Imaging our restless Earth…

Two-year Postdoctoral Positions at the Phi-Imaging group (VALID ALL YEAR ROUND)

Some two-year postdoctoral positions are available at the Phi-Imaging group, Department of Surveying Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China. The research group, led by Professor Hua Wang and Professor Alex Ng, uses earth observation data in a wide variety of environmental research projects, particularly focusing on geohazards mapping and modelling. More information about our research can be found at our websites listed below. Based on the expertise and experience, the candidates will be responsible to generate peer reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals, to serve as co-investigator on future proposals, and to assist with leading the research efforts in InSAR algorithm development, InSAR/GNSS deformation mapping and modelling, multi-source remote sensing data for change detection, etc. Candidates are also welcome to choose their own research topic by agreement with your supervisor. Candidates with PhD degree in relevant field are eligible to apply.


We are seeking candidates that can contribute in the areas including but not limited to remote sensing, GNSS, and deformation modelling associated with earthquakes, volcanoes, tunneling, or groundwater etc. Ideal candidates should:
  1. Significant experience in one of the followings: (1) Designing, implementing, and testing remote sensing algorithms; (2) Processing remote sensing and/or GNSS data; (3) Geophysical modelling with applications to earthquakes, volcanoes, tunneling or groundwater.
  2. Rapidly adapt to new technologies, data platforms, or programming languages.
  3. Have first-author publication(s) in peer-reviewed SCI journal(s). Grant experience is also highly desirable.
  4. Ph.D. in appropriate field (e.g. geodesy, remote sensing, geographical information system, electrical or computer engineering, or earth science) awarded within three years.

Salary and Conditions of Service

We offer internationally competitive salary, starting from 220,000 RMB/year (approx. 34,000 USD pretax) + housing subsidies (approx. 6,000 USD) + super + social insurance + awards.
  1. If a fellow is able to receive funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) or China’s “Postdoctoral Science Foundation Special Grant”, the school would provide a 50,000 RMB (approx. 7,800 USD) bonus to the fellow.
  2. Publication incentives: if the fellow is able to publish in different SCI tiered journals, rewards ranging from 3,000 to 50,000 RMB are available.
  3. For married fellows, the university can provide a 2-bedroom apartment. If the fellow chooses to live off-campus, a 3,000 RMB/month subsidy can be provided.
  4. Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply for various national and Guangdong provincial postdoctoral talents programs, with a maximum subsidy of 600,000 RMB (approx. 93,000 USD) for two years.

Application procedures

Applicants are required to send a curriculum vitae, a letter of research interests, and one to three samples of published materials to the supervisor’s email addresses.

Contact Information

Prof. Hua Wang
ehwang at 163 dot com

Prof. Alex Ng
hayman.ng at foxmail dot com

No. 100 Waihuan Xi Road
Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center
Panyu District, Guangzhou, China