PhD POSITION in city-wide inclusive urban sanitation

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PhD POSITION in city-wide inclusive urban sanitation

The main objective of this research is to develop effective pro-poor sanitation interventions to promote low-cost, long-life infrastructure and services. The focus of the research is to move beyond conventional master planning approaches, recognizing that effective urban sanitation requires multiple partnerships between users, communities, local authorities, the private sector, non-profit bodies and others. The research will be aligned with on-going research projects such as “Small-Scale Sanitation Scaling-Up (4S)” and the cross-cutting WINGS programme at Eawag.

The candidate will be enrolled in ETH’s Institute of Environmental Engineering (Prof. Max Maurer), according to ETH’s admission criteria. The candidate will be based at Eawag Sandec and affiliated with Eawag’s Urban Water Management Department. The 3- to 4-year interdisciplinary PhD position is a 100% Eawag PhD salary and also covers funding for field research. The start is 1 January 2018.

We are looking for a qualified candidate with a strong background in urban sanitation in the global south, good analytical skills and ability to conduct interdisciplinary research. Excellent spoken/written English is a requirement.
For further information on the project, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application including CV, a copy of your MSc thesis or a published paper, a one page outline of your research proposal (including main research objectives, planned activities and methods to be used) and the contact information of two references via the Eawag Jobs & Career webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. The link below will take you directly to the application form. The application deadline is 1 October 2017.

> Research focus: the validation of multi-stakeholder planning and programming approaches and the development of planning tools for urban infrastructure in unserved areas. My specific research interests are urban strategic sanitation planning, servicing unplanned urban and peri-urban areas, and multi-stakeholder planning and programming.
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