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
20/10/2021
Full time
In this project , you will analyze long-term time series of a large number of water contaminants (target and non-target analytes) that are measured daily by high resolution mass spectrometry at the International Rhine Monitoring Station at Basel. You will use state-of-the-art statistical methods to identify clusters of contaminants originating from similar sources and/or undergoing similar fate processes. Based on these results, and in close cooperation with the involved Swiss and German authorities (BAFU, AUE Basel-Stadt, LUBW), the project team will derive recommendations on measures to improve surveillance strategies and reduce contaminant loads in the Rhine catchment. Requirements:   Candidates for this position are expected to hold a PhD in data sciences as applied to environmental systems (or vice versa, a PhD in environmental systems engineering with a data science focus). Candidates with additional knowledge in environmental and analytical chemistry, particularly high...
Eawag Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
27/09/2021
Full time
For the surveillance of infectious disease agents including SARS-CoV-2 and Variants of Concern in wastewater . Throughout the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Switzerland, we have been actively monitoring wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Our work has led to time series data on SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in wastewater from six wastewater treatment plants across Switzerland, translation of the data into wastewater-derived effective reproduction numbers, and time series data on SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern from wastewater (https://www.eawag.ch/covid19_sewage). We are also actively working on faster, sequence-independent approaches for detection of Variants of Concern in wastewater. Within this context, we are developing and applying methods for detection, quantification, and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and related infectious disease agents in wastewater. The advertised position is focused on collating, analysing, and interpreting data generated through the project, and...