PhD Position in Earth System Science

University of Zurich



Your Responsibilities

Your main tasks include designing and completing your Ph.D. project, contributing to our teaching program and participating in research-related activities within the ESS group, the Geography Department and UZH. Applicants are expected to contribute to the international research community by communicating their research findings in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Your Profile

Applicants are required to have a Masters' degree in a topic related to Sustainability, Earth System Science, Ecology, Geography, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Physics or related relevant disciplines, and be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills in English. Candidates with proven (analytical and numerical) modelling and programming experience (using e.g. Matlab, Python, Fortran or R) are especially encouraged to apply.

What We Offer

We offer a stimulating and exciting work environment that provides plenty of opportunities to develop an academic career and promote gender equality and diversity.
The salary is commensurate with the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Funding for project-related fieldwork is available.

Place of Work

ESS, Department of Geography, University of Zurich-Irchel

Start of Employment

Starting date is as agreed upon, latest October 1st 2019. The position is for three years with possibilities for extension.

If you are interested, please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas, two names of possible referees, and a writing sample in 1 single pdf file to Rita Ott.

In your application, please refer to


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