Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Institut fédéral de recherches WSL
1015 Lausanne
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The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL is part of the ETH Domain and employs approximately 600 people, of whom 10 are based in Lausanne.
Temporary Employee in Physiological Ecology (6 months)

The WSL Site in Lausanne (located on the campus of EPFL) assesses the effects of changing environmental conditions on terrestrial ecosystem functioning. By April 2022, we are offering a 6 months position as
You will be working on multiple projects lead by the Plant Ecology Research Laboratory PERL (EPFL) that take place in several locations in Switzerland. The main projects in which you will participate deal with (1) the impact of global warming and drought on the physiology of trees and (2) species interactions between trees growing along a temperature and humidity gradient. You will participate in field expeditions, in lab measurements and contribute with data analysis.
You have a Master degree in environmental engineering, ecology or a related field. You have the capacity of working independently and in a team in the field, and hold a driving licence (category B). You are detail-oriented and familiar with laboratory/field work. Good organizational skills are fundamental. Furthermore, a good command of English is required. Application review will start now until the position is filled. 

Please send your complete application to Charlotte Grossiord, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Application review will start now until the position is filled. Charlotte Grossiord (, will be pleased to answer your questions. 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.
Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf