PostDoc “Experimental analysis and numerical modeling of geophysical mass flows” 80-100% - WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Switzerland, 2022

We are looking for a Postdoc position in “Experimental analysis and numerical modeling of geophysical mass flows” at Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG), WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Switzerland, 2022

Qualification Details

You hold a PhD degree in related fields of research and have experience with numerical modeling. Ideally you already have some experience with geotechnical testing and/or granular flow experiments. We encourage applications from enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who have very good oral and written communication skills in English. German or French knowledge is beneficial. You are motivated to work in an interdisciplinary and international working environment and you would enjoy living in a beautiful and varied mountain environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will support ongoing development and application of numerical models (depth-averaged or 3D) for the initiation and propagation of alpine mass movements such as avalanches (rock, snow or ice) or debris flow. In addition, you will conduct granular flow experiments on a new mesoscale chute and contribute to its instrumentation. Furthermore, you will participate in teaching activities at ETH Zürich and publish results in high-ranked scientific journals, present them at international conferences. The Chair of Alpine Mass Movements is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG) at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL. We develop numerical models and experimental facilities to better understand the initiation and dynamics of alpine mass movements such as snow avalanches, debris flows and rockfalls.

How to Apply?

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Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

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 the environment and on the handling of natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 600 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

Note or Other details

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.

Contact Details

Applications via email will not be considered. Prof. Johan Gaume, e-mail johan.gaume@slf.ch, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information