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 assesses conditions and changes in forests and works on solutions for the efficient provision of ecosystem services. In the Research Group "Sustainable Forestry" at the headquarters in Birmensdorf, we are offering as soon as possible or by appointment a 1-year position as
PostDoc in Forest Engineering and Optimization 80 – 100% (f/m/d)
In the framework of the project Edge "Enabling Decentralized renewable GEneration in the Swiss cities, midlands, and the Alps" we are looking for a new team member who would like to work on the biomass potential of the Swiss Alps. First, the current biomass potential will be estimated. Based on this, it will be assessed how this potential can be increased if wood harvesting methods and forestry access are optimized. The respective methods are available and are to be applied and, if necessary, further developed in the context of the project.
You have studied forestry, environmental or natural sciences and have recently completed your doctoral studies. You have a good knowledge of Central European / Alpine forest management, especially in the field of forest engineering, and have very good programming skills. You already have experience with mathematical optimization methods and you are motivated to work in new fields (e.g. spatial optimization). Furthermore, you are experienced in writing scientific publications.
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. Dr. Janine Schweier, Group Leader Sustainable Forestry, phone +41 (0)44 739 24 78, 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.