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 Health and Biotic Interactions investigates the influence of biotic factors on forest health and develops the scientific basis for the protection of forests against potentially harmful organisms. The Phytopathology group offers a tenure-track position as of April/May 2023 or as agreed upon as
Scientist in Phytopathology 80-100% (f/m/d)
You will perform basic and applied scientific research activities in the field of phytopathology, including implementation. You investigate the interactions between pathogens and tree microbiome (in particular fungi and bacteria) and the possibility to use tree-associated organisms for the biological control of tree diseases. You will work with both native and invasive pathogens. Your research contributes significantly to the improvement of forest health strategies. You acquire third-party funding for this purpose and publish your results in scientific journals. You will work closely with national and international scientists. You will also participate in teaching activities and supervise students.
You have a PhD in natural sciences with successful research activity in the field of phytopathology and plant protection. You have knowledge of fungal and bacterial biology, bioinformatics and community analyses. You have proven experience in the planning and implementation of scientific projects, as well as in the acquisition of external funding. In addition, you have an excellent publication record and are well connected with an international network of scientists. Experience in teaching and in supervising doctoral and master theses is an advantage. You have very good oral and written skills in English. If you are also ambitious, highly motivated and a team player, we look forward to receiving your application.
Please send your complete application to Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Dr. Simone Prospero, phone +41 (0)44 739 22 48, 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.