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 research unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions studies the influence of biotic factors on forest health and develops the scientific basis for the protection of forests against possible harmful organisms. The Forest Entomology Group is looking per June 2022, for a (f/m/d)
Research Scientist in Forest Entomology (80-100%)
You will carry out basic and applied scientific research in forest entomology, including teaching and implementation. Your main focus is on research concerning interactions between trees, insects and pathogens, considering both native and invasive species. The research will focus on ecological mechanisms, particularly on chemical ecology. Furthermore, you are involved in the biodiversity research of the research group. Your research contributes strongly to the improvement of strategies for the promotion of forest biodiversity and forest ecosystem functions. To this end, you will acquire third-party funding and publish the results in national and international journals. In addition, you are actively involved in implementation activities. For this tenure-track position, we are looking for a person with an interest in long-term employment.
You have a doctoral degree in natural sciences. You have experience in forest entomology and an in-depth knowledge of plant-insect(-pathogen) interactions and chemical ecology (metabolomics, VOCs). Knowledge of insect identification is an advantage. You have experience in conducting scientific projects and surveys and a sound knowledge of statistical data analysis. You have very good oral and written skills in German and English. The ability to work independently, conceptually and precisely as well as flexibility and willingness to perform are among your strengths, as well as good communication skills and cooperation in an international and dynamic research team.
Please send your complete application to Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by the end of January 2022 at the latest by uploading the requested documents via our website. Applications via email will not be considered. Prof. Dr. Martin Gossner, Head of Forest Entomology, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 88, 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.