PostDoc Forest Diversity- SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE

Full time General in Biology , in Geosciences
  • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL Job location Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf View on Map
  • Post Date: August 21, 2019
  • Apply Before : August 21, 2020
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Environmental Science, Ecology, Forestry, Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology Job opportunity

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards(Environmental Science, Ecology, Forestry, Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology Job opportunity)

The Research Unit Forest Resources and Management investigates and evaluates status and changes in the landscape and in the forest. For the project “Scaling of Diversity in Swiss Forests” within the framework of the National Forest Inventory (NFI), the Resource Analysis Group is looking for a

PostDoc Forest Diversity (80-100%)

You will investigate the relationships between area, heterogeneity and various diversity components in the Swiss forest using different data sets (e.g. NFI, Growth and Yield, forest reserves, remote sensing). To quantify the influencing factors of these relationships you will develop statistical models. In addition, you will evaluate the possibilities and limits of the integration of various data sources with regard to forest diversity measures. You will publish your results in scientific as well as in outreach-oriented journals.

You have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. forestry, environmental sciences, biology), a sound background in biodiversity research and a solid understanding of the ecology of temperate forests. You are experienced in the analysis of large data sets, in statistical modelling with R, and in spatial analyses using GIS. You are used to work independently in a structured manner, show creativity in scientific thinking, are a team player with strong communication skills and feel comfortable in an outreach-oriented environment. Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of one national language, and experience in publishing scientific articles are required.

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. Brigitte Rohner, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 53, or Rafael Wüest Karpati, Tel. +41 (0)44 739 25 16, 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.

Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf
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