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
PhD student: 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 master degree in a relevant field of physics or environmental science, and a strong interest in turbulence measurements. Excellent communication skills in English and skills in teamwork are essential. This position will be in the SURF Department in the Aquatic Physics group led by Damien Bouffard.

Application 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 the names and contact information for two references. The anticipated starting date for the position is January 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