1 Year Substitute Research Position


The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), based in Trondheim, is the central national institute for knowledge of bedrock, mineral resources, surface deposits and groundwater of mainland Norway and of the near-surface geology of the Norwegian continental shelf. The survey's tasks include geological, geophysical and geochemical mapping, development and maintenance of databases, research, information activities and advice to governmental bodies and industry. The NGU staff of 206 includes representatives of 29 nationalities and 65 % of the staff are scientists.

For general information about NGU's organisation and mandate, see www.ngu.no

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) invites applicants for a one-year substitute researcher position in the Geohazards and Earth Observation team, starting from April 1st, 2017. The position is part of a project to develop a national InSAR deformation mapping system based upon Sentinel-1 data. The researcher will contribute to InSAR data processing and post-processing and evaluation of products. Some fieldwork involving GNSS and corner reflector campaigns is expected.

The successful candidate should have a background in Earth Sciences, Physics or Geodesy, with a solid understanding of InSAR systems. Applicants must have completed their M. Sc. education at the time the position starts. The applicant should demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as within a multidisciplinary team.

The Geohazards and Earth Observation team at NGU is a dynamic team including 13 scientists from Norway and 7 other countries. The team interacts with most of the other teams within NGU and the Norwegian Water and Energy directorate (NVE). Good communication skills in Norwegian and English will be necessary.

NGU wishes to have a gender-balanced workforce, and therefore encourages women to apply for the position. We can offer a favourable working environment, unique scientific challenges, and good possibilities for international collaborations. NGU sees diversity as a strength for the business performance, and encourages qualified candidates to apply, regardless of age, gender, disability, national or ethnic background. NGU is an Inclusive Workplace enterprise, and we will facilitate for applicants with disabilities.

Remuneration of the position will be according to the Government's main agreement on wages, as Scientist with MSc degree (code 1108), from NOK 412 600 per year.

For further information please contact the Geohazards and Earth Observation team leader Reidulv Hermanns Reginald.Hermanns@ngu.no (+4799091720), or division leader Řystein Nordgulen, +47 73904245, oystein.nordgulen@ngu.no.

Please send your application with a CV, transcripts, and the name and email address of two referees, by 2nd March 2017 by using the "apply now" button.

Note that the lists of applicants are publicly available information. Only in special cases will this information be held back.

posted: 09 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.