Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research focused on interpreting spatial and temporal patterns in soil water isotopes. The project leverages a unique long‐term water isotope data set collected throughout Switzerland. The long‐term goal of the project is to use environmental water isotopes to improve our understanding of soil water storage and plant water relations in a manner that can inform environmental decision‐making.
The successful candidate will be an independent and highly motivated scientist with a strong background in environmental water isotopes and/or stable isotope biogeochemistry. Additional expertise in geospatial statistics, (eco)hydrology, or soil physics is particularly welcome.
The research associate will be based in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and will be co‐supervised by James Kirchner (ETH) and Greg Goldsmith (Paul Scherrer Institute & Chapman University).
As Europe's leading technical university, ETH Zurich has excellent infrastructure and research support. Collaborative links with other Swiss universities and federal research institutes provide additional depth and breadth in ecohydrology and biogeochemistry, and the Swiss landscape is an unparalleled natural laboratory.
The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for extension. Applicants should supply a single PDF containing:
‐ a statement of their research interests, experience and technical background
‐ a CV and complete list of publications
‐ and contact information for three references.
Applicants may also supply up to three (but no more) examples of their best published work, again as PDFs. Applicants who are attending AGU and are available for interviews there should note this in their applications.
As part of the ETH's efforts to promote women in science, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to apply_PES@env.ethz.ch
Review of applications will begin 15 November 2016 and continue until the position is filled.