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.

The Research Unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology studies the diversity of life in its various forms, from genetic diversity to the diversity of species and ecosystems as well as their interactions. In the frame of a SNSF-supported research project on the associations between environment and genotype, we are searching for 9 months, starting October 1, 2017 and with an option for prolongation,

You will analyze transcriptome-based data from an exome capture experiment in natural populations of Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra). On the basis of available next-generation sequencing data, you will study environment genotype associations and comparative transcriptomics, and you will publish the results in international scientific journals and present them at dedicated conferences.
You have acquired a PhD in biology or environmental sciences, with a strong background in ecological genetics and evolutionary biology as well as competence in bioinformatics, the analysis of environmental and genomic data (environmental associations). You are ambitious and highly motivated, are used to a high standard of independent, structured and careful working attitude, demonstrate a high level of team spirit.

Please submit your complete application online to Monika Lips-Sandmeier, Human Resources WSL. Felix Gugerli, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 90 or [email protected], and Christian Rellstab, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 42 or [email protected], will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The evaluation process will start September 1, 2017, but the position remains open until filled. 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.

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