Scientific assistant: Modelling river water temperatures

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 Surface Waters - Research and Management (SURF) located in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne) has a vacancy for a

The focus of the position is on the numerical simulation of the spatio-temporal variability of temperature in rivers downstream of hydropower plants. An existing numerical model will be applied to case studies where river temperatures are significantly affected by hydro- and thermopeaking. Stream temperature data are available via an ongoing collaboration with ZHAW Wädenswil by means of remote sensing. The effects of different hydropower management options should be simulated and assessed, also in combination with future climate scenarios.

Applicants should have an earned MSc degree in a relevant field of physics, environmental science or engineering, a strong background in numerical modelling, and a strong interest in river ecology and collaborative applied research.

The contract duration is 12 months, starting indicatively in November 2019. The position will be in the Surface Waters Department (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Good communication skills in English and skills in team work are essential.

Applications must be submitted by 15 September 2019 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 of three referees.

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 (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> For further information, please contact Dr. Martin Schmid ( martin.schmid [at] eawag[.]ch ; 0041 (0)58 765 21 93) or Dr. Davide Vanzo ( davide.vanzo [at] eawag[.]ch 0041 (0)58 765 2124).

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