Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Scientific collaborator in conservation genomics (40%)

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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.

The Research Unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology studies the diversity of life, from genetic diversity to species and habitat diversity, as well as their interactions. Starting in January 2023, the research group Ecological Genetics offers a two-year position for a (f/m/d)

Scientific collaborator in conservation genomics (40%)

You are engaged in applied conservation genetics projects, in particular employing genomic methods. In close collaboration with the team members, you will carry out on-going projects on plants and animals of conservation concern in Switzerland. Your activities involve project planning, field work, data acquisition, bioinformatic data processing, population genetic analyses, and publication of results in scientific journals. You further support the communication of research findings to practitioners.

You have a doctorate in biology or environmental sciences, provide solid knowledge of evolutionary, population and conservation genetic principles, are experienced in a broad range of molecular lab work and marker types as well as in the analysis of genomic data, including a high level of bioinformatic skills, and are capable of fast acquisition of new skills. You are fluent in English and adept at writing publications, you preferably have a good understanding of oral/written German or French, and feel comfortable working with practitioners. Working independently, flexibly and accurately is one of your strengths, as is teamwork.

Please send your complete application to Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered. Dr. Christine Grossen, phone +41 (0)44 739 21 07, e-mail christine.grossen(at), and Dr. Felix Gugerli, phone +41 (0)44 739 25 90, e-mail felix.gugerli(at), 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.

Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf

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Scientific collaborator in conservation genomics (40%)
Zürcherstrasse 111 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
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