hiring Institution: NTU

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