WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland. 

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 in July 2019.


About the role

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 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, and 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.

How to apply

Please send your complete application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/SLF, by uploading the requested documents through the WSL 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.
 
More details and apply now.

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