Research Position - Natural Construction Materials


A temporary two-year position with the possibility of extension, is vacant in the Natural construction materials team from June 1 2017.

The Natural construction materials team is organized under Division for Geological Resources and Environment. Among the team's main responsibilities are mapping and assessment of construction material resources, knowledge development and management of national databases on sand and gravel, rock aggregate and natural stone. The team counts 8 employees, including 7 scientists.

NGU seeks a candidate with Master's or PhD degree, or equivalent, in quaternary geology and/or resource geology. Experience with geological mapping and field work, assessment of sand and gravel deposits and database tools is preferable. The candidate should also have a good knowledge about Norwegian quaternary geology. Experience in using GIS systems and software is required and knowledge about Norwegian public administration is preferable.

The main tasks for the position will be: geological mapping and assessment of sand, gravel and rock aggregate resources, applied research connected to the material properties of sand, gravel and crushed aggregates, GIS-based analyses and modeling of resources and material flows and 3D modeling of deposits and maintaining national databases on such resources. There will be good possibilities for participation in national and international scientific collaboration acitivities.

The candidate must be able to perform field work under different weather conditions and have a driver's license. The candidate is expected to write reports in Norwegian language and to communicate in Norwegian with stakeholders in the Norwegian society. The candidate must hence demonstrate good knowledge of the Norwegian language, or how this can be achieved within a short period. A good knowledge of English is also required.

NGU encourages a gender-balanced workforce, and therefore encourages women to apply for this position. We can offer a favourable working environment, unique scientific challenges and good possibilities for participation in international forums and in further education programmes.

Remuneration of the position will be according to the Government's main agreement on wages, as follows:

Scientist with PhD degree (code 1109), from NOK 486.100 gross per year.
Scientist with MSc degree (code 1108), from NOK 412.600 gross per year.

For further information, please contact leader of the Natural construction materials team, Kari Aslaksen Aasly; kari.aasly@ngu.no or the Division Director of the Geological resources and Environment Department, Tom Heldal, tom.heldal@ngu.no .

Please send your application with a CV, transcripts, and the names and email address of three professionals for reference, by 26.04.2017, 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: 05 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.