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.
A joint project of WSL and Empa explores the restorative potential of green spaces in noise-polluted environments (RESTORE
). In the framework of this project five new positions are created. Within the research unit ‘Land-Change Science’, we are searching for two years
(possibility of extension), with start in October 2020
PostDoc Remote Sensing (80%)
As part of an interdisciplinary research team, you will evaluate and classify green spaces in noise-exposed regions of Switzerland according to 3D vegetation structure, land-use/landcover characteristics and perceived restorativeness. You will develop a procedure for viewshed analyses of green infrastruc-ture based on 3D point clouds and conduct 3D network analyses to assess walking distances to and within green spaces. You will analyse threedimensional vegetation structures in terms of quality and quantity and support other team members by delineating and stratifying the perimeter for a Swisswide survey. You will analyse your results in close collaboration with the other team members, write your own papers and contribute to joint publications.
You have a PhD in 3D applications of remote sensing and GIS for landscape structure analysis. You dispose of profound knowledge of analyzing point cloud data, aerial imagery and earth observation data and are very skilled in the use of GIS. You have good skills in big data management and in writing scientific publications. You are strong in working independently but also in an interdisciplinary team.
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. Silvia Tobias, +41-44-739 23 49, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Christian Ginzler, +41-44-739 25 51, email@example.com, 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.