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 Water Resources & Drinking Water (W+T) has a vacancy for a
PhD position in nobel-gas-geochemistry-based envi-ronmental reconstructions
Noble gases are powerful isotope-geochemical tools to analyse water renewal and (deep) water exchange in groundwater and lakes, to reconstruct past environmental condition from porewaters in lacustrine sediments and to identify the origin of (non-atmospheric) terrestrial fluids. Transient tracer investigations targeting deep water exchange in the recent Lake Nam Co and the porewater evolution will be conducted to reconstruct the abiotic environmental conditions that constrain the diagenetic processes in the (deep) sediments and the (long-term) microbiological evolution.
The respective PhD thesis will be carried out and supervised by the research group of Environmental Isotopes at the Department of Water resources and Drinking Water of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), a worldwide leading group for the application of transient tracers and noble gases in environmental systems. Physicists and engineers and environmental scientists interested in physics are invited to apply for this position. Field work in high altitude (Tibetan Plateau; 4700 m asl) and participation to international workshops and conferences is to be expected. We particularly welcome women to hand in their application.
The preferred starting date is 1 October 2023.
Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can con-tribute 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 www. eawag.ch and www. eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.
Applications must be submitted by 31 May 2023 and should include a motivation letter, a CV and degree certificates.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Rolf Kipfer.
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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology