Tenure Track Group Lead in Integrative Ecological Systems Analysis

  • Eawag
  • Dübendorf, ZH, Switzerland
  • 17/03/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

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 interpreting their data
  • interest in model applications to support environmental management in collaboration with stakeholders
  • communication and social interaction skills to work in inter- and transdisciplinary research teams


The candidate’s application must include

  • a letter of application (1 page) that includes the motivation of the application for this position and a description of your experience in relevant fields of ecological modelling
  • a curriculum vitae (without a picture) including a list of publications
  • academic transcripts/record
  • names and contact information for three academic references


The deadline for application is May 10, 2021.

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.
For further information, please contact Nele Schuwirth or Carlo Albert.
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