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 Forest Management” monitors and performs data analyses on Swiss forests. By appointment, the Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) and the research group “resource analysis” seek a
Statistician 80-100% (f/m/d)
In this tenure-track position you will work on forest inventory statistics for the Swiss National Forest Inventory (LFI). This position has two important foci. On the application side, you develop and test statistical methods that meet the current and future needs of the Swiss NFI. You verify the results for quality assurance and advise the Swiss NFI team as well as cantonal forest inventories on inventory design and statistics. On the research side, you plan and manage statistical research projects related to forest inventories. You support researchers in the field of statistics, collaborate in national and international consortia and publish your results in national and international journals. There are opportunities to give statistical lectures at universities.
You have a university degree and a PhD in statistics, mathematics, forestry, natural sciences, or related disciplines. You have knowledge or experience in inventory statistics. You are well familiar with the theory of design-based as well as model-based approaches and its application. You have experience in coordinating projects and are both result-oriented and creative. You have good communication skills and are fluent in English, plus a Swiss national language. Good knowledge of German is an advantage. You have an independent and structured way of working, but you also like to work in a team.
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. Esther Thürig, phone +41 (0)44 739 22 36, 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.