Senior Scientist for Metamorphic Geology

At GTK, we aim to work for the Earth and for Us. We conduct objective research to find solutions to challenges posed by climate change, the energy transition, and the circular economy. Our 400 experts are specialists in the mineral economy, green energy, water management, the environment, and digital solutions. Together with our Finnish and global partners we are building a more sustainable future. GTK is a research organization governed by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Senior Scientist for Metamorphic Geology

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a senior scientist for the Mineral Economy Solutions unit in Espoo, Kuopio or Rovaniemi-office. You will focus on metamorphic geology research in domestic and international projects with emphasis on Precambrian Geology and metallogeny. Your assignment will include research work, field work, funding application preparation, project management and working with customers in consulting assignments. You will be a part of an international research team and you are ready to travel in our international activities.

What we expect

  • A PhD degree in the field of geosciences
  • Strong field and theoretical backgrounds in metamorphic geology
  • Sound knowledge of the problems of Precambrian geology
  • A proven scientific publication track record
  • Fluent spoken and written English skills, and readiness to travel in our international projects
  • Good co-operation, interaction, and communication skills
  • Well-established international networks

What we appreciate

  • Experience in structural geology, applied ore geology and metallogenic processes
  • Experience in mineralogy, petrology and geochronology using different analytical methods
  • Experience in GIS, 2D and 3D numerical modelling, and geochemical and statistical software
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in funding applications and knowledge of different research funding instruments

What we offer

GTK is an international and diverse work community where everyone's input is valued. Our employees can influence their own work, and we offer the possibility 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 - 4 730 per month.

Security clearance

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Other details

The position is permanent. The starting date is 1.5.2021 or by agreement.

For further information, please contact senior researcher via email or via phone on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday +358 405 697 680.

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV in English through the service latest on 3.3.2021 at 16:15 (EET), using service key 32-202-2021.

Please note that names of the applicants and the applications with attachments are public.

published: 09 February 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.