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 Environmental Microbiology (Umik) invites applications for a

Postdoctoral position in Legionella Control in Buildings

in order to investigate multiple aspects of Legionella sampling, detection, ecology and eventual management in building plumbing systems.

This project is part of a multi-institute interdisciplinary effort, which aims at addressing concerns about the increasing number of Legionellosis cases in Switzerland and the legal and practical aspects concerning Legionella contamination in buildings. The place of work for this position is at Eawag in Dübendorf.

We are urgently looking for experienced candidates with a PhD degree in a relevant field and a proven track record in this specific field. You are interested in multidisciplinary research that bridges fundamental and applied aspects, and you have specific expertise in real building sampling, Legionella detection with both conventional and PCR-based methods, as well as experience in Legionella management strategies. We offer a very dynamic and collaborative research environment, which also profits from state-of-the-art infrastructure and support. The period of employment for this project is 12 - 24 months.

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 www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.

Applications must be submitted by 21 February 2020 and should include a short letter of mo-tivation (< 1 pages) explaining why you think you can contribute to this research, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for two references.

For further information, please contact Dr. Frederik Hammes.

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