PhD Student in Hydrogeology 100%
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.
The Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water of Eawag offers the position of a
PhD Student in Hydrogeology
Topic: Adaptive field instrumentation, site investigation concepts and monitoring strategies
The aim of this PhD project is to identify relevant organic compounds and physical, chemical, as well as biological parameters as indicators for different anthropogenic contaminant sources in the environment. We want to develop a spatially and temporally adaptive site investigation and monitoring scheme for the indicators identified for different settings (local-scale to catchment-scale). Furthermore, we want to interpret water and contaminant fluxes for prediction and management. This project is linked to a modeling component that will be executed by a fellow PhD student. The two PhD students are expected to work closely together.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in hydrogeology, geology, hydrology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related field, preferably with knowledge of numerical modelling. Fluency in English (working language) is a requirement. Fluency in German would be an advantage but is not a requirement. For further information about the fellowship please contact: Prof. Dr Mario Schirmer ( email@example.com) or Dr Dirk Radny ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration of employment
The period of appointment for the PhD student is 36 months, starting March 2017 or as agreed upon. The PhD enrollment will be at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Eawag offers a unique research and working environmentand is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.chand www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.
The closing date for applications is 25 November 2016.
We look forward to receiving your application.Please submit your application (including CV, motivation letter, and copies of academic qualifications, and the names and contact information for three references) via the Eawag Jobs & Career webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. The link below will take you directly to the application form.
Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology