SLF Davos, Switzerland - is looking for a Scientific programme manager (80-100%)

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SLF Davos, Switzerland - is looking for a Scientific programme manager (80-100%)

WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.


For the recently established research programme „Climate Change Impacts on Alpine Mass Movements“, we are looking for a


Scientific programme manager (80-100%)


You will be responsible for the coordination of the research among the twelve projects of the scientific programme and foster connections with important stakeholders. You will synthesise the results and promote knowledge transfer towards practical applications. Besides these coordinating tasks, you also will contribute to the successful completion of the programme with your own research on the effects of climate change on Alpine mass movements, in particular on cascading processes or other research topics connecting several of the individual projects. You will publish your results in scientific journals, present them at international conferences and acquire additional funding for specific topics of the programme.


You hold a Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Environmental or Natural Sciences and have completed your studies with a Ph.D. You have successfully applied for and received research grants and you regularly publish in high-ranking scientific journals. You are fluent in spoken and written English; you have a sound knowledge of German, and ideally also of either French or Italian. You communicate easily with your peers as well as with the public and have an integrative personality. Finally, you are used to work independently, in a structured and efficient manner and you like operating within an interdisciplinary and practice oriented research environment.


Please send your complete application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/ SLF. Jürg Schweizer, phone +41 (0)81 417 01 64, or Marcia Phillips, phone +41 (0)81 417 02 18, 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.

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