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 Group of Landscape Ecology at ETH Zurich and WSL conducts research on the processes shaping and maintaining species diversity within landscapes and how biodiversity respond to global changes. We are looking for a:
PhD Student in the structure of trophic interaction networks in the Swiss fauna
You will pursue research in generating a metaweb, a matrix encompassing all the possible interactions between animal species of Switzerland based on data compilation, observations and molecular methods and modelling tools. This metaweb will help to better understand the robustness of ecosystems to global changes and provide novel indicators of biodiversity change in combination with ongoing monitoring programs.
You have a master degree in ecology, biodiversity or data science. Furthermore, you ideally have experience in GIS, and R programming; experience with network ecology and the analyses of trophic interactions would be an advantage. You are a creative, reliable person enjoying to work in an international dynamic team. Good communication and organization skills, being a team player and very good command of English are fundamental.
Please send your complete application to Jeanine Gehrig, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Prof. Dr. Loïc Pellissier, Tel. +41 44 739 23 91, email@example.com, will be pleased to answer your questions. 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.