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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Deep-time Digital Earth

Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE; is a geological sciences program dedicated to “lift” centuries-old data held by museums, research institutes, and individual scientists “from page to cyberspace.” In December 2018, DDE as an International Big Science program was recognized by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), one of the world’s largest scientific unions. DDE aims to enable and enhance data-driven discovery in the geosciences and create linked, interoperable big-data hubs that integrate unpublished data with existing databases in the public domain.

DDE will provide new opportunities and directions for the development of Earth Sciences. The program was formally initiated at an event in early 2019 in Beijing, China. DDE is going to invest in science infrastructures based on emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, to serve geoscientists all around the world. The core purpose of these infrastructures will be to construct a machine-readable geoscience knowledge hierarchy for compiling and standardizing geological data of varying quality and complexity. DDE Research Centers of Excellence (DDE RCEs) will constitute a network bringing together top scientists and creating new knowledge via a range of research activities focused on data-driven discoveries. A number of DDE RCEs will be established in different parts of the world to support and implement the DDE program. The RCE (Suzhou) in China is the first to be established under the DDE program.


Suzhou, China


Relevant divisions
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

The post-doctoral fellow will be provided an annual pre-tax sum of US$ 53,000 covering salary, accommodation, insurance and living expenses. Those who wish to opt for a different health care arrangement would have to cover that expense on their own.

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

25 June 2021

Job description

Postdoctoral Fellowships (integrated areas of Geosciences and Data Sciences, with an emphasis on the use of AI, Machine Learning and other data science tools to geosciences data)

Postdoctoral Fellowships Location: Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, China Category: research (postdoctoral fellow) Salary: $53,000USD per year (pre-tax) Post type: full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Eligibility Requirements
Prospective candidates are welcome to apply with a Ph.D in geosciences and other related fields of Earth sciences. Candidates who have familiarity and experience in the use of machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, big-data analytics and other Data Sciences knowledge and tools and technologies to geosciences as part of their doctoral thesis from an accredited institution of higher learning will be given preference. Applications are invited from those who obtained within the period of last 6 years.

The ideal candidate would have at least some prior experience in areas like data process and analysis, data grabbing tool, big-data analysis and application, information visualization, knowledge graphics, data storage system with interest in developing specialized products and skills. Expertise in fused area of geology and data sciences is highly desirable. The candidate must be fluent in either Chinese or English. Non-Chinese citizens should be eligible for applying for a visiting research visa to China.

DDE implements a policy of s EDI (equality, diversity and inclusivity) in all its talent recruitment, planning and operations.

How to apply

Materials to be submitted (DDE World website)
Each candidate should submit the following (in Chinese or English):

1. A statement of interest outlining why you are applying and what your plans are after your post-doctoral research at the RCE.

2. A curriculum vitae.

3. Names, institutional background, expertise and contact emails of three referees.

Selection and Recruitment Process
Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter/statement and detailed CV to the following website: All applications received will be acknowledged.
Evaluation of candidates will be based on the qualifications above. Only candidates shortlisted by DDE/SC will be further contacted for attending the interview meeting.

Contact Information
The post-doctoral fellow will be provided an annual pre-tax sum of US$ 53,000 covering salary, accommodation, insurance and living expenses. Those who wish to opt for a different health care arrangement would have to cover that expense on their own. The RCE will provide office space with computer; internet access and other facilities for research.

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