The Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach, Switzerland is a non-profit foundation supported by the public and it focuses on a wide range of research topics on wild birds within and beyond Switzerland. We aim at acquiring the scientific basis for the understanding of biological systems and for the conservation of birds and their habitats.
The unit "Ecological Statistics" supports the staff of the Swiss Ornithological Institute in study planning, statistical analysis of data, interpretation of statistical results and in the preparation of publications. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Biostatistician in the unit "Ecological Statistics" (50-100 %) from 1 May 2023 or by agreement.
In the announced job, you conduct biostatistical analyses in ongoing projects at the institute. You consult and accompany our staff regarding study design, data analyses and publication. You establish routines to analyse bird ringing data to measure demographic parameters. You also help in the continuing statistical training of the staff at the institute.
You are an analytical person with a degree in biology or a related field with additional training in applied statistics. You have extensive knowledge of the analyses of ecological data using R (all types of linear models), and of capture-recapture data using Bugs/jags, and you have experience in publishing scientific articles in international journals. You are motivated to support others with their analysis and publication of data. You are fluent in English; knowledge of the German or French language is an asset but not a prerequisite.
This is a permanent position where you get involved in diverse projects of basic and applied research. You interact with a variety of people while you also have flexibility to plan your work. Salary is according to the regulation of the Swiss Ornithological Institute and incudes social benefits. Working place is Sempach, Switzerland.
The Swiss Ornithological Institute is committed to promoting diversity and looks forward to receiving applications from as many qualified individuals as possible. For more details on the position, please contact Pius Korner, head of statistics unit, or Fränzi Korner.
We look forward to receiving your online application by 25 January 2023. Please upload your application documents (cover letter with statement of motivation, CV, copies of diplomas) in a single PDF file. Job interviews for invited applicants are planned for 27 and 28 February 2023.
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