Izabela Bujak

Zürich, Switzerland 29/06/1991 Category B, since 2009
+49 (0) 1522 793 1592 hydrology@izabelabujak.com www.izabelabujak.com
Catchment hydrology
Data analysis
Isotope data analysis
Hydrochemical data analysis
Time-series analysis
Field work
Regional monitoring design
Event-triggered sampling
Tracer tests (FVPDM)
Surface water sampling
Low-flow GW sampling
Volume-based GW sampling
Portable flow-meter
Weather station maintenance
Data loggers
Soft skills
Critical thinking
Agility, resourcefulness
Session Co-Chairing
Oral presentation
Scientific writing
R, Python
Lab work
Silver nitrate method
Denitrifier method
Nessler's reagent test
Ammonium molybdate test
English (C1)
German (A2)
Spanish (A2)
Polish (mother tongue)
MODFLOW, HydroGeoSphere
GIMP, Procreate
MS Office


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scholarship
November 2016 - November 2019 | Catchment Hydrology Department, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ | Halle (Saale), Germany

EU project: Innovative Training Network INSPIRATION

Research topic: "Integrative isotope techniques for quantifying nutrient fate and transport across agricultural landscapes."

Professional experience

Doctoral Assistant
April 2020 - present | ECHO – Laboratory of ecohydrology, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL | Lausanne, Switzerland

Research topic: The dynamics of flowing stream networks.

Read more on the website of Dr Jana von Freyberg
Environmental Scientist
November 2016 - January 2020 | Catchment Hydrology Department, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ | Halle (Saale), Germany

Research interest: Hydrological drivers of nitrate dynamics within mesoscale river catchments

Major skills and tasks:
  • working with large data sets (isotope, hydrological, hydrochemical)
  • data analysis in R (Bayesian mixing models, time-series analysis, usage of genetic algorithms, geostatistics)
  • presentation in international conferences and co-chairing the session at GQ2019 conference
  • designing regional monitoring strategies for catchments located in 3 EU countries (AT, BE, SLO)
  • conducting 14 sampling campaigns in 4 EU countries (AT, BE, DE, SLO)
  • surface water, groundwater, and precipitation sampling (over 2500 samples collected)
  • installation and maintenance of field equipment (iFLUX, rain gauges, water level and rainfall data loggers)
  • discharge measurements using portable flow meter
  • cooperation with project partners from various countries, including secondment at ULg in Liege (3 months)
  • writing of scientific papers, periodical reports, and deliverables
  • experience in laboratory work, e.g., analysis of δ15NNO3 and δ18ONO3, δ15Nbulk, ion concentrations
  • handling spatial data (R, ArcGIS, and Python)
  • 24 courses attended (for detailed description, please visit my web page www.izabelabujak.com)
Regional GIS Consultant
July 2015 - December 2015 | SmallGIS Sp. z o.o. | Cracow, Poland
Major skills and tasks:
  • advising Polish municipalities in solving current problems related to the GIS usage covering technical and legal aspects
  • providing training on GIS software usage including seminars, presentations, and courses for Polish municipalities
  • development of interpersonal communication skills - face to face and virtual interactions
  • software: Team Viewer, QGIS
Spatial Data Verifier
October 2015 - December 2015 | SmallGIS Sp. z o.o. | Cracow, Poland
Major skills and tasks:
  • verification of municipalities work results in the area of spatial development and GIS usage using QGIS and Microsoft Excel (vba scripts)
  • technical support for municipalities on GIS usage


Master's degree in Environmental Protection
March 2014 - May 2016 | AGH University of Science and Technology | Cracow, Poland

Specialization: hydrogeology

Field of interest: groundwater remediation, hydrogeochemistry of contaminated groundwater

Thesis: "Combined aquifer thermal energy storage and groundwater remediation."

Selected courses: analytical methods in investigation of the water quality; sampling methodology; migration of organic contaminants in the soil-water environment; determination of the contaminant migration parameters in the soil-water environment

Software: hydrogeological modeling (MODFLOW); GIS in water management and water protection (ArcGIS, QGIS)

Fieldwork: field practice in water protection; hydrogeochemistry of contaminated water course including field practice; oxidation and reduction reactions in the water environment course including field practice

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Protection
October 2010 - February 2014 | AGH University of Science and Technology | Cracow, Poland

Thesis: "The use of selected groups of microorganisms in biofuel production."

Selected courses: hydrology and water resources management; hydrogeology and formation of water resources; geology; ecology; geomorfology; meteorology and climatology

Laboratory courses: chemistry; biochemistry; microbiology; geochemistry

Fieldwork: cartography field practice; geology field practice

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management
October 2015 - July 2016 | Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology | Cracow, Poland

Selected courses: pedagogical course; first aid course

Instrumentalist musician
September 2006 - October 2016 | State Music School | Cracow and Tarnów, Poland

Acquired skills: performing on stage in front of a broad audience; perfect organization of time; coping with stressful conditions; teamwork skills; creative thinking