Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Land Change Science Unit investigates the interplay of ecological and anthropogenic influences and its impact on landscape development. The Remote Sensing group is looking in the framework of an SNF funded project from J anuary 2024 or by agreement, for the duration of 2 years , for a
Field technician for drone-based surveying and tree physiology 80% (f/m/d)
In collaboration with scientists, you will design, plan and conduct drone- based measurement campaigns in Switzerland and abroad. You work with multispectral, thermal and LiDAR sensors and further collect physiological, growth and phenological data at the tree level. You will be responsible for the maintenance of measurement devices and for the installation of instrumentation (e.g., meteo stations, phenocams). You will also support the organization and archiving of data.
You have a technical further education (HF/FH) and/or a degree in the field of environmental sciences with experience in handling complex measurement systems. You like to be out in the field and ideally bring experience in conducting field campaigns in the field of environmental science.
The field work is weather-dependent and requires flexibility and organizational skills. You have a class B driver's license and are able to drive longer distances. Field work takes place in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. Availability to travel over extended periods in Switzerland and abroad is required. The annual workload of 80% is mainly concentrated in the spring and summer months.
You are a proactive personality with strong organizational and communication skills and enjoy working with researchers and experts on interesting and applied topics. Good German and English language skills ideally round your qualification profile for this position.
Please send your complete application to Beatrice Lamprecht, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Petra D'Odorico ([email protected]), 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.