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 new research unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions investigates the influence of biotic factors on forest health and develops scientific principles for the protection of forests. In this framework the research group Swiss Forest Protection is looking per May 2018 (or as agreed upon) for a
Scientific collaborator in early warning and pest risk assessment
You will collect and analyse scientific information on new, potentially harmful organisms for the Swiss forests like arthropods, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and phytoplasms. Herewith, you contribute to the identification of future challenges. You will analyse data on the biology, epidemiology, host spectrum, biogeography and introduction routes of these potentially harmful organisms and develop the foundation for coping with these threats (research, legislation and implementation). You will prepare risk analyses and recommendations for practicians and support research on these harmful organisms. Your results will be published in national and international journals.
You have a doctoral thesis in natural sciences and experience with plant protection and risk analyses, preferably in the forest sector. You are experienced in scientific literature research and meta-analyses and provide a corresponding record of publications. You have excellent English and German skills, some basics in French are an advantage. You are innovative and team-oriented and you like to operate independently, in a structured as well as efficient and precise way.
Please send your complete application to Monika Lips, Human Resources WSL. Valentin Queloz, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +41 (0) 44 739 2388, 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.