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 Chemistry (Uchem) has a vacancy for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Environmental Organic Analytical Chemistry

There are a multitude of organic pollutants in the aquatic environment which might impact aquatic ecosystems, yet current monitoring programs are very limited. Suspect and non-target screening using high-resolution mass spectrometry combined with chromatography, appropriate ionization and computational tools for data evaluation enables a more comprehensive characterization of the vast universe of organic pollutants. 

We seek someone who wants to develop non-target workflows further by improving analytical and/or data mining methods. Candidates can bring in their own ideas and contribute to other projects in the department. Current main topics of the group are analysis of polar compounds and their transformation products in various environmental matrices using LC-HRMS/MS and linking of the exposure to effects via machine-learning based hazard prediction and risk assessment. The position is funded for a two-year period with an attractive remuneration package. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to a practical course on organic trace analysis of ETH Zurich and to supervise master students in support of the research program. The location is Dübendorf near Zurich. 

We encourage applications from outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a doctoral degree in environmental or analytical chemistry, environmental engineering and a strong interest in data sciences and interdisciplinary research. Previous hands-on experience with high resolution mass spectrometry or/and data sciences would be an advantage. 

We are looking for a creative individual with strong interest to work in a team, communication skills and excellent time management abilities. Analytical thinking, problem-solving attitude, flexibility, ability to work independently and communicate clearly are all essential for this position. Candidates are expected to have excellent academic records and be fluent in written and spoken English. 

Eawag is a modern employer and offers a unique research and working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central im-portance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment

Applications should include a cover letter giving a description of their motivation to apply and highlighting their relevant experience and specific interests within the non-target screening field, curriculum vitae, copies of academic qualifications, a summary of their PhD thesis, and the names (with email addresses and phone numbers) of at least two potential referees.

Deadline for applications is 30 August 2024 or until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin at the end of July 2024. 

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Juliane Hollender email juliane.hollender@eawag.ch

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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology