Research Associate and Lecturer in Quantitative Engineering Geology
The Chair of Engineering Geology at the ETH Zuerich is looking for a junior or senior research associate and lecturer in Quantitative Engineering Geology. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in earth sciences, civil engineering or related field. Excellence in research, experience in engineering geological field or lab investigations, and fundamental understanding of engineering geological processes in slopes and underground excavations are of prime importance. Knowledge in rock mechanics and hydraulics, numerical modeling, or geomorphology is desirable.
The candidate will be expected (1) to teach two or three classes in the field of engineering geology, (2) to develop funded research programs addressing geomechanical or hydromechanical processes in fractured rocks, (3) to supervise undergraduate and graduate students and their thesis work, and (4) to support students in the use of our comprehensive field or lab testing equipment.
This ETH position with an attractive pool of field and lab equipment can be filled by the successful candidate in fall or winter 2012 over a period of about 6 years. The Chair of Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary research and teaching unit devoted primarily to the study of hydromechanical processes in the subsurface within the context of deep underground constructions, unstable slopes, geothermal energy and deep geological waste disposal. Further information about the Chair of Engineering Geology is available at our Web Site www.engineering-geology.ethz.ch. Questions related to the open position can be addressed to Prof. Simon Löw or Dr. Jeffrey Moore, Chair of Engineering Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
Please send your application per regular mail (not e-mail), including cover letter, curriculum vitae with full personal and career details, key publications, statement of research interests, and 2 letters of recommendation to ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Simon Löw, Engineering Geology, Sonneggstrasse 5, CH-8092 Zuerich, Switzerland. Applications should be submitted until June 30th, 2012 and will be accepted until the position is filled.