Eawag, the internationally active Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, offers its employees attractive employment terms and conditions in an international work environment. It fosters a culture that stimulates academic excellence, provides freedom and scope for innovation, and gives high priority to personal development and gender equality. We are conscious of our employees' need to reconcile their family life with their careers, and our nursery service is just one example of how we help our staff in this regard.

Find out about our current vacancies - we look forward to welcoming you.

Employment terms and conditions and the legal framework

The employment terms and conditions at Eawag are very progressive. The information below covers the main aspects of the employment contract:

Fringe Benefits

Our employees benefit from a range of special reductions and services. Below are some of the highlights:

  • Reduced prices on SBB season tickets
  • Wide range of internal professional development opportunities
  • Sport (ASVZ/Eawag)
  • Nursery Eawag Empa Kinderpavillon (KiPa)

You will find more special reductions detailed on the 'Information on employment' leaflet.

International interests

We are proud of the international nature of our Institute. Eawag is enriched by having people from all over the world on our staff - and these people enable us to cultivate a global network of contacts.

Are you from outside Switzerland and interested in working at Eawag? All non-Swiss nationals are required to have a visa and a work permit. Eawag provides detailed guidelines on these requirements as part of the recruitment process.

If you would like to find out more about this in advance, please find further information below.


Further information:

Zürich Immigration office

Luzern Immigration office

The Swiss authorities online

Swiss tourist information

International Dual Career Network