Postdoctoral Researcher – Physical Limnology – Numerical Modelling and Data Analysis

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 20/09/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Physical Limnology – Numerical Modelling and Data Analysis

Your mission :
This position is to support the group’s core research in physical lake processes. Amongst others, your mission will include the investigation of winter cooling, river inflow, and air-water exchanges with the other team members. In all these areas, the group carries out field investigations and numerical modelling of lake hydrodynamics.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Engage as a principal researcher on a limnological project that addresses hydrodynamic modelling and physical interpretation of model results.
  • Participate in teaching responsibilities of the laboratory, for both students and doctoral candidates.

Your profile :

  • Experience in hydrodynamic modelling and physical interpretation of results
  • Academic training in geophysical fluid mechanics
  • Applicants are expected to have recently finished, or be about to finish their Ph.D. degrees
  • Refereed journal articles in the area of hydrodynamics
  • High level competencies in data analysis

We offer :
Located in a beautiful setting near the city of Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL is one of Europe’s most famous science and technology institutions. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation. It offers salaries which are internationally competitive.

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
One year (renewable up to 2 yrs)

Contact :
Please send your application (cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, transcripts from all years of university study, and the names and addresses of at least three academic referees) by email to: