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 “Forest Resources and Forest Management” monitors and analyses change in the forest. By appointment, the Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) and the group “resource analysis” seek a
Statistician 80-100% (f/m/d)
In this tenure track position, you will develop research methods in forest inventory statistics, with a special focus on the Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI), its development and future needs. You will plan and manage statistical research projects related to forest inventories and you will support and advice researchers and cantonal offices in their inventory design and statistics. For quality assur-ance and control, you will verify the results of the Swiss NFI. You also will collaborate in national and international groups and consortia and publish your results in national and international journals. There are possibilities to give lectures at universities.
You have a University degree and a PhD in forestry, natural sciences, statistics, or related disciplines. Furthermore, you have knowledge or experience in inventory statistics. You are well familiar with design-based as well as model-based statistical theories and approaches. You have experience in coordinating projects, and are both result oriented and creative. You have good communication skills and are fluent in English, plus a Swiss national language. Good knowledge of German is an advantage. You have an independent and structured way of working, but you also like to work in a team.
Please send your complete application to Stefania Pe, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Esther Thürig, phone +41 (0)44 739 22 36, 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.