Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Dübendorf, Switzerland) and WSL, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (Birmensdorf, Switzer-land), are internationally recognized research institutes. They offer excellent facilities for interdisci-plinary research. These institutions share common goals towards education, research, and technolo-gy transfer at the highest international level.
You will be part of a project that aims at assessing how the seasonal activity of lake phytoplankton and surrounding terrestrial plants differ in response to climatic fluctuations on global scale. Your tasks will include data mining and processing of standard biophysical products from multiannual satellite Earth observation data, derive phenology parameters from them, and lead the analyses and writing of one publication in an ISI journal.
You hold a PhD degree in terrestrial or aquatic ecology, physics, environmental science or in an equivalent field. You have strong analytical and technical skills for working with big data sets. You are independent, self-motivated, and excited to take on a challenging project that will help shape our understanding of climate change impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This position is ideal for those seeking a career in the area of ecology and climate change science. You will collaborate with a team of seven experts for aquatic and terrestrial ecology and remote sensing, and you will have workplaces at Eawag and WSL (both approx. 20 min outside of Zurich). Working language will be English.
Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applications must include a motivation letter and a CV. The period of appointment is 12 months, starting as agreed up-on. For further information please contact Dr. Daniel Odermatt or Dr. Yann Vitasse.
Eawag and WSL offer an excellent research and working environment and we are committed to diversity within our community. We especially welcome applications from people who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.
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