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
Research Scientist Risk Management (80-100%)
With climate warming, changes in the frequency and extent of alpine mass movements are expected, which, together with socio-economically induced changes in exposed values, will have an impact on the size and distribution of natural hazard risks. In this tenure track position, you will develop new methods and instruments that can be used by practitioners in a solution-oriented manner to deal with these changes. To this end, you will initiate innovative, interdisciplinary and forward-looking projects and also acquire the necessary third-party funding. 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 transfer them into practice.
You have completed academic studies in the field of natural sciences or engineering with a doctorate and have already gained several years of experience in scientific work and implementation. You have a profound understanding of risk management of alpine natural hazards, have dealt with numerical modelling of natural hazards and are experienced in processing spatial data and statistics. You have also successfully managed complex projects and have experience in leading working groups. As we aim to work closely with practitioners, you have a very 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.