Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL; The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.

The Research Unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions investigates the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on forest health and develops the scientific foundations for the protection of forests and their biodiversity. In the Forest Entomology Group, we offer from May to October 2023(or upon agreement) an Internship insect-fungus interactions on ash 80-100% (f/m/d)

As part of a project on invasive ash pests, the interaction between two alien organisms (ash dieback pathogen and emerald ash borer) is investigated using behavioral and feeding studies. You will support various experiments in the greenhouse, help collect phytochemical samples and be involved in maintaining a beetle colony.

Through this internship you will gain knowledge in the laboratory and will be introduced to the work in biosafety levels 2 & 3. You will also gain insight into successfully conducting behavioral experiments with insects, measuring ash volatiles, and insect rearing.

You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, environmental science, or a related field. You have a flair for insects and plants and preferably have experience working in the lab and greenhouse. You are used to work in a team and speak German or English.

Please send your complete application to Michèle Bucher, Human Resources WSL, by uploading the requested documents through APPLY NOW below.

Applications via email will not be considered. Michael Eisenring:,  phone 044 739 23 10 and/or Anouchka Perret-Gentil:,  phone 044 739 23 35 are 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.


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