Eawag

Die Eawag ist ein weltweit führendes Wasserforschungsinstitut. Ihre Stärke und ihr Erfolg basieren auf der seit langem gepflegten Verknüpfung von Forschung, Lehre & Weiterbildung sowie Beratung & Wissenstransfer.

Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
03/04/2021
Full time
The position is   part of a project focused on the development of machine learning models for ecotoxicology, trained on pre-existing databases of in-vivo and in-vitro assays. The overarching goal is to assess whether in-vivo experiments can be at least partly replaced, and to identify trends of toxic sensitivity through different taxa. The scientist will provide ecotoxicological domain knowledge and closely collaborate with the data scientists in the team, and will be in charge of maintaining and developing an in-vitro database using in-house and publicly available (e.g. ToxCast) knowledge. The interdisciplinary project is led by Kristin Schirmer (Utox) and Marco Baity-Jesi (Siam) and will be pursued in close collaboration with experts from the Swiss Data Science Centre. The place of work will be at Eawag in Dübendorf. We are looking for   excellent candidates with a solid foundation in ecotoxicology and a keen interest to contribute to the development of alternatives to animal...
Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
22/03/2021
Full time
This position entails   technical support of a research project investigating how environmental warming may influence competitive community assembly in phytoplankton. As lake ecosystems warm, resource limitation may also become more severe and together these abiotic changes individually and interactively reshuffle communities. Importantly, environmental temperature may fundamentally alter how taxa respond to resource availability in their environment (at the cellular level) and may thereby alter competitive hierarchies and dynamics among species. The experiments planned for this project therefore aim to tie together effects of warming at multiple levels of biological organization from cells to communities and ecosystems. You will be responsible for   a broad range of tasks typical of an aquatic ecology and a microbiology lab. These include (but are not limited to): culturing of phytoplankton under sterile conditions, setting up micro- and mesocosm experiments in the lab and in...
Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
17/03/2021
Full time
Emphasis will be on model-based analysis of ecological and environmental data from aquatic systems of lab-to field-scale for extracting knowledge and supporting ecosystem management. The goal is to establish a research group to facilitate an iterative learning process involving experiments, observations and model-based data analysis in close collaboration with experimentalists from different disciplines. Of particular interest is the consideration of uncertainty in research and application to management, by using stochastic models and quantitative statistical inference techniques. The candidate should have a PhD degree in natural sciences or mathematics experience in model-based analysis of ecological or evolutionary data a background in mathematics, statistics underlying ecological modelling and statistical inference indicated by respective publications experience in scientific model implementation interest in collaboration with aquatic ecologists in modelling and...
Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
19/02/2021
Full time
Faecal sludge generally consists of >95% water, making dewatering an essential part of treatment. However, faecal sludge is highly heterogeneous, making it difficult to determine appropriate conditioner dosing for dewatering. The Management of Excreta, Wastewater and Sludge (MEWS) group at Sandec is conducting research on faecal sludge dewatering at fundamental, empirical and applied levels. Fundamental research includes understanding the governing mechanisms between biological, physical and chemical parameters, and applied research includes how to scale that knowledge for implementations. We are currently collaborating with CubeX, a startup based in Beirut, Lebanon. CubeX is developing a mobile faecal sludge dewatering unit for application in rural areas and informal settlements in Lebanon. In the first half of 2021, they are collecting information on faecal sludge characteristics and dewaterability to inform the development of the dewatering unit. We are looking for   an...
Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
19/02/2021
Full time
Topic  Water Hub at NEST is an innovative research center on decentralized resource recovery from a building-scale water cycle within NEST (Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technology), a modular research building of Empa and Eawag. Within NEST, wastewater streams are separated at the source, with separate streams for light and heavy greywater, urine, and blackwater. The streams are collected and processed to maximize resource recovery. Treatment must maximize resource recovery while minimizing risks to human and environmental health from resource reuse. Within this scope, we are looking for a Research Assistant (for 2 years, 80-100%) to lead projects on the recovery, treatment and reuse of greywater within NEST. The candidate will  be tasked with regular monitoring, maintenance, and/or construction of grey-water treatment and distribution systems, including routine measurements of physical, chemical, and microbial water quality. Examples of microbial water quality...