Senior Scientist for Minerals Sector Foresight

Geological Survey of Finland is an internationally oriented geoscience research agency operating under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. We are a leading European competence center on the assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. For our customers and partners we provide geological expertise to create solutions for more sustainable growth. We offer diverse expert and research services, continuously developing digital services and a broad range of laboratory services. We employ over 400 professionals.

Senior Scientist for Minerals Sector Foresight

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a Senior Scientist to join our Mineral Economy Solutions unit. You will be based in GTK's office either in Espoo, Rovaniemi or Kuopio. Your tasks include planning, implementing and leading R&D and customer projects together with GTK's and external experts, working with interest groups and customers and participating in research activities. You will have a key role in developing research activities in the field of mineral sector foresight. You are ready to participate and travel in our international activities and feel comfortable in communicating in different media platforms.

What we expect

  • You have a PhD degree from a field suitable for the position, e.g., in the field of geosciences
  • You have systemic understanding of the sustainable development aspects related to minerals sector
  • You have experience in foresight studies and related research methods like scenario analysis
  • You are familiar with minerals markets and business in minerals sector
  • You have well-founded experience in project work, especially in planning and leading R&D projects
  • You have fluent spoken and written English skills, and you are ready to travel in our international projects
  • You have good co-operation, interaction and communication skills

We appreciate

  • Previous experience in multidisciplinary research and good track record in research
  • Well-established networks especially in Europe
  • Experience in regulation and policy in minerals sector
  • Experience in minerals sector reporting systems, certificates and standards
  • Experience in corporate social responsibility actions in mining business
  • Experience in material flow analysis or life cycle assessment

What we offer

GTK is an international and diverse work community where everyone's input is valued. Our employees have the opportunity to influence their own work, and we offer the ability to work remotely. At GTK we are determined to renew our operations and expertise. We take care of our employees' wellbeing with our extensive occupational healthcare and wide range of activities that support wellbeing at work. Find out more about us:

Information about pay

The total salary at the beginning of employment will be approximately EUR 3900 - 4700 per month.

Security clearance

We may conduct a personal background check on the person selected for the job with the person's consent (security clearance act 726/2014). For more information about the security clearance process and the rights of subjects of background checks, please visit

Other details

The position is permanent. The starting date is 01.02.2021 or by agreement.

For further information, please contact your future supervisor Mari Kivinen by email or by phone tel. +358 29 503 2414 daily 10.00-11.00 (EET).

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV through the service latest on 23.11.2020 at 16:15 (EET), using service key 32-892-2020.

published: 03 November 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.