Studierende finden an der ETH Zürich ein Umfeld, das eigenständiges Denken fördert, Forschende ein Klima, das zu Spitzenleistungen inspiriert.
The is a vibrant and international working group at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, and highly motivated doctoral student with a passion for science to join our team. Our research focuses on the process- and system-understanding of the biosphere-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange and its drivers in forests and agroecosystems, in response to management and climate.
The doctoral project is part of the interdisciplinary project carried out with colleagues from Agroscope in Switzerland. The project aims at understanding drivers and origins of nitrous oxide losses to the atmosphere, and quantifying nitrate leaching in arable and grassland systems, in order to identify the best N management option(s) for climate-smart agriculture at an integrated farm in Switzerland.
The doctoral project will focus on:
A new field site will be equipped and maintained in the Western part of Switzerland. The main tasks of the doctoral student include:
The full-time position is funded for 4 years. Salary and social benefits are provided according to ETH Zurich rules.
Upon starting, you must have a completed Master’s degree in agricultural or environmental sciences, ecology, or a closely related science field with experiences in micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, plant ecophysiology, soil science, and/or microbial ecology. You must have very good statistical skills, experience with fieldwork, and programming experience (e.g. in R or Python). A good standard of written and spoken English as well as a driver’s license are mandatory, and a good comprehension of French is a plus. Good writing skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment are expected.
ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
The preferred starting date is 1 April 2023. We will start interviewing candidates end of January 2023. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
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