Mountain Ecosystems Research Team, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland.

The Mountain Ecosystems research team studies impacts of climate, natural disturbances and land-use on mountain ecosystems and their services and is offering a Tenure-track position for a scientist in ecology and dynamics of cold ecosystems.

You will develop innovative research projects, seek third-party funding and contribute to ongoing monitoring programs and global network related to plant ecology in cold ecosystems (e.g. alpine, tundra and treeline ecotones) and how they respond to global change. You carry out research projects independently and in collaboration with other staff, supervise students, publish the results in international journals and present them at international conferences. Contributions to outreach activities and teaching are welcome.

You hold a PhD degree in biology, ecology, botany, environmental sciences or a related field and have experience in experimental field work, statistical evaluation (particularly with R), and spatial analysis using GIS. You are experienced in handling and analysing large and long-term data sets as well as in publishing scientific articles with high international impact.As an experienced team player, you possess good oral and written communication skills in English (German would be of advantage). Furthermore you are well-organised and capable of working independently and efficiently.

Please send your complete application to Clemens Güdel, Human Resources SLF by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Peter Bebi, (phone: +41 (0)81 417 02 73, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Christian Rixen (phone: +41 (0)81 417 02 14, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 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.

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 the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

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