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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.
Postdoctoral Researcher
The Department of Surface Waters Research and Management (SURF), located in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne), has a vacancy for a
Monitoring and modelling lake temperatures in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment plans to develop a monitoring network for continuous measurements of lake temperatures in Switzerland. The main objective of this project is to scientifically support the development of this monitoring network. This includes the implementation and optimization of pilot monitoring sites, the development of workflows for data acquisition and analysis from the monitoring site, and the development of methods for optimal use of the monitoring data, including data visualization, joint analysis of observed data with temperature simulations from 1-dimensional and 3-dimensional numerical models and lake temperature forecasts.

We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates with an earned doctorate in a relevant field of physics, environmental science or engineering, a strong background in data analysis and numerical modelling and practical experience with limnological field work. Excellent communication skills in English and skills in team work are essential. German language skills for communication with agencies would be an asset.

The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to develop his or her own research activities in the context of the project and to assist in the supervision of Bachelor and Master students. This is a position with a maximum duration of three years.

Applications must be submitted by 15 August 2020 and should include an application letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references. The starting date for the position is October 2020 or on agreement.

Eawag offers a unique research and working environment and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult and

For further information, please contact Dr. Martin Schmid (out of office between 11 July and 2 August) or Dr. Damien Bouffard (out of office between 25 July and 9 August).

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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
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