The Research Unit ‘Snow Avalanches and Prevention’ investigates the formation and dynamics of avalanches, develops warning systems for Alpine natural hazards, and issues the Swiss avalanche bulletin. Its research group ‘RAMMS’ develops simulation software to model gravity driven natural hazards, most importantly snow avalanches, debris flows and rockfalls. As part of our on-going research activities in the field of rockfall dynamics and mitigation, we are seeking an
You develop numerical models to simulate rockfall hazard, including rockfall interaction with flexible barriers, dams and forests. You will be part of a small multidisciplinary team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians and software developers working in Davos. A desire to work and live in a mountain environment is essential.
You hold a PhD in the field of computational mechanics of solids. The ideal candidate would have detailed knowledge of finite-element type methods and additionally an understanding of contact/impact physics and rigid-body dynamics. To validate the numerical models it is expected that you participate in field experiments and understand statistical methods of data analysis. You have a good command of C++ and an understanding of parallel programming methods. You have good command of written and spoken English and can speak at least one national language.
Please send your complete application to Clemens Güdel, Human Resources SLF. Perry Bartelt, phone +41 (0)81 417 0251, 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.
|Titel||Engineer/Physicist in Rockfall dynamics and mitigation|
|Employer||Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL|
|Job location||Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf|
|Publicerad||september 24, 2020|
|Befattningar||Forskare,   Forskningsingenjör  |
|Ämnen||Geofysik,   Geologi,   Geostatistik,   Datafysik  |