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 Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling (Siam) is announcing a
Postdoctoral research position in uncertainty assessment of environmental modelling and decision support

to explore new concepts for comprehensively considering uncertainty in this field.

The goal of the methodological part of the project is to expand the formal and quantitative consideration of ambiguity of prior information as an important input to scientific predictions and to account for the uncertainty of stakeholder preferences in environmental decision support in addition to the uncertainty in predictions as they are considered in expected utility theory. This is intended to lead to a more comprehensive assessment of the uncertainty of the expected degree of fulfillment of societal preferences by different decision alternatives. For more details please see here. The goal of the applied part of the project is to test the applicability of the suggested methodologies and their usefulness as perceived by the stakeholders in a case study of river rehabilitation prioritization in Switzerland. This prioritization is planned to be based on the maximization of the ecological gain at the catchment scale under given budget constraints. Please click here for more details.

Required qualifications for this position are

The position will be affiliated with the research group of Prof. Dr Peter Reichert. The appointment is 100% for two years. For further information please contact Prof. Dr Peter Reichert.

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.

Your application should include a CV, a motivation letter, copies of academic qualifications and the names and contact information of three references.

Closing date is 31 May 2020. We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through the Eawag 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