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 Units Forest Dynamics and Economics and Social Sciences, which investigate the impacts of environmental change on forest ecosystems and economic, institutional and societal issues concerning the WSL research topics landscape, natural resources, spatial development and natural hazards, are offering for 2 years (with an option for extension), starting in March 2023 or by agreement, a position as
PostDoc Forest Utilisation NetZero 80-100% (f/m/d)
You will be executing research in one module of the project „Mainstreaming Wood in Construction (MainWood)“, in which several institutes of the ETH Domain are involved. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will collaborate closely with project partners from ETH Zurich. You will elaborate scenarios of forest utilization for optimizing climate services of the Swiss forest, considering different landuse options as well as the CO2 sequestration potential of forest and wood. Finally, you will validate these scenarios by incorporating stakeholders in appropriate ways and design and conduct a survey to elicit their acceptance. You will publish the results of your research in international scientific journals as well as in outreach publications addressing stakeholders.
You have a PhD in forest or environmental science or in a social science discipline and have already collected some experience with surveys. We expect an interest in collaborating with various stakeholder groups and a very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English; further skills in French / Italian are an advantage.
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. Frank Krumm, phone +41 (0)44 739 29 66, 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.