Research Fellow (Geochemistry)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) invites applications for a Research Fellow (RF) position to work on peatland environmental geochemistry and aquatic geochemistry in Southeast Asia.

The main tasks of this position are:

1) to perform extensive fieldwork in tropical peatlands (e.g., Borneo) and collect peat, sediment, rock and water samples;

2) to develop high-precision geochemical techniques to analyze environmental samples;

3) to operate and maintain the state-of-the-art wet chemistry clean room and high-resolution mass spectrometers, and

4) to participate in mentoring RAs and students at EOS/ASE.

The successful candidate is also expected to

1) work with international collaborators in both fields and labs,

2) actively participate in various education and outreach activities, and

3) publish scientific outcomes of the research in international peer-reviewed journals.


Should have a PhD degree with a major in geochemistry or related fields in geology or marine science
Should be familiar with environmental geochemistry, ocean chemistry and climatology.
Should have extensive field experience.
Should have strong experience working in a wet chemistry clean lab for trace metal separation.
Should be able to independently operate and maintain mass spectrometers, including MC-ICP-MS and HR-ICP-MS.
Should be fluent in English speaking and writing, and have published scientific papers in high-quality research journals.
Desirable if he/she has experience in mentoring students/researchers in fields/labs.
Enthusiasm in research, good spirit in teamwork and collaboration.

Interested applicants, please make a formal application HERE.