ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. The Global Health Engineering group in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering considers how engineered tools, the natural environment, organizational systems and human health are interconnected.
Across the Global South, formal and informal recycling is common. However, few local businesses buy or sell plastics, preferring instead to deal in high-value metals or paper. Plastic is bulky, requires cleaning, and is often bought seasonally, if at all. ETH is looking for an extraordinary candidate who is as committed to scientific discovery as she/he is to solid waste management.