Research Assistant/Associate - Remote Sensing
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities. The Earth Observatory in Singapore (EOS) at NTU Singapore is a national science Research Center of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.
We invite applicants for a Research Assistant/ Associate to help with mission control for a near-real-time, partially automated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing and response system to facilitate geodetic research, monitoring of natural hazards and disaster response. Specific targets may include flooding, land subsidence, volcano monitoring, tectonic deformation and earthquake studies across Southeast Asia. The job scope may include (a) using the system to process SAR data for monitoring of hazards and response to regional disasters, (b) communication with stakeholders and policy makers to make sure that products are most useful for disaster mitigation and response, (c) coordination with other scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore who use SAR data for their scientific analysis, (d) assisting scientists at the Observatory in their research to improve algorithms used for mapping disasters using remote-sensing data.
The ideal candidate will possess high-level knowledge of the principles and technical aspects of satellite-based radar remote sensing as well as a strong understanding of natural hazards. They will have experience in interpreting and modelling Interferometric SAR data for geophysical applications. They should also have the sense of urgency in responding to natural disasters and the enthusiasm to collaborate with a varied group that will include Earth scientists, social scientists, technical staff, policy makers, NGO's, and disaster-response organizations. Experience working with optical remote sensing and GIS would be a very strong plus.
Interested applicants should send a CV, with list of publications (if any), statement of career goals, and the names of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
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