The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL is part of the ETH Domain and employs approximately 600 people, of whom 10 are based in Lausanne.
The WSL Site in Lausanne (located on the campus of EPFL) assesses the effects of changing environmental conditions on terrestrial ecosystem functioning. By May 2022, we are offering a 6 months position as
Intern in Physiological Ecology
You will be working on several projects lead by the Plant Ecology Research Laboratory PERL (EPFL), where you will be participating in field expeditions in Switzerland, Spain, and in lab measurements. The main projects in which you will participate deal with (1) the impact of global warming and drought on the physiology of trees, and (2) the development of a novel stable isotope approach to reconstruct leaf temperature. You will participate in field expeditions, in lab measurements and in data analysis.
You have a Master degree in environmental engineering, ecology or a related field. You have the capacity of working independently and in a team in the field, and hold a driving licence (category B). You are detail-oriented and familiar with laboratory/field work. Good organizational skills are fundamental. Furthermore, a good command of English is required.
Please send your complete application to Charlotte Grossiord, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Application review will start now until the position is filled. Charlotte Grossiord (email@example.com), will be pleased to answer your questions. 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.