Permanent researcher position in the geophysics team

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), based in Trondheim, is the central national institute for knowledge of bedrock, mineral resources, surface deposits, and groundwater of mainland Norway and of the crustal structure 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. NGU’s staff of 206 includes representatives of 29 nationalities. 65% of our staff are scientists. For general information about NGU, please see www.ngu.no

The Geophysics team at NGU invites applicants for permanent researcher position in geophysics. The researcher will contribute to NGU’s programme of mapping the bedrock geology and crustal structure of Norway and the Norwegian continental shelf at different scales. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. education at the time the position starts. Tasks will include fieldwork, data processing and interpretation in a variety of projects, including projects related to the investigation of mineral and raw material resources, and geohazards in Norway. Research tasks and outreach will commonly be linked to our mapping projects. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to existing projects in various parts of Norway in addition to developing new collaborative projects.

The Geophysics team at NGU applies a wide range of airborne and ground-borne geophysical methods at all scales to map geological settings onshore and offshore Norway. We conduct fixed-wing and helicopter surveys where we acquire gravity, magnetic, radiometric and EM data. For more detailed surveys we deploy ground-borne potential field methods and seismics. Our geophysical data are interpreted and modelled in combination with petrophyscial data and geological information to develop subsurface models

The successful candidates should demonstrate relevant experience in acquisition, processing and 2D/3D interpretation of gravity, magnetic, ERT and GPR data. A good understanding of geological concepts and processes is beneficial. Good programming-skills would be an advantage. We emphasize the ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team. NGU encourages applications from female scientists. We can offer a favourable working environment, unique scientific challenges, and good possibilities for international collaboration. 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 follows: Scientist with PhD degree (code 1109) from NOK 514.800 gross per year.

For further information, please contact team leader Marco Brönner (+47 73904775, marco.bronner@ngu.no) or the Director of the Division for Geological Resources and Environment Tom Heldal, (+ 47 73904205, tom.heldal@ngu.no).

Please send your application together with a CV, transcripts, a list of publications, a statement of research interests and the name and email address of three referees, by 31st August 2018 by using the “apply for position” button to the right.

posted: 10 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.