Internship in River Restoration Ecology (100 %)

Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)

Dübendorf, Switzerland 🇨🇭

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 Surface Waters – Research and Management (SURF) in Kastanienbaum (near Lucerne) offers a five month paid

Internship in River Restoration Ecology (100 %)

You will support the colleagues of the group in their practice-oriented research projects. Your main task will be to help a PhD student in her fieldwork on aquatic refugia in Swiss streams, performing e.g. habitat surveys, hydraulic measurements, macroinvertebrate and vegetation sampling, and data entering.

We are looking for a motivated, curious and careful colleague who enjoys teamwork and outdoor activities, also under demanding conditions (low temperatures during winter fieldwork). Prerequisite for the application is the enrollment at a university or college, ideally degree programm in Biology, Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering (bachelor or master’s degree, but not yet completed). A good level of English is required. A driving license is an asset.

If you are excited about the topic, and eligible for an internship, you are invited to apply. We offer a collaborative research environment at our dynamic research centre at the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne. If necessary, accomodation is available in one of our furnished guest apartments.

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent 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 importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult and

Applications must be submitted by 10 October 2023 and should include a short cover letter (0.5-1 page max.) explaining why you think you fit this position well and a CV. Desired start date is February 2024. For further information, please contact Dr. Nico Bätz

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.




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