Project Scientist in Fish Behavioral Ecology

LocationDübendorf, Zurich region, Switzerland

Your Mission

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 Fish Ecology and Evolution (FishEc) located in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne) has a vacancy for a

Project Scientist in Fish Behavioral Ecology

to work on aspects of fish behavior and behavioral ecology related to hydropower infrastructure (ethohydraulics) in cooperation with the ETH Zurich Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW, ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ). The project scientist will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers involved in the EU project "Fish-Friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower" ( ), which will serve to familiarize the project scientist with the VAW facilities and provide an entry point to the FIThydro network. The project scientist will be expected to develop a concept for further projects that will leverage the Eawag-VAW collaboration. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possible extension to a third year based on performance and the development of promising ideas for future research.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in fish behavioral biology or ecology or in a related field with relevant experience. A demonstrated publication record is expected along with the interest and capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams and with stakeholders. Competence in English is necessary for scientific interactions and German is very desirable for stakeholder interactions.

The project scientist will be based at Eawag’s research facility in Kastanienbaum, near Lucerne and will also be provided with working space at VAW at ETH Hönggerberg. The position will be affiliated with the River Fish Ecology group (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> in the FishEc Department (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

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 ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> and ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018 and should include an application letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references. The starting date would optimally be during fall 2018. For further information, please contact Dr. Jakob Brodersen ( jakob.brodersen [at] eawag[.]ch ; 0041 (0)58 765 22 04).

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