Postdoc Researcher: Resilience Analysis

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jul 2021

ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems.

In collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), SEC is undertaking a research programme on "Future Resilient Systems (FRS)". The vision of this programme is to improve the robustness and resilience of high-density urban infrastructure systems and systems of such systems against ambiguous and unexpected hazards and threats.

Project background

Researchers from FRS are currently leading an Intra-CREATE research project on “Resilience Analysis on Hydrogen as a Low-Emission Fuel: Disruption Prevention, Prediction and Recovery”. The project is an interdisciplinary project carried out between SEC and NUS. The project is aimed to enhance the safety and resilience of hydrogen usage, looking into optimal storage site selection, disruption prediction through combustion simulation, and recovery optimization of lifeline infrastructure system. Within this framework we are announcing the following position opening.

Job description

The position is devoted to the study of optimal recovery of lifeline infrastructure when subjected to hydrogen detonation disruptions. If the lifeline infrastructure is disrupted from hydrogen detonation disruptions, recovery measures need to be taken to quickly restore the functionality. The recovery sequence is determined by the layout of the infrastructure system, the subsystems that are down during disruption, the available crews, the budget constraint, etc. Novel probability and optimization models will be developed to guide the optimal recovery sequence of lifeline infrastructure.

Please note that the employment will be at the Singapore-ETH Centre and local working regulations will apply.

Your profile

The ideal candidate must have the following skills:

  • Hold a PhD and have research expertise in industrial and systems engineering, civil engineering, energy, or a related field
  • Have research experience in resilience analysis, network models and optimization methods
  • The knowledge of hydrogen is preferable but not required
  • Very good academic writing and communication skills
  • Track record of excellence in research and in professional practice
  • Have good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse and multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to be enthusiastic about learning new research methods

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:

  • Cover letter (outlining your interest, qualifications, and publications if any)
  • CV, maximum 4 pages
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Recommendation letters from 2 referees

Submitting incomplete application will not be considered. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Future Resilient Systems, please visit our website: . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lijuan Shen via (no application submission).

The Singapore-ETH-Centre is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications, without regards to gender, race, age or religion.

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