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 the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.
For the new “Climate Change, Extremes, and Natural Hazards in Alpine Regions Research Center – CERC”, which is established as part of the SLF in Davos, we are seeking as of
1 July 2021 a
Group leader Remote Sensing, Early Detection and Warning (80-100%)
In this tenure track position you will have the opportunity to establish and lead an interdisciplinary research group at the SLF. You will initiate research and implementation projects to develop new and innovative technologies and methods for the collection, analysis and interpretation of remote sensing data from satellite, aircraft, drone and terrestrially supported active and passive systems. Together with your team, you develop applications for the timely detection of natural hazards. In addition, you will develop methods for analysing raw data from existing platforms. You will raise the necessary third-party funds for the realisation of the projects. You will publish the results of your work in international ISI journals and present them at international and national conferences. In addition, you will process your results in a user-friendly manner and put them into practice.
You have completed academic studies in the field of geomatics, remote sensing or natural sciences with a PhD and a broad overview as well as sound experience with the above-mentioned systems and natural hazards. In addition to a spirit of innovation, motivation and good research ideas, you also have a flair for the needs of practice. You have already successfully managed complex projects and acquired the necessary third-party funding. You are an integrative and open personality with proven leadership experience, who enjoys building a new team. As we aim to work closely with practitioners, you have a good command of German and excellent communication skills. We require a very good command of written and spoken English; knowledge of another national language of Switzerland is an advantage.
Please send your complete application to Jasmine Zollinger, Human Resources SLF, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Dr. Michael Bründl, phone +41 81 417 01 72, 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.