WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
 
The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.


The Research Unit Snow and Permafrost at SLF investigates cryospheric processes in snow and permafrost. The group Snowphysics investigates processes and develops methods to understand the complex depositional and metamorphic processes in the snow, with a focus on the physical properties. We wish to recruit a

Groupleader Snowphysics (90%-100%)

As a researcher with an international reputation, you will manage and coordinate the research group including the cold lab, especially the micro-CT’s. You will lead and support the Snowphysics group across the merging of lab experiments, field work and numerical modeling. Initiating and coordinating research projects within the team are part of your responsibilities as well as following your own projects. Furthermore, you will procure third party funding for research projects and encourage cooperation with other research groups of WSL, other institutes and organizations at both national and international level.

You hold a PhD in natural sciences or related fields, a long-term experience of independent research and an excellent international record in snowphysics. You are experienced in managing and leading teams and interdisciplinary research projects, preferably in international organisations. You are an innovative and integrative personality with high negotiating skills and a good command of one of the Swiss national languages as well as English.


Please send your complete application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/ SLF. Martin Schneebeli, Tel. +41 (0)81 417 01 81, will be happy to answer further questions. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. 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.

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