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 Surface Waters – Research and Management (SURF) located in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne) has a vacancy for a
Postdoctoral researcher: Modelling buoyancy driven flows in lakes
The objective of this project is to address the central yet overlooked mechanism of horizontal nearshore transport resulting from night time cooling. The project aims at investigating the role of buoyancy-driven nearshore flows induced by night cooling in a high altitude small wind sheltered lake and a large low land lake in Switzerland from both in situ observations (primarily PhD student task) and numerical models (primarily post doc task).

We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates with an earned doctorate in a relevant field of physics or environmental science, a strong background in turbulence analysis and numerical modelling, and a strong interest in aquatic physics. Excellent communication skills in English and skills in team work are essential.

The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to develop his or her own research activities in the context of funded projects and to assist in the supervision of PhD and Masters students. This position with a duration of two years (further extension on mutual agreement) will be in the SURF Department in the Aquatic Physics group led by Damien Bouffard.

Applications must be submitted by 24 November 2017 and should include an application letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references. The anticipated starting date for the position is April 2018 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. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.

For further information please contact Dr Damien Bouffard Email damien.bouffard@eawag.ch.

We look forward to receive your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.
Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology