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 Forest Resources and Management research unit records and analyses changes in the landscape and in the forest. For the research group Sustainable Forestry (former Forest Production Systems) we seek a
You investigate forest management solutions for ecosystem services, including: sustainable forestry in montane environments under the challenges of climate change, optimization methods, related IT tools and models. You publish your results in international scientific journals and national implementation-oriented media. Co-operation with ETH, technical universities and forestry practice, implementation of research results (e.g. in teaching, courses) as well as the acquisition of projects in national/international context are relevant tasks. You will also work in close contact with forest owners and enterprises, and practitioners.
You have a University degree in forestry (University, ETH), a doctorate and a technical-economic orientation. You have a high affinity for research and you are competent and experienced in scientific publishing. You have solid forestry expertise and are familiar with the management of European forests, in particular mountain forests. Good knowledge of Swiss forests and connection with the Swiss forest environment is an advantage. You are creative, socially competent and well networked in forest science and forestry. A good command of written and spoken German and English, plus another Swiss national language is essential. Experiences in statistics and computer programming are desirable.
Please send your complete application to Stefania Pe, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Dr. Janine Schweier, Tel. +41 (0)44 739 24 78, 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.