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 WSL Research Unit “Forest Resources and Management” monitors and analyses changes in landscapes and forests, and is looking for a candidate in the Group “Stand Dynamics and Silviculture” as of 1 May 2023 for 6 months as
Field assistant Forest Inventory 80% (f/m/d)
Within the EFM project (Experimental Forest Management), you will carry out forest growth inventories on experimental sites in Switzerland in a team of two. Your tasks also include plot maintenance, maintenance of tree numbers, establishment of new experimental plots, positioning of trees and GPS measurements.
You have recently completed your studies or apprenticeship in forestry, environmental sciences or a related field and have an interest in the forest and enjoy working in nature. Previous experience in forest inventories is an advantage. You know the native tree forest species very well and have good computer skills. Your good physical condition enables you to work outdoors, sometimes in rough terrain and under adverse weather conditions. You are also prepared to work outdoors for several days throughout Switzerland. You work very meticulously, reliably and enjoy working in a team. A good knowledge of German and/or English and a valid driving licence (cat. B) are required.
Please send your complete application to Dr. Jonas Glatthorn, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Jonas Glatthorn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.