"Scientist position in Snow Physics 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 investigates
the behavior of snow, soil and permafrost and interactions with the atmosphere.
The Group Snow Physics develops experimental and theoretical methods to
understand the physical properties of snow from its (dynamic) microstructure.
We are looking for a
Scientist in Snow Physics
You will conduct and develop research in
snow physics of alpine and polar environments at the interface of lab experiments,
field campaigns and modeling. You will exploit key infrastructures of the
group such as cold lab and tomography. With complementary competences you
will strengthen the team. Furthermore you are expected to support core
group activities by the acquisition of third party funding. You will publish
your results in scientific journals and present them at international conferences.
In addition you will assist the supervision of students and contribute
to teaching at university level.
You hold a university degree and a PhD in
a field related to the position and have an outstanding, international
track record in snow, firn or ice sciences with a focus on microstructural
properties. A proven expertise in organizing and conducting experiments
and/or field work is a requirement. A record of relevant publications and
previous successful acquisition of project funding is expected. You like
to work in interdisciplinary environments and you are able to bring enthusiasm
to the team.
This is a Tenure Track position. The employment
contract will initially be limited to two years.
Please send your complete application including
contact information for 2 references to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources
WSL/SLF. Henning Löwe, phone +41 (0)81 417 01 54, 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. Please upload
the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will
not be considered.