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 in Disturbance Ecology and Management of Mountain Forests (80-100%)
Changes of mountain forests in response to climate, natural disturbances and other drivers may drastically affect their ability to protect from gravitative natural hazards. In this tenure-track position, you will develop innovative research projects and seek third-party funding related to natural disturbances and management of mountain forest- and treeline ecosystems. You carry out research projects independently as well as in collaboration with other WSL-staff, supervise students, publish in international as well journals and present them at conferences. In addition, you will process your results in a user-friendly manner and put them into practice.
You have a PhD degree in ecology, forest sciences, environmental sciences or a related field and a profound knowledge in disturbance ecology and management of mountain forests. You are experienced in field-based research, statistics (especially with R) and spatial analysis with GIS. You are able to work interdisciplinarily in the interface between ecology, natural hazards and forest management and you have experience in publishing scientific articles with high international impact. 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 Clemens Güdel, Human Resources SLF, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Dr. Peter Bebi, phone +41 81 417 02 73 and bebi(at)slf.ch,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.