available PhD Position in photogrammetric snow depth mapping
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.
The Research Unit Snow Avalanches and Prevention
is investigating the formation and dynamics of snow avalanches and is developing
methods and early warning systems for the prevention of alpine natural
hazards. The research group Avalanche Dynamics and Risk Management is offering
PhD Position in photogrammetric snow depth
You will acquire and process photogrammetric
measurements with drones, airplanes, satellites and ground based cameras
to investigate the ability of these platforms to map snow depth in alpine
terrain. You will apply existing point matching algorithms and develop
innovative approaches to improve these algorithms on snow-covered surfaces.
Furthermore you will acquire reference measurements in the field. You will
publish your results in acknowledged scientific journals and present them
at international conferences.
You hold a master degree in Photogrammetry,
Surveying or Remote Sensing and have experience in the topic of snow and
alpine terrain. You are fluent in spoken and written English and preferentially
are skilled in writing and publishing scientific results. The ability to
move safely in rough mountain terrain in summer and winter is essential
and you like to do fieldwork under harsh conditions.
Please send your full application to Jasmine
Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/SLF. Yves Bühler, phone +41 (0)81 417 01
63, or Michael Bründl, phone +41 (0)81 417 01 72, 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.