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 Land Change Science studies patterns, causes and processes of landscape change. The Research Group Land-Use Systems is looking in the SILAR-project from winter/spring 2023, for the duration of two years (extension for another year possible), for a
PostDoc in Urban Land-Use Simulation 80-100% (f/m/d)
You will simulate regional urban land-change scenarios in 2-D and 3-D, combining novel modelling approaches and digital land-use plan data. One of the main tasks is to develop methods for implementing density and land-use mix regulations for specific zones or parcels in urban land-use simulations. For this, you will work together with a PhD student, who is looking at the diversity of current land use regulations in European municipalities and exploring possibilities for standardisation. You will publish your results in scientific journals and present them at international conferences.
In addition to a PhD degree in urban modelling, geography, planning or equivalent, you have strong skills in urban land-change simulation and programming. A good publication record with respect to your career stage and research interests in the upcoming digital transformation in spatial planning complete your profile. Furthermore, you have a very good command of English and knowledge of other European languages is an asset. You are also interested in developing innovative, problem-oriented and pragmatic solutions, and motivated to work in an interdisciplinary and international working environment.
Please send your complete application to Beatrice Lamprecht, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Anna Hersperger, Tel. +41 (0)44 739 25 15, 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. The job advertisement remains online until the position is filled.