Eawag Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Eawag postdoctoral fellowship position aims at offering outstanding young scientists with exciting research ideas the possibility for a two year research position at Eawag to strengthen their research career towards becoming independent scientists. Each year there is a call for a proposal submission, which includes a research plan, reference letters and a recommendation letter by one of the research department heads at Eawag.

Research focus

Highly qualified individuals are invited to apply for the fellowship to conduct research in any field in the area of aquatic science and technology. Eawag focuses on cutting-edge research that is driven by the needs of society and leads to significant advances in the aquatic sciences. Innovative approaches and technologies for the sustainable management and use of water are developed through collaborations among natural and social scientists and engineers. The postdoctoral fellow will be hosted within one of Eawag’s 12 Research Departments.

Selection criteria

Selection of the postdoctoral fellow will be based on his or her academic record and his or her description of a research project to be conducted at Eawag. The fellowship is not intended to support the extension of a current collaboration between a potential applicant and a member of Eawag’s research staff.

Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. degree is required for the postdoctoral appointment. It is expected that the candidate’s Ph.D. degree will have been granted not more than 2 years before the application deadline.

Application

The candidate’s application must include:

  • a brief letter of application that includes the title of the proposed postdoctoral project
  • a brief abstract (not to exceed 250 words) written for a reader who is not an expert in the topic. The letter should also identify the Research Department that the candidate would be an appropriate host for the project.
  • a curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • a description of a research project to be conducted at Eawag (3 pages, including references)
  • names and contact information for two academic references

Current post doc

The current Postdoc scholarship holders research at Eawag for two years.

2017

Dr. Luis Gilarranz

Department Aquatic Ecology

2016

Dr. Sara Beck

Department Environmental Microbiology

Former Eawag post docs

Eawag introduced this initiative in 2010. Since then several outstanding young scientists have carried out research as Eawag post docs. The former Eawag post docs are

2011

Dr. George Fraser Wells

Louis Berger Junior Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering

 

 

2012

Dr. Mira Kattwinkel

Scientist at University Landau-Koblenz (Germany), Quantitative Landscape Ecology Group

2013

Dr. Emanuel Alexis Fronhofer

Scientist in Spatial Dynamics Group, Department Aquatic Ecology, Eawag

2014

Dr. Anita Narwani

Group Leader at Department Aquatic Ecology, Eawag

2015

Dr. Miguel Leal

Research Fellow at Department of Fish Ecology, Eawag

2015

Dr. Alice Hélène Léa Aubert

Research Fellow in the Cluster of  Decision Analysis, in the Department of Environmental Social Sciences