Junior Researcher FNS/technician

University of Lausanne

Lausanne, , CH


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


To complete the team, the Institute of earth surface dynamics of the Faculty of geosciences and environment opens a position of Junior researcher FNS assistant/technician.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.06.2020

Contract length : 1 year

Activity rate : 20%

Workplace : Lausanne-Mouline (Géopolis)

Your responsibilities

The work will be developed in the context of the researche project ” Towards a new understanding of fluvial ecosystems : integrating wood regime across multiple scales“, founded by the SNSF Eccellenza Professional Fellowship Program.

Instream wood (i.e., downed trees, trunks, rootwards and branches, usually >1 m in length and >10 cm in diameter) significantly influences river morphology and sediment dynamics, and it plays an important role in supporting biodiversity, influencing the nutrient cycle, and providing a variety of physical habitats. Moreover, instream wood is an important element of the organic carbon budget. However, the transport of large quantities of instream wood during floods may enhance related damages. Instream wood research has grown considerably over the last years, but important gaps still exist. This project will address some of the most important ones.

In particular for this position the candidates will focus on installing a network of cameras and tracking devices to monitor instream wood in several alpine rivers.

Your qualifications

A requirement for this position is a good base in electronics, video cameras and radio transmitter devices, data trasferring, etc.

The chose candidate will have interest in rivers, geomorphic processes and environmental sciences.

Good skills in English are required.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information



Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva

e-mail : [email protected]

Your application

Deadline : 01.04.2020

Please, send your full application containing Motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, copy of education degrees certificates and transcripts of marks awarded in Word or PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

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