See here for currently open positions and Bsc/MSc projects in my group. In addition, I encourage direct applications for projects that have an independent financing, such as Ambizione or Marie-Curie fellowships. For an overview of possible independent Postdoc funding, see here: UZH Postdoc funding.

If you have a project idea and a financing plan, please contact me, sending me your CV, two addresses of academic references as well as a 1–2 page summary of your project plan.


Open positions:

  • PhD position in Community and Ecosystems Ecology (4 years fully funded) in my lab at UZH and Eawag. The PhD project aims to study meta-ecosystem dynamics in freshwater streams, with a focus on amphipods and terrestrial-aquatic linkages. More details on the position and the link to apply can be found here. APPLICATION THROUGH THE ONLINE SYSTEM, WHICH MAY NOT WORK ON ALL BROWSERS. IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS; TRY A DIFFERENT BROWSER OR CONTACT ME BY EMAIL. The position is open as of now, and the successful candidate is expected to start by fall 2019 the latest. Deadline to apply is March 30 2019.


Available BSc or MSc projects:

    • Hidden in the dark: Ecology and faunistics of groundwater amphipods in Switzerland using a citizen science approach. Details MSc Project: Project description
    • Resilience of meta-ecosystems: how openness and diversity buffer for ecosystem functioning under perturbation. Details MSc project: Project description
    • Transport and decay of environmental DNA (eDNA) in rivers: Develop laboratory and field experiments to directly release and capture artificial eDNA molecules and compare their detection and quantification to model predictions. Details MSc project: Project description


  • Species responses to environmental stress: how eutrophication alters size and biomass distributions. Details BSc project: Project description