Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
 
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.

The Research Unit Community Ecology is interested in how above- and belowground ecosystem patterns and processes influence communities and their dynamics. By October 2022, the Research Group Plant-Animal Interactions is offering a tenure-track position as
Soil food web ecologist 80-100% (f/m/d)
You develop innovative research projects, seek third-party funding and cooperate in international networks. You carry out the research projects independently and in collaboration with other scientific staff and supervise students. Furthermore, you publish your results in international journals and present them at international conferences. Contributions to outreach activities and teaching are welcome. For this tenure-track position we are looking for a long-term scientific employee.
You have a PhD in biology or environmental, natural or soil sciences and you have a well-founded taxonomic, ecological and conceptual knowledge on all aspects of soil fauna, how it interacts with the soil system and how these interactions feedback to producers, aboveground living consumers and ultimately to ecosystem functioning and provisioning of services. Ideally, you are also competent in collecting and analyzing sequencing data. You are experienced in designing innovative field and laboratory experiments, in the statistical analysis of data as well as in publishing scientific articles. As a highly motivated and creative team player you enjoy working in an international and dynamic research team, but also independently. You speak and write English fluently and enjoy communicating your results to the scientific community and the broader public. 

Please send your complete application by March 15, 2022 at the latest to Jeanine Gehrig, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. PD Dr. Anita C. Risch, phone +41 (0)44 739 23 46, 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.
 
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