[CRYOLIST] available PhD Position in photogrammetric snow depth mapping

jasmine.zimmermann at slf.ch jasmine.zimmermann at slf.ch
Wed May 17 01:40:15 PDT 2017

S WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
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 
landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards. 
WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos. 

The Research Unit Snow Avalanches and Prevention is investigating the 
formation and dynamics of snow avalanches and is developing methods and 
early warning systems for the prevention of alpine natural hazards. The 
research group Avalanche Dynamics and Risk Management is offering a 

PhD Position in photogrammetric snow depth mapping

You will acquire and process photogrammetric measurements with drones, 
airplanes, satellites and ground based cameras to investigate the ability 
of these platforms to map snow depth in alpine terrain. You will apply 
existing point matching algorithms and develop innovative approaches to 
improve these algorithms on snow-covered surfaces. Furthermore you will 
acquire reference measurements in the field. You will publish your results 
in acknowledged scientific journals and present them at international 

You hold a master degree in Photogrammetry, Surveying or Remote Sensing 
and have experience in the topic of snow and alpine terrain. You are 
fluent in spoken and written English and preferentially are skilled in 
writing and publishing scientific results. The ability to move safely in 
rough mountain terrain in summer and winter is essential and you like to 
do fieldwork under harsh conditions.

Please send your full application to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources 
WSL/SLF. Yves Bühler, phone +41 (0)81 417 01 63, or Michael Bründl, phone 
+41 (0)81 417 01 72, 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.

Please apply here:

Online job advertisement:

WSL/SLF job opportunities:


Human Resources
Jasmine Zimmermann
WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF 
Flüelastrasse 11, CH-7260 Davos Dorf 

e-Mail: jasmine.zimmermann at slf.ch 
Tel.: +41-81-417 02 24
Fax: +41-81-417 01 10 

Internet: http://www.wsl.ch   http://www.slf.ch 
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