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Research assistant, PhD, and postdoc positions in structural geology/seismic reflection at the Earth Observatory of Singapore

Date: 10/09/2012

Announcement of research positions, from Judith Hubbard, EOS:

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) invites applications for research assistants, graduate students and post-doctoral research scientist positions in the fields of structural geology/earthquake hazards (all levels) and reflection seismology (post-doc only). The successful applicants will work with investigators of the Tectonics group on inter-connected problems related to natural hazards, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia and surroundings.

The successful candidates will join a dynamic team of geologists, paleoseismologists, geodesists, and modelers interested in increasing fundamental knowledge of the region’s tectonic and seismic behavior, for more reliable forecasting and mitigation of earthquake and tsunami hazards.

We seek qualified, highly motivated candidates to participate in the following research activities:

- Development of local- and regional-scale 3D models of active faults throughout Southeast Asia, modeled after the SCEC CFM/CVM, based on all possible data sources, including industry seismic reflection data, geologic maps, satellite imagery, and seismicity.

- Deployment of a Minibuggy Vibroseis to various parts of Southeast Asia, including Nepal, northern and northeastern India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sumatra to acquire high resolution seismic data across the tips of active faults. Project will involve field acquisition, processing, interpretation, and integration with paleoseismic data to understand the fault kinematics and slip history.

- Modeling of geodetic deformation based on alternative, realistic fault geometries so as to develop inversion models for interseismic/coseismic deformation based in sound structural geology.

Start dates for the postdoc positions are flexible, from immediate to the summer of 2013. PhD intakes occur in both January and August. Research assistantships are short-term (<1 year) positions that require a Bachelor’s degree and may lead to PhD positions; start dates flexible. Salaries are internationally competitive, and PhD scholarships are available.

More information about our institution and facilities can be found at http://www.earthobservatory.sg/


- Postdocs: A recent Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics or a related discipline is required. Experience with reflection seismic processing, seismic data interpretation, and/or 3D fault modeling is preferred, as well as research experience directly relevant to the research activities described above. Field experience is a plus.

- Graduate students and research assistants: A solid training and demonstrated excellence in geology, geophysics, or related fields and a strong interest in geological processes. Field experience is a plus.

How to apply:

Applicants for the post-doctoral position should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, including specific reference to the projects listed here, a curriculum vita, one representative publication, and the names and addresses of three references to eos_humanresources@ntu.edu.sg. Guidelines for PhD applications can be found in the attached pamphlets. Applicants interested in research assistant positions should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three references to Judith Hubbard (judith.a.hubbard@gmail.com).

For information, please contact Judith Hubbard (judith.a.hubbard@gmail.com).