Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
8903 Birmensdorf
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The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
PostDoc in “Climate Change Impact Modelling on Biodiversity” 80-100% (f/m/d)

Within the project ADOHRIS (Advantages of downscaling climate to high resolution for climate change impact studies) in collaboration with the COST Action PROCLIAS (Process-based models for climate impact attribution across sectors) and the Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), the Dynamic Macroecology Group within the Land Change Science Research Unit, is searching for a duration of 1.5 yearsstarting between July and September 2022, for a
The aim of the project is to analyze the output of different climate change impact models and to understand what new insights we gain from higher spatial resolution. To better understand the effects of spatial scale in climate change impact models, you will coordinate the simulation of climate impacts on different sectors such as vegetation, forest, hydrology, etc. with a specific focus on biodiversity. You will tightly collaborate with groups at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Change Impact Studies (PIK) among other institutions and the Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) to coordinate the provision of climate change impact models to the project, and provide the biodiversity impact models. The project requires coordination between several scientific groups and might include scientific exchange visits via the COST Action Proclias. You will be based at WSL in Birmensdorf in the Dynamic Macroecology Group.
You have a PhD degree in ecology, climate science, environmental sciences, geography or a related field. You further have strong skills in handling and analysing output of climate change impact models, preferable in biodiversity-, forest-, or dynamic vegetation models. Ideally, you have expertise in species distribution and species diversity modelling. You have excellent project coordination and networking skills and are used to coordinate between scientific groups. You have excellent skills in data analysis, and are proficient in English. You have a demonstrated capability of writing scientific papers. You are ambitious and highly motivated, used to a high standard of independent, structured, and careful work, and demonstrate a high level of team spirit. Furthermore, you are willing to travel (ca. 10%).

Please submit your complete application online to Beatrice Lamprecht, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. For further information, contact Dr. Dirk N. Karger ( 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.
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