Research Associate

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) invite applications for the position of Research Associate (Field & Lab Coordinator) within Prof. Lallemant's research group.

The Research Associate (Field & Lab Coordinator) will join a dynamic, expanding research group that investigates the complex impact that natural hazards have on society ( In particular, the selected candidate will coordinate the field and lab activities of the group.

The work will involve planning the logistics and executing field and laboratory work, with necessary equipment kept orderly, and all parties coordinated safely. Active participation in research will be encouraged, and support for publication and meeting/conference presentations can be available.

Preferred commencement date is as soon as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and coordinating of field activities for the natural hazards and society group, leading to successful execution and coordination of field work.
  • Assist in development and execution of safety plans, including drafting risk assessments and procedures for overseas research, including coordination of training for faculty/staff/students in field and at NTU, leading to safe field research abroad, with clear plans for scenarios related to safety.
  • Assist with safety on field projects.
  • Coordinate on projects in collaboration with NTU researchers and foreign scientists.
  • Support field-based research in natural hazards.
  • Identify lab equipment needs and arrange for procurement of equipment.
  • Assist with field/lab's budget planning, forecast, review, management and expenditure control.
  • Willing to travel frequently, occasionally for long periods (up to 3-4 weeks per trip).
  • Assist with research and conferences.


  • Masters degree in Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Public Policy, or related fields.
  • Familiar with and interested in human-environmental systems, public policy, non-governmental, or humanitarian work.
  • At least 3 years experience managing international scientific field work.
  • Strong background in field studies related to earth systems science, environmental science, or human-environmental systems.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, Wilderness First Responder preferred.
  • Experience putting together risk assessment matrices for field or lab work preferred.
  • Experience with typical institutional purchasing systems (Tender, ITQ, SVP).
  • Experience with field survey techniques and equipment, including unmanned aerial systems preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Key Competency Requirements

  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to manage financial budgets
  • Logical thinking and creative problem solving is essential
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, collaborative, with interest to work with other researchers and scientists (team player) to produce high-quality and impactful research.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV, work samples and names and contact details of two referees, to indicating Research Associate – Disaster Risk Analytics in the title. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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