Research Fellow (Morphodynamics)

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Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 12th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) is seeking a self-driven, highly-motivated and collaborative Research Fellow (post-doctoral degree) to join Prof. Latrubesse’s research group to investigate fluvial geomorphic science in Southeast Asia. In particular, the selected Research Fellow will develop and lead researches in morphodynamics and sediment transport in large Southeast Asian rivers. The work will involve field work using hydro-sedimentological equipment, hydrological and hydraulic modeling, computational works (including GIS), and geomorphologic laboratory analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead fluvial geomorphologic research under Professor Latrubesse supervision focused on river morphodynamics, sediment transport.
  • Use hydrological equipment such as acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), side-scan Sonar, echo bathymetry, LISST, and Sub-bottom profiler in field works.
  • Conduct sediment sampling in rivers (surface, depth-integrated and bed), survey geomorphology and outcrops.
  • Perform computational works to post-process hydrological and hydraulic data collected in the field.
  • Analyze samples collected from field in laboratory (such as sediment concentration and grain size analysis among others).
  • Organize results and reports for Latrubesse’s research program and conduct any other ad-hoc duties necessary for the team.
  • Write scientific papers and periodically present results at international conferences and workshops.


  • Doctoral degree in geography, geology, civil/environmental engineering or related fields.
  • Solid understanding of river dynamics, geomorphology and environmental/earth science in general.
  • Set of publications in major geomorphology/environmental science journals as a first-author.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge in hydrological field equipment mentioned above.
  • Capability to handle geospatial data (such as SRTM or Landsat data) and perform quantitative hydrological/geomorphic analysis.
  • Conduct extensive field work overseas whenever necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Well organized and proactive/positive attitude to work as a team.
  • Computational hydrological/hydrodynamic modeling capacity will be a very important plus.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV, work samples and names and contact details of two referees, to indicating Research Fellow – Morphodynamics in the title.

Review of applications will begin immediately. We regret that only successful candidates will be informed

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