The ETH Board has funded a research program on Blue-Green Biodiversity (BGB). Its goal is to strengthen interdisciplinary biodiversity research of WSL and Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) in order to find answers to urgent social challenges of species loss as quickly as possible. The project is now in its second phase. Please find more information on our homepage at: BGB Initiative WSL.
In the framework of this Project within the unit ‘Forest Health and Biotic Interactions’ Research Unit and the ‘Forest Entomology‘ Group of WSL, in collaboration with the ‘Biogeochemistry‘ Group at Eawag, we are searching for four years, with a start between August and October 2021 a (f/m/d)
The successful candidate is expected to hold a Master degree in Biology or Environmental Sciences with a strong background in community ecology, experimental studies, data management and statistical analyses. Other desired skills include a familiarity with stable isotope and fatty acid analyses. Furthermore, we expect a good command of English. Conceptual skills, an independent and structured way of working and a demonstrated high level of motivation and team spirit complete this profile.
Please send your complete application by end of May 2021 to Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. The application should include: 1) a cover letter with a concise statement about your previous research, your vision for the future and your motivation to work on this project (2-3 pages maximum); 2) a curriculum vitae including (if applicable) the list of publications; 3) copies of your academic qualifications; and 4) names and contact information of 2-3 academic references. Martin Gossner, martin.gossner(at)wsl.ch, or Carsten Schuberg (Eawag), Carsten.schubert(at)eawag.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.