WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

The Research Unit Snow and Atmosphere is concerned with the physical properties of the material snow, with snow – atmosphere interactions and the role of snow, ice and permafrost in the climate system. The Research Group Snow Physics is offering for three-four months, starting earliest February 2023, a position as a (f/m/d)

Intern „Snow Probe“ (80-100%)

Snow Probe is a novel measurement device for snow stratigraphy which is in its early development stage. Within this project, you will support the measurement campaign as well as the data evaluation process. The measurement campaign will be performed both in the Cold Lab and in the field. Depending on your skills, you could also contribute to the development of the electronics, the embedded software and the mechanical design.

You hold a BSc degree in environmental science, mechanical or electrical engineering or computer science or a comparable field and experience in data analysis and post processing.

Knowledge in machine learning or embedded programming (C, C++) as well as having ski touring experience is a plus.


As a team-oriented and communicative personality, you work in an interdisciplinary, reliable, precise and structured manner.


Please send your complete application to Clemens Güdel, Human Resources SLF, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.Tiziano Di Pietro, 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.

Flüelastrasse 11, CH-7260 Davos Dorf