Research Positions

  • Positions (2) under NatCatDAX

    Natural catastrophes (Nat Cat) disproportionally affect Asia in terms of economic losses and casualties, which in large part could be attributed to: (i) the low insurance penetration, (ii) low catastrophe (cat) risk awareness in the region, and (iii) in comparison with Western countries (e.g. Europe, US) lack of effective risk transfer mechanisms of the cat risk. However data necessary for catastrophe risk quantification in Asia and in SE Asia, are in general poor in terms of availability, accessibility and quality.

    ICRM is leading the establishment of a Natural Catastrophe Data and Analytics Exchange (NatCatDAX) Alliance as an association of industry interest group to address the above data and modelling gaps, through an industry-led catastrophe data and analytics platform for Asia Pacific and starting with SE Asia. Under the Alliance, ICRM will work with its consortium partners comprising (i) the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R) of the Agency for Science and Technology and Research (A*STAR) and (ii) PERILS AG, a leading industry-wide European catastrophe insurance data provider based in Switzerland, to produce quality-assured economic and industry databases covering exposure and loss for the cities of Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila and Taipei, and with the perils covering earthquake, wind storm (typhoons) and flood.

    ICRM is looking to fill 2 positions under NatCatDAX

  • GIS Applications Developer at the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

    The Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) at NTU invites applications for a position as a GIS Applications Developer. ICRM is a multi-disciplinary catastrophe risk management research institute which developes understandings and models of risks related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and floods, and non-traditional risks such as infectious diseases and terrorism.

    This position at ICRM is for developing and maintaining the Institute’s GIS infrastructure to support its research work, running of in-house risk models and outreach activities. The successful applicant is expected to develop data capturing and visualization tools, oversee and maintain the Institute’s GIS infrastructure including its GIS data depository, establish procedures on data quality assurance, and develop documentation.

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  • RESEARCH FELLOW position at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore (Risk Analysis, Shipping, Port, and Logistics) (2 positions)

    Project Description

    Research project is in the area of marine cargo risk and its impact on ports. The focus is primarily on risk analysis and modeling.

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  • Post-doctoral fellow positions in the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) program

    Through the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), ETH partnering NTU, NUS and SMU has launched the CREATE program on Future Resilient Systems (FRS) and ICRM is leading the NTU-side effort. Asia is undergoing massive growth of its urban areas along with corresponding growth of its critical infrastructure systems such as for water, transport, communications and power, all of which are essential for building and supporting societies. The resilience of these infrastructure systems to hazards or shocks, whether naturally triggered or otherwise then becomes critical for ensuring the health and safety of the population.

    Developing an understanding of the resiliency of infrastructure systems is complex in that the infrastructure systems are individually themselves large and inter-linked and they can exhibit totally unexpected system responses which can even result in cascading failures across the entire system. That such infrastructure systems are also managed by human organizations further brings the element of social-technical interactions in the system response. The development of needed understandings for improving the robustness and resilience of these systems requires novel, integrative and holistic approaches along with coupled social-technical perspectives which the FRS program aims to achieve.

    A number of research positions are available at ICRM under the FRS program. Please see below for further information and application details. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant faulty member involved who will further guidance regarding their suitability and in the application process. All positions are 100% based in ICRM/NTU and are available until filled.

    • Efficient Physical Infrastructure Modeling (1 postdoc position and 1 technical specialist)
      Please contact Prof. J. Cheung at for details.
  • Cambridge–Singapore Exchange Fellow Programme

    Position 1: System Shock Research Project

    Position 2: Development of Mega-Cities Project

    Rapid globalization of the economy and increased international social linkage has increased the potential for geo-political events and localized catastrophes to impact business supply chains, energy and food security and financial resilience of modern societies. The Institute for Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is developing a research programme to understand the risk of systemic shocks on societal and economic networks, including mega-cities.

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