The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Research Scientist / Senior Scientist (Pilot Plant/ Mineral Processing and Materials Research)

Mineral Processing and Materials Research unit of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is one of the leading mineral processing research facilities globally.

We are seeking a highly motivated research/senior scientist to join our Mineral Processing and Materials Research unit. The position will be located in GTK's Outokumpu office (GTK Mintec).

Your task will be to work as a mineral processing specialist and project manager, both in commercial and jointly-funded projects, in collaboration with other experts of the Pilot Plant team. Projects are typically orientated mainly for the mineral processing, environmental and chemicals industry. In addition, you will also take part in developing the digitalization infrastructure of the pilot plant.

The applicant is expected to have a MSc or PhD degree in mineral processing, process technology or other related field. Past experience in the mineral processing field is essential. The task requires a good skills of English, both spoken and written. Ability to communicate in Finnish language is an advantage. To be successful in the position, we require someone with good interpersonal and organizational skills. A diverse knowledge of the mining industry is desirable. Earlier experience in hydrometallurgy is a bonus. We expect a readiness for travel due to GTK's broad participation in international projects.

We offer a high-level infrastructure with skilled, internationally-oriented and highly trained personnel. GTK's Mineral Processing and Materials unit is specialized in working closely with mining companies, equipment suppliers and engineering offices. The Pilot Plant is a unique testing infrastructure in terms of scale and variety of materials. Operations include the whole research chain from crushing to dewatering.

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.

The position is permanent, starting 1st of October 2018 upon applicant's availability. Beginning salary will be between 3 360-4 060 euros/month depending on experience and qualifications.

We may conduct a personal background check of the person selected to the job (by the permission of the applicant, Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more background about the security clearance process and the rights of the subject of the background check, visit

For more information, please contact Mr. Arno Kirpala, Chief of Pilot Plant, Tel. +358 (0)29 503 5860, email: and Mr. Tapio Knuutinen, Senior Scientist, Tel. +358 (0)29 503 5831, email:

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 24 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 'Research Scientist / Senior Scientist (Pilot Plant/ Mineral Processing and Materials Research'

published: 27 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.