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 Management records and analyzes changes in the landscape and in the forest. For the Research Group Resource Analysis, we are looking by appointment and for 2 years (with option of extension) for a
Postdoc in soil carbon modeling 80-100% (f/m/d)
You will work in the Horizon Europe project Pathfinder which aims to develop a common monitoring system of Europe’s forests, based on existing national forest inventories and monitoring systems. Your primary responsibility will be to estimate carbon stock changes in dead wood, litter and mineral soil using the soil carbon cycling model Yasso. You will collaborate with international partners to obtain the required driver data and to further develop the model. You will present the results in reports, posters, talks and papers.
You have a PhD in Forestry, Environmental modeling, Environmental Sciences or related fields. Experience in the field of simulation modeling and solid experience with the R environment for statistical computing are required. A sound background in soil science, as well as analytical skills in gathering and interpreting data are also expected. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person with strong communication skills, and fluency in English, both oral and written.
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. Markus Didion, phone +41 (0) 44 739 24 27, 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.