Head of Research Unit Forest Health and Biotic InteractionsThe directorate of WSL wishes to fill in the new position of a Head of the newly established Research Unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions which focuses on research in forest entomology and pathology and provides diagnostic and advisory services on forest pests and diseases. As a core infrastructure, the unit operates the plant protection laboratory of WSL, which harbours state-of-the-art biosafety class 2 and 3 laboratories including a corresponding green house. As a researcher with an international reputation, you will manage the research unit in cooperation with the group leaders. You will run your own research projects, but also support and coordinate research activities within the unit. You are expected to successfully apply for third party funding and promote research cooperation within WSL and at national and international levels. You are motivated not only to foster research in the unique plant protection and biosafety laboratory of WSL, but to also support ecological studies on biotic interactions in forest ecosystems. Likewise, you promote the important consulting and outreach activities of this unit. You are at an advanced stage of your scientific career with several years of independent research in entomology or plant pathology, preferentially in the field of forest health or biological invasions.
Organization: Research Unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Duty station: not indicated; WSL is located in Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
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