Job opening (Ph.D. student) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Categoria: Opportunità di Lavoro
Inviato da: Werner Eugster

Luogo: ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
Data evento: 15 Feb 2010

The Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences at ETH Zurich,
Chair of Grassland Sciences, sees a

*Ph.D. student in Ecology/Biogeochemistry *

Research within the EU project Greenhouse Gas – Europe (7th FP) with focus on greenhouse gas fluxes of managed grassland ecosystems and farm-gate budgets. CO2, H2O, CH4 and N2o exchange between biosphere and atmosphere will be measured using eddy-covariance, laser spectroscopy and chamber/GC techniques in two grasslands at different elevations in Switzerland. Tass include maintenance of two established flux towers, design and maintenance of additional field experiments, sample preparation and analyses, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, presentation of results nationally and internationally.

*Requirements *
Dynamic, serious and motivated student with M.Sc./Diplom in ecology, biogeochemistry, micrometeorology, environmental sciences or related disciplines. Strong interest in process-
and system-oriented research. Fluent language in English and German required. Driving license required.
Teamwork within group and project partners of Greenhouse Gas – Europe required, and willingness to assist in student education (exercises).

*Additional benefits*
The research will be carried out within a 3-year project, starting as soon as possible. We offer an interesting position in an international, interdisciplinary research group at a lively university
environment in Zurich ( as well as international working experiences with project partners across Europe.
Salary and social benefits are provided according to ETH Zurich rules.

*Application *
Please send your complete application to Rolf Oertli, Human Resources, ETH Zurich, TUR C24, 8092 Zurich, mentioning “IPW-GHG-Europe”. Evaluation procedure will start Feb 15 th, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Further information can be obtained via Mrs. C. Hostettler (


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