(geophysical inversion and electromagnetic geophysics)

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.

Researcher (geophysical inversion and electromagnetic geophysics)

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a researcher for the research project D-Rex funded by ERAMIN2.

You will be based in Espoo, Kuopio or Rovaniemi in Finland and be a part of the bedrock and mineral mapping team within GTK's Geophysical Solutions unit. You will be working in tight collaboration with all members of the D-Rex project team consisting of international universities, research institutes and industry.

Your research will focus on magnetotelluric and other electromagnetic data inversion and integration or joint inversion with other data sets, such as drill hole data and potential field data. This involves both the development of suitable methodologies as well as their application. You will participate in organising and performing the data collection in the field, participate in project management tasks and organise the management of diverse data sets. You will also communicate the project's research results in articles and conferences.

What we expect

  • You have excellent academic credentials
  • You have a PhD in Geophysics, Physics, Mathematics or a related field
  • You have deep understanding of geophysical inverse theory and relevant scientific programming skills
  • You are ready, able and willing to travel and to do field work
  • You have excellent English communication and writing skills

You have a structured and organised working style with good prioritisation skills. You take initiative and work independently. You enjoy learning new things.

We appreciate

  • wide experience and understanding of electromagnetic and/or magnetotelluric methods
  • project organisation skills

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 3 930 - 4 188 per month depending on your qualifications.

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 fixed term. The starting date is 1.3.2021 or by agreement. The term is for three years.

For further information, please contact Associate Research Professor Jochen Kamm (tel. +358 50 348 8110) or team manager Ilkka Lahti (tel. +358 50 360 2231) during Finnish office hours (9-15 EET).

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV through the service latest on 31.1.2021 at 16:15 (EET), using service key 32-1137-2020.

published: 23 December 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.