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 Land Change Science Research Unit analyses and assesses short- and long-term changes in the natural resources of the built-up, managed and near-natural landscape. The Remote Sensing Research Group is offering a 2-year position as
Technical/scientific staff member in remote sensing 80% (f/m/d)
In the Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI), area-based data sets are compiled to complement statistical data on the condition of and changes in the forest. High-resolution information on vegetation heights or on the degree of forest mixing allow detailed analyses for different forest functions. To strengthen our team we are looking for a motivated specialist for the development and application of methods for new country-wide products in the NFI. As an expert in the field of forest remote sensing you are familiar with the requirements of forest parameters for different forest functions. You link terrestrial features with high-resolution 2D and 3D data and derive country-wide products. You disseminate your results in scientific and applied publications.
You have a degree in forestry, geography, environmental sciences or a similar field. You have solid knowledge in remote sensing, programming (R, Python), spatial modelling and statistics and are well acquainted with the processing of very large data sets on different temporal and spatial scales. You know the forests and forest functions in Central Europe and the Alps. You have good communication and organisational skills, are motivated to learn new things and enjoy working in a team. Furthermore, you have very good knowledge of German and English and knowledge of a second national language is an advantage. 

Please send your complete application to Jeanine Gehrig, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Christian Ginzler ( 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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