The Research Unit Snow Avalanches and Prevention investigates the formation and dynamics of avalanches, develops warning systems for Alpine natural hazards, and issues the Swiss avalanche bulletin. We are looking for a
You will investigate the dynamics of rockfall processes and the interaction with protective structures. You will apply the improved process understanding to hazard assessment and the design and execution of rockfall protection measures. Based on numerical simulations, you will develop a methodology for hazard mapping and the assessment of the effectiveness of protective measures. You will work closely with practitioners (mountain cantons and engineering offices) and advise them solutions based on the current state of research. In addition, you will publish your results in both scientific and implementation-oriented journals. You will be involved in teaching at universities and pass on your knowledge in workshops.
You hold an university degree in engineering, earth sciences or environmental sciences and have several years of experience in the field of rockfall, preferably in practice or at the interface between research and practice. You are an integrative personality with a high affinity for research, enjoy the implementation of research results and you have good communication skills. A very good command of German and English is necessary and a command of another national language is desirable. Furthermore, you are used to working in a structured and goal-oriented manner within an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented research environment.
Please send your complete application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/SLF, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Perry Bartelt, phone +41 (0)81 417 02 51, or Stefan Margreth, phone +41 (0)81 417 02 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.
|Titel||Rockfall Scientist (80-100%)|
|Employer||Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL|
|Job location||Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf|
|Veröffentlicht||April 11, 2019|
|Jobart||Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in  |
|Fachbereiche||Umweltwissenschaften,   Umweltingenieurwesen,   Klimatologie,   Geomorphologie  |