Research Technician in Plant Ecology
IBZ Plant Ecology
Zurich, CH
vor 6 Tg.

Job description

We seek a technician to primarily assist with the maintenance (and potential setting up of new sites) of long-term ecological monitoring of tree regeneration in Swiss forests, which allows us to explore how these life history stages may constrain forest responses to climate change.

Tasks include ecological data collection in the field and lab, equipment maintenance (field material and technical installations at ETH), the development of sampling protocols, assistance in greenhouse experiments and data management.

Additionally, technicians may contribute to related field projects led by graduate students and postdoctoral associates in the lab.

Fieldwork can be physically demanding (e.g. hiking to reach field sites, kneeling down, gardening work) and so a passion for outdoor work under all weather conditions is essential.

The applicant must also be willing to work some non-standard work weeks (especially in the summer), go on multi-day field trips.

For both positions, the contracts will run from April / May until October 2022 .

Your profile

For both positions, candidates should have :

  • A bachelors or masters in ecology, environmental science or a related field
  • At least one year of experience with ecological research, ideally in field settings (more experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply)
  • The ability to work both independently as well as in groups
  • Skill in organization and communication, proactive and resourceful
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft products, ideally R statistics)
  • Good to very good knowledge of German and English
  • Valid drivers license
  • Good knowledge of plant and tree species in Switzerland (alpine and Mittelland)
  • Able to work long days in the field in all weather conditions
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