The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Senior Scientist in Applied Geophysics

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serves the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with our clients and partners, we create solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, while promote sustainable growth.

GTK is an expert organisation under Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy. We are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level. GTK has a group of around 30 geophysicists with a broad experience and know-how in all major geophysical applications. Furthermore, we have extensive and globally top-ranked data infrastructure including magnetic, EM, gravity, radiometric, reflection seismic and petrophysical data, in addition to various geological and geochemical data

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We are seeking a Senior Scientist to develop our know-how and R&I activities related to applied geophysics, with the aim of creating new innovations and customer-oriented applications for mineral exploration, mining, civil engineering, various cleantech solutions, and geological modelling, in general. Further main tasks for the successful applicant will be to initiate, prepare and lead national and international R&I projects funded through competitive financing, and to implement competence development in geophysics at GTK.

The competence and abilities we seek are:

A Senior Scientist is expected to have a PhD in geophysics and he/she should have a good research record and experience in R&I activities related to applied geophysics. Alternatively the position may be filled with a person having the degree of Lic. or M.Sc and having a long international research record and proven experience on demanding project work. We would, particularly, appreciate physics-oriented expertise in electromagnetic and/or potential field methods applied to various fields in economic geology and geological modelling. Deep knowledge and practical experience in electric methods and environmental studies will be a benefit. A good understanding and experience in using various geophysical techniques, instruments and interpretation tools is necessary for the job. The capability of coding or developing methodology is an advantage.

The appointment is located at one of our offices in Espoo (Helsinki capital region), Kuopio or Rovaniemi. We offer a modern, well-equipped working environment with competent, internationally oriented and highly trained personnel.

The benefits of the job include a working week of 36,45 hours with daily flexibility, generous annual holidays and a healthcare and pension plan. Beginning salary will be between 3 810-4 590 euros/month depending on experience and qualifications.

We may conduct a personal background check of the person selected to the office or the job, if the person allows it (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information about the security clearance process and the rights of the subject of the background check, visit

Applications - Closing date 17 August 2018

For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Pekka Nurmi (Director, Science and Innovations), e-mail (tel. +358 40 5045236), or Mr. Heikki Forss (Head of Unit, Applied Geophysics), e-mail (tel. +358 40 7431021).

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 17 August 2018 to the Geological Survey of Finland by e-mail:; or by mail: P.O. Box 96, 02151 Espoo, Finland. Please mark your e-mail or mail with "Senior Scientist in Applied Geophysics".

published: 20 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.