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2-Year Postdoctoral Research Position - Alpine Stream Ecology

Graduate Student and Postdoc Positions
Posted: 3/27/2017
Expiration Date: 5/12/2017

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.
Highly qualified individuals are invited to apply for a 2-Year Postdoctoral Research Position to conduct research in the area of Alpine Stream Ecology. In particular, the Postdoc will conduct research on the ecology of Intermittent Streams in a glacierized catchment in the Alps (Val Roseg) with a focus on eco-hydrology, ecosystem function, biodiversity and food webs. The current study will integrate these various ecosystem properties towards a better understanding of ecosystem response to flow intermittency and landscape transformation following rapid environmental change as is happening now in alpine landscapes globally.

The postdoctoral fellow will be hosted within Eawag’s Research Department of Aquatic Ecology (see http://www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/portrait/organisation/) in the group of Christopher T. Robinson. Selection of the postdoctoral fellow will be based on his or her academic record. An earned Ph.D. degree is required for the postdoctoral appointment. It is expected that the candidate’s Ph.D. degree will have been granted not more than 2 years before the application deadline. The candidate’s application must include a brief letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and names and contact information for two academic references.

Eawag offers a unique research (http://www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/researchenvironment/) 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 http://www.eawag.chand http://www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment/.

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2017 and the selection decision will be made towards the end of May. It is anticipated that the starting date for the postdoctoral position will be July 2017.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please forward all questions regarding the position to robinson@eawag.ch

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