Research Assistant in Analysis of In-Sewer Temperature Dynamics (20%)

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WorkplaceDübendorf, Zurich region, Switzerland


Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

Background & Main Tasks . A better understanding of in-sewer temperature dynamics (sewage, sewer atmosphere) is critical, as it may impact biological treatment processes at the wastewater treatment plant located downstream. Moreover, utilizing heat budgets from waste- and stormwater becomes increasing relevant to power decentralised monitoring units (autonomous monitoring) and/or to cool down heat islands in urban areas in summer periods.

Distributed temperature observations from the Urban Water Observatory - UWO in Fehraltorf offer the opportunity to better understand these dynamics through process modeling and data analysis. Main tasks of this project will involve anomaly detection and analysis, data analysis and visualization, and heat transfer modeling using the TEMPEST software.

We are looking for a motivated Bachelor or Master student in a Swiss university with an independent and structured working style. Candidates should have skills in data analysis techniques. Knowledge in urban drainage modeling and script-based data processing would be advantageous. The chosen candidate will be employed on a 20% FTE workload in accordance with Eawag guidelines and associated with the Urban Water Management department of Eawag. Working hours are flexible and can be divided over several weekdays if needed.

Eawag offers a unique research and working environment and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> and ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

For further information please contact Bruno Hadengue (bruno.hadengue [at] eawag[.]ch) or Frank Blumensaat (frank.blumensaat [at] eawag[.]ch)

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2019 or until filled. Please submit your application including a CV, an application letter describing your interests and transcript of records.

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