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 Forest Dynamics investigates the effects of global change on forest ecosystems. The SwissForestLab is a new initiative between WSL, ETH Zurich and partner institutions to foster interdisciplinary science in Swiss forest ecosystem research ( Starting January 2018, we offer a position within the SwissForestLab for 2 years as Postdoc / Senior Scientist in Forest Ecosystem Data Assimilation / Data Fusion.

This position aims at setting up a data assimilation system to bring together existing and future long-term but diverse datasets on forest growth with different spatial and temporal resolutions (from half-hourly to decadal). You are responsible to develop a data assimilation product, which brings together CO2 flux data, stem diameter increments, forest growth inventories and other growth-related data sets, and to provide an adequate basis for scientific inquiry. This product will be an important component of the SwissForestLab. Own research activities profiting from the data assimilation product are expected.

You must hold a PhD degree with a strong proven research background in data sciences, data assimilation, model-data fusion and/or forest ecosystem research. Furthermore, you should have strong skills in data analysis and computer modeling, and at the same time should have a deep interest for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the extended field of forest ecosystem research. Working place will be at ETH Zurich.

Please send your complete application online to Stefania Pe, Human Resources WSL. Dr. Marcus Schaub, Tel. +41 (0)44 739 25 64 and Dr. Marco Ferretti, Tel. +41 (0)44 739 22 51, will be happy to answer further questions. 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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