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 (W+T) is seeking a highly motivated
Postdoctoral Fellow in GIS-based prediction modelling of groundwater quality
The aim of this position is to explore new modelling scenarios and cases with the Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP) as well as to assist in the upkeep and further development of the platform.

The Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP, www.gapmaps.org) is an online information and modelling portal on groundwater quality relevant to human and ecosystem health. In regions with limited resources, comprehensive water quality analyses are often lacking. GAP helps to address this issue by providing geostatistical tools to create hazard prediction maps even where measurement data is sparse.

We are looking for a motivated person at the post-doc level that will be involved in the following tasks:
  • Compiling literature data on the application of predictive modelling on other geogenic and anthropogenic groundwater contaminants and aquifer recharge
  • Conducting initial modelling with new parameters using GAP and/or offline coding. Active input to on-going scientific modelling projects
  • Building partnerships with internationally active organizations in the interest of securing funding for GAP
  • Assistance in the maintenance, upkeep and further development of the GAP web-GIS interface
The successful candidate will have a PhD in geoscience, environmental science, or similar. He/she will have an in-depth understanding of statistical analysis, programming skills (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) are desired. Excellent spoken/written English, good organisational skills, an independent working style and experience with multilateral collaborations are required.

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applications must a motivation letter, a CV and two letters of recommendation. The period of appointment is 24 months, starting in summer-2019 or as agreed upon.

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 Michael Berg, E-mail michael.berg@eawag.ch.

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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology