Research Fellow (Observational Seismology)

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The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) invite applications for a post-doctoral Research Fellow (RF) to work on a range of seismological projects in but not limited to SE Asia.
The main tasks of this position is to use and/or develop the state-of-the-art techniques, including AI and Machine Learning, to address critical scientific questions regards to faulting (e.g. earthquake or tremor) and/or velocity structure imaging, aiming at better understanding of plate tectonics and fault physics.
1) Source study. Detect earthquake or tremor from a regional seismic network, refine earthquake catalog and interpret the seismicity for fault physics and tectonics. Conduct waveform inversion to precisely determine earthquake focal mechanism, source time function and rupture process, and make geologic and physical interpretation to the results.
2) Velocity structure study. Regional to local scale tomography (travel or waveform), receiver function and surface wave inversion, detailed fault zone and basin structure imaging. Anisotropy inversion and scattering analysis.
The successful candidate will join the seismological and tectonic group at EOS/ASE and work in a vibrant, international scientific department. The candidate will be able to use the high performance computer cluster with 2000+ CPU cores and 5 GPU servers (8 V100 on each server) and datasets collected by a dense 200+ short period seismic array. Candidates with prior experience in seismology and geophysics are preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The fellow will collaborate with Asst. Prof. Shengji Wei and the team, the tectonic group in EOS/ASE and colleagues in Indonesia and Myanmar. The fellow is expected to publish the scientific outcomes of their research in international peer-reviewed journals, actively participate in the various seismologic and tectonic -related education and outreach activities of the group, and be involved in the mentoring of EOS/ASE PhD students.
  • PhD in physics, geophysics, seismology or equivalent.
  • Evidence of innovation and/or research publications in the areas of observational seismology or geophysics.
  • Enthusiasm, good team work and collaboration, good English oral and written communication skills, and an ability to conduct independent research.
Application Procedure:
Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV, and a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for the post to indicating Research Fellow – Observational Seismology in the title.
CVs should include academic qualifications, publication list, and names and contact details of at least two referees. Address any questions to Assistant Professor Shengji Wei (
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