Group leader in Sedimentology (Tenure Track) (05-11-12)

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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is a Swiss-based and internationally active research institute within the ETH domain (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology). It is committed to the ecologically, economically and socially responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

The Eawag Department of Surface Waters - Research and Management is seeking a

Group leader in Sedimentology (Tenure Track)

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in sedimentology or another relevant branch of geosciences, some postdoctoral research experience and an interest in participating in collaborative research on recent sedimentological processes, including the analysis of centennial-scale sedimentary archives. This is a research position and the successful candidate should be capable of taking full advantage of the collaborative environment that exists between the various research departments at Eawag, and of our world-class infrastructure and facilities to develop a strong research program. He or she will be expected to acquire external funding, recruit PhD and Masters' students, and contribute to the fulfillment of Eawag's consulting and teaching mandates. The ability to work effectively in teams and excellent communication skills in English are required. The capability to communicate in German, or the willingness to learn German, would be advantageous.

The Department of Surface Waters - Research and Management ( and the Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry ( at Eawag provide excellent opportunities for collaborative research. Eawag is also closely affiliated with environmental research departments at ETH and EPFL through joint appointments.

Closing date for completed applications is 31.12.2012. The starting date is negotiable but is anticipated to be in the first half of 2013. Salaries at Eawag are competitive and depend on experience. Eawag is committed to promote equal opportunities for men and women and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from female scientists are strongly encouraged. For further information on the position please contact: Dr. Carsten Schubert, Phone +41 58 765 2195, Email: For information on Eawag and its working environment, please consult and or contact the Human Resources Department (e-mail:

Please submit your application in electronic format online (pdf) with the following application material: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research interests, the names of three referees including e-mail addresses, and copies of up to five selected papers published in refereed journals over the past three years.

We look forward to receive your application. The quickest way is to apply online. Please click on the button below. This will take you directly to the application form.


(Publicado no em 05-11-12)




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