| 01 Aprile 2019

PhD Position in Spatial Planning for Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Si segnala la possibilità della seguente posizione di dottorato:

PhD position in Spatial Planning for Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Job Title: Intermediary staff

Requisition ID 14487 – Posted 03/19/2019 – Assistant – Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment – Part time – (Research)


The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.


To complete the team, the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamic of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment invites applications for a PhD position in Spatial planning for biodiversity conservation.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.08.2019

Contract length : 1 year (minimum), renewable 2 x 2 years, duration of 5 years maximum

Activity rate : 80%

Workplace : Lausanne, Dorigny Campus, Géopolis building

Your responsibilities

At least 50% of the time will be devoted to conduct a research project in spatial conservation planning for biodiversity conservation in the ECOSPAT group at UNIL (www.unil.ch/ecospat) in the Vaud Alps area (http://rechalp.unil.ch) in the perspective of obtaining a PhD.

The max 50% remaining will be devoted in priority to the coordination of UNIL’s Environmental Commission and the organisation of its “Interfaculty Seminars in Environment” (www.uni.ch/gse/fr/home/menuinst/formations/seminaire-interfacultaire.html), and supervision of practicals in some specialized Master courses in spatial analyses, GIS and modelling.

Your qualifications

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

  • Graduated in biogeography/ecology/conservation or equivalent title ;
  • Good aptitudes in numerical analyses, GIS, statistics, programming ;
  • Good basic knowledge in biogeography, ecology, biodiversity conservation, spatial analyses, statistics and field design and sampling ;
  • Willingness to conduct advanced research in the fields of spatial ecology, spatial conservation planning, using numerical simulations, and interact with stakeholders involved in conservation ;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in French ; Good oral and written skills in scientific English.

What the position offers you

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

Contact for further information

Professor Antoine Guisan, antoine.guisan@unil.ch

Your application


Please, send your full application with : motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, copies of univerfity degrees, coordinates of three persons who can provide references, an electronic version of a research output (MSc diploma thesis, scientific publication) in Word or PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

Informazioni al link

Associazione Teriologica Italiana Onlus
Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin"
Università di Roma "La Sapienza" - Viale dell'Università, 32
I-00185 Roma (RM)