Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
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 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology studies the diversity of life in its various forms, from genetic diversity to the diversity of species and ecosystems as well as their interactions. This unit hosts the group Spatial Evolutionary Ecology where the PostDoc will be located. In the frame of an ERC-supported project on plant-hummingbird interactions, we are searching for a 2 to 3 year, starting between August and October 2020

PostDoc in the ecology of plant-animal interactions (80-100%)
You will analyze hummingbird-plant interaction data gathered over the last two to six years across elevational gradients in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Brazil. You will determine what factors influence variation in interaction strength and network structure across space and time and you will publish the results in international scientific journals and present them at dedicated conferences.

You have acquired a PhD in biology or environmental sciences, with a strong background in community ecology, network ecology, data management and statistical analyses. Ideally, you will be familiar with fitting hierarchical models that accommodate noisy field data and will have German and English language skills. You are ambitious and highly motivated, are used to a high standard of independent, structured and careful working attitude, and demonstrate a high level of team spirit.

Please submit your complete application online to, Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Catherine Graham,, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The evaluation process will start by end of July, 2020. 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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