The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Forest Soils and Biogeochemistry. studies the impact of environmental changes on biogeochemical cycles. Within the Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research (LWF) we are looking for a
Research Scientist Environmental Sciences
You will work for the monitoring of the soil water balance and soil solution chemistry in Swiss forests. You will coordinate the sampling of soil water at the LWF-plots and the chemical analysis of these samples in the laboratory. You are responsible for quality assurance and the soil water data base. Using advanced statistical approaches and mechanistic models you will evaluate long-term data series on soil water, soil solution chemistry and element cycles in forests.
You have a PhD in the field of environmental sciences (biology, soil science, ecology, forestry). You are highly motivated and creative, show initiative and enjoy to work in an international team. You are very experienced in working with environmental data, and you have a good background knowledge in statistics or in process-based modelling. Moreover you know to publish in international journals and to present your result to the broader public.
Please send your complete application until April 15, 2017 to Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Frank Hagedorn, firstname.lastname@example.org, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The WSL strives to increase the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position.