PostDoc Snow Hydrology 80% - 100% (f/m/d)

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
August 09, 2024
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WSL 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 the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

The Research Group Snow Hydrology in Davos investigates the dynamics of snow water resources and snowmelt in alpine watersheds. To complete our snow hydrology research team, we offer a three-year position starting in October 2024 as a

PostDoc Snow Hydrology 80% - 100% (f/m/d)

with a possibility for extension. You will enhance an operational snow hydrological model system by improving a range of snow process representations and associated data assimilation schemes. You will work with our national snow analysis and forecasting system, collaborate in national and international research projects, and contribute to running our operational services. Your research findings will directly enhance snow predictions used by the Swiss avalanche and flood forecasting services, in the hydropower production planning process, and for public information. You will publish your research findings in scientific journals and present them at international conferences.

You hold a university degree in environmental sciences, physics, mathematics, or a related field, along with a PhD ideally focused on a topic related to snow hydrology. Expertise in using and developing spatially distributed snow models and corresponding data assimilation methods is desirable. You will be part of a collaborative team environment that bridges the gap between science and practical application, fostering a stimulating and supportive work culture.

Please send your completed application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/SLF. Tobias Jonas, e-mail [email protected], will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. 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 invited to apply for this position.

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