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PhD Student in Hydrology / Hydrogeology 100%

Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz Eawag

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PhD Student in Hydrology / 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 Departments of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling (Siam) and Water Resources and Drinking Water (W+T) of Eawag offer the position of a
PhD Student in Hydrology / Hydrogeology
Topic: Modelling catchment-scale environmental impacts of agricultural contaminant fluxes using a semi-distributed modelling approach

The aim of this PhD project is to develop a semi-distributed numerical model of water flow and transport of organic contaminants at the catchment-scale. We want to deduce the role of surface water-groundwater interactions on contaminant fate and impact on water quality in the catchment. The model will help to derive parameter-driven adaptive sampling and monitoring schemes. Furthermore, we want to evaluate the effect of different climate drivers on contaminant fluxes at the catchment-scale for different scenarios. This project is therefore linked to a field 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: Dr Fabrizio Fenicia ( fabrizio.fenicia@eawag.ch) or Prof. Dr Mario Schirmer ( mario.schirmer@eawag.ch).

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).

Additional information
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.
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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology