Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

The VAW is looking for a young, motivated postdoctoral researcher to strengthen their team in the domain of ice flow dynamics, glacier hydrology, and glacier hazards.

The successful applicant will be pivotal in further developing a line of research aimed at tackling some of the most pressing needs in glaciological research: The interplay between subglacial processes and macroscopic ice flow, as well as the prediction of glacier-related hazards in the context of rapid, climate-induced glacier changes. With his/her expertise in modeling ice flow, glacier drainage, and/or glacier-related hazards, the applicant will be integrated in a team that has long-lasting experience in the characterization and modelling of both subglacial hydrology and future glacier evolution.

Applicant Criteria

The successful candidate holds a doctorate in the field of glaciology, and has an emerging track record in either glacier modelling, the quantitative investigation of glacier-related hazards, or the analysis of processes occurring at the ice-bedrock interface. The candidate has a degree in a field of quantitative natural sciences (preferably physics), and has obtained the doctorate no longer than four years ago. The ambition of developing a research portfolio in line with the group's strategic objective is the most important prerequisite. Experience in glaciological fieldwork is an asset.

How to Apply

The VAW looks forward to receiving your online application, including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, and contact details of at least two referees. Please note that only applications submitted through the online application portal are accepted. Applications via email or post will not be considered.

Further information

For more information, please visit the website
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Daniel Farinotti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; no applications please) or to Dr. Mauro Werder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; no applications please).
The review of applications will start in September 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The position will initially be issued for 12 months (negotiable starting date) with the option of an extension of up to 4 years.


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