Postdoctoral Researcher (Numerical modelling of lakes)

Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
Lucerne, Switzerland
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Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on lakes both at the national scale in Switzerland and at the global scale. We investigate these impacts using numerical modelling with the aim of creating a scientific basis for climate adaptation strategies. The major focus of the present position is to extend our operational near-real-time modelling of lake temperature ( with water quality modelling, with an emphasis on dissolved oxygen and to participate in the next round of the lake simulations in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), which aims at assessing climate change impacts on lakes at the global scale.

We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates with an earned doctorate in a relevant field of physics, environmental science or engineering and a strong background in numerical modelling and data analysis. Excellent communication skills in English and skills in team work are essential.

The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to develop his or her own research activities in the context of the project and to assist in the supervision of Bachelor and Master students. This is a position with an initial duration of 1.5 years. Depending on funding, a prolongation could be possible.

Applications must be submitted by 25 October 2020 and should include an application letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV and list of publications, as well as the names and contact information for three references. The starting date for the position is January 2021 or on agreement.

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. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult and

For further information, please contact Dr Martin Schmid (out of office between 3 and 11 October) or Dr Damien Bouffard.

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