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 landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards.
WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.
The Research Group Snow Hydrology investigates the dynamics of snow water resources and snowmelt in alpine watersheds. To complement our team we offer a two-
year position starting on July 2019
PostDoc Snow Hydrology (60% - 100%)
You will work at the interface of atmospheric and snow modelling. You will develop a framework to deploy the atmospheric research model ICAR to dynamically downscale atmospheric fields from larger-
scale atmospheric models. This includes both, forecast data from numerical weather prediction models and climate change projections from regional climate models.
You will further use the downscaled fields as input to our physically based snow models to study atmosphere - snow cover feedbacks.
Your work will provide valuable inputs to two WSL research programs : operational snowmelt forecast systems OSHD and climate change impacts on alpine mass movements CCAMM .
You hold a university degree in environmental physics or in a similar field, as well as a PhD on a relevant subject. Expertise in the use of spatially-
distributed atmospheric and / or snow models is essential, having contributed to respective model development is desirable.
You appreciate working as part of a motivated team that operates at the interface between science and practice.
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. Rebecca Mott, e-mail mott at slf.ch, 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.