"Groupleader position in Snowphysics available at SLF Davos, Switzerland"
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 and Permafrost at
SLF investigates cryospheric processes in snow and permafrost. The group
Snowphysics investigates processes and develops methods to understand the
complex depositional and metamorphic processes in the snow, with a focus
on the physical properties. We wish to recruit a
Groupleader Snowphysics (90%-100%)
As a researcher with an international reputation,
you will manage and coordinate the research group including the cold lab,
especially the micro-CT’s. You will lead and support the Snowphysics group
across the merging of lab experiments, field work and numerical modeling.
Initiating and coordinating research projects within the team are part
of your responsibilities as well as following your own projects. Furthermore,
you will procure third party funding for research projects and encourage
cooperation with other research groups of WSL, other institutes and organizations
at both national and international level.
You hold a PhD in natural sciences or related
fields, a long-term experience of independent research and an excellent
international record in snowphysics. You are experienced in managing and
leading teams and interdisciplinary research projects, preferably in international
organizations. You are an innovative and integrative personality with high
negotiating skills and a good command of one of the Swiss national languages
as well as English.
Please send your complete application to
Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/ SLF. Martin Schneebeli, Tel. +41
(0)81 417 01 81, will be happy to answer further questions. Please upload
the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will
not be considered. 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.