EPFL/EAWAG Joint Postdoc Position in Microbial Physiology and Ecology, Resource Recovery, and Biotechnology

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EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,500 people supporting the three main missions of the institution: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 17,000 people, including over 12,500 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our team at
the Institute of Environmental Engineering at EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology Lausanne). The selected candidate will engage in cutting-edge research
bridging applied environmental microbiology with environmental engineering. The research
will focus broadly on microbial ecology and physiology in systems such as anaerobic
digestion or aerobic granular sludge but we offer flexibility in the choice of specific research
topics. The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team and participate in
mentoring and collaborating with PhD students.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The position will be held in the Microbial Physiology and Resource Biorecovery laboratory
(MICROBE) led by Dr. Wenyu Gu at EPFL. The candidate will be co-advised by the Microbial Systems Ecology group that is located at Eawag in Dübendorf and also affiliated with EPFL and ETH Zurich, and led by Dr. Olga Schubert and Dr. Martin Ackermann.

Your profile :
A PhD degree in environmental engineering, microbiology, chemical engineering or a related field with evidence of research success in the form of peer-reviewed publications are required.

We offer :
Freedom to develop and drive a research project in the general area of the host groups;
mentoring and support for professional and personal development; access to scientists with
diverse backgrounds in the host groups and in the network of collaborators; a world-class
research and training environment with access to state-of-the-art research facilities at both EPFL and Eawag; a multi-cultural and stimulating work environment; and a highly competitive salary.

Start date :
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible, but we understand the importance of
finding the right fit. Therefore, we offer flexibility in the start date for the selected candidate

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
1-year contract renewable for up to 3 years

Contact :
Interested candidates should submit their dossier (one single pdf) containing a motivation letter describing your experience and interest in the position, a CV and contacts for three professional references to [email protected]. Screening will start on 8 January 2024; all qualified applicants will receive consideration

Reference :
Job Nb 3188

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