Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

PostDoc in compound climate/hydrologic extremes 100% (f/m/d)

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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 group Hydrology and Climate Impacts in Mountain Regions at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos and the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich studies water and climate extremes in mountain regions under global change. The group has strong expertise in water resources, extreme value analyses, statistical modelling, and climate impact assessments and is looking, from spring/summer 2024 for 2 years, for a

PostDoc in compound climate/hydrologic extremes 100% (f/m/d)

You will develop data-driven and/or process-based models to study the frequency, drivers of, and/or future changes in compound climate and/or hydrological extremes in mountain regions. You will publish your results in scientific journals and present them at international conferences. The work location will be at SLF in Davos with the possibility to collaborate closely with people at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich (

You hold a PhD degree in climate sciences, environmental sciences/engineering, hydrology, data science, or a closely related field. We seek candidates with strong skills in programming (e.g. R or Python), statistics, machine learning, and data science. A good publication record with respect to your career stage and research interests in climate extremes in mountain regions complete your profile. We encourage applications from enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who have very good oral and written communication skills in English. You are motivated to work in an interdisciplinary and international working environment and you would enjoy living in a beautiful and varied mountain environment. 

Please send your complete application to Clemens Güdel, Human Resources WSL/SLF, by uploading the requested documents (including a cover letter specifying your research interests and vision for this position, CV, certificate & transcript of your highest degree earned, and an example of your own scientific writing in English) on our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Manuela Brunner (, phone +41 81 417 0342, e-mail 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 job advertisement remains online until the position is filled.

Flüelastrasse 11, CH-7260 Davos Dorf


PostDoc in compound climate/hydrologic extremes 100% (f/m/d)
Flüelastr. 11 Davos Dorf, Schweiz
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