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 Process Engineering Department (ENG) invites applications from highly motivated researchers for a
Tenure-track position as Group Leader in physical process engineering in water, greywater, wastewater treatment and reuse
The Process Engineering Department at Eawag is seeking to strengthen the development and application of physical processes in the area of urban water engineering. Physical processes such as membrane filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, or disinfection can help to meet challenges in drinking water treatment, greywater treatment, wastewater treatment, removal of micropollutants, removal of microplastics, disinfection, and reuse of water and other valuable products in urban water engineering.

To establish a group with high international visibility, the candidate should have:
  • Excellent knowledge and research portfolio in some areas of physical process engineering for urban water applications with interest in collaboration with related fields such as chemical and biological process engineering
  • PhD in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, process engineering, or related fields
  • Interest and experience in working in multidisciplinary teams and developing links with the engineering practice in Switzerland and internationally
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. A group leader at Eawag is expected to build up an externally funded research group. There are no formal teaching requirements.

Applications must be submitted by 20 April 2020 and should include a cover letter, a research statement (2-5 pages) describing your interests and their relevance to this position and – if applicable – potential for stakeholder engagement, a CV as well as a list of publications and the names and contact information for three references.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Eberhard Morgenroth.

We look forward to receiving 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