Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Mineralogy

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), established in 1885, is a leading European competence center in the assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serve the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. We generate innovative solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth. GTK is expert organisation under Finland's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, employing approximately 420 full-time staff who are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc researcher to join Geomaterials & Applied Mineralogy research team. You will help to develop 3D printing techniques using mineral-based materials, in the area of innovative, high-value, novel applications. You will be partly assigned to GTK`s on-going science and innovation projects, but you will also be expected to participate in future project development. During your postdoc period you are expected to apply for national and international funding schemes.

A PhD degree in Geology, Materials Science, or Materials Engineering is required as well as excellent communication skills in English (oral and written). Experience with the characterization of Geomaterials (both natural and man-made), including imaging of objects and specimens by X-CT, as well as 3D printing in a variety of materials, is all considered an advantage.

We offer a modern, well-equipped working environment with teams comprising competent, internationally engaged, and highly trained staff.

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The position will be filled initially for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years with a possibility of permanent employment at the GTK. The preferred starting date is 1.1.2020 and you will be located in Espoo, Finland. The starting salary will be 3818 € per month.

For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Alan Butcher ( Please, use the application template below and combine it with your CV as one PDF file. Send the document to the Geological Survey of Finland by e-mail (, by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 30.8.2019. Title your e-mail with "Postdoc Applied Mineralogy".

published: 27 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.