Senior Scientist for the Geophysical Solutions Unit

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.

GTK is looking for a senior scientist for the Geophysical Solutions unit in Espoo

Your main task is to lead and develop the geophysical laboratory in GTK. Tasks include day-to-day management of the laboratory operations and taking part in research and customer projects. You will have an active role in the scientific community and responsibility for producing high quality data for GTK´s research, customers and clients.

The main methods used in the geophysical laboratory comprise of basic petrophysical measurements (density, magnetic susceptibility and remanent magnetization). In addition, the laboratory provides special measurements of electrical resistivity, paleo- and rock magnetism, porosity, seismic P-wave velocity, geothermal properties and gamma-ray radiation.

What we expect

  • A PhD degree in the field of geosciences
  • Strong research background (post-doc or equivalent) and proven scientific publication track record in the field of petrophysics
  • Good practical knowledge of different petrophysical methods and practical experience in operating different geophysical laboratory instruments
  • Fluent spoken and written English skills, and readiness to travel in our international projects
  • Good co-operation, interaction, and communication skills
  • Well-established national and international networks

What we appreciate

  • Experience in research project development and funding applications
  • Experience in project management
  • Finnish language skills are considered as an advantage.

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 3 930-4 730 per month.

Security clearance

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Other details

The position is permanent. The starting date is 01.08.2021 or by agreement.

For further information, please contact your future supervisor Fredrik Karell +358 50 348 7766 on weekdays at 10-12 (EET).

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV through the service latest on 23.04.2021 at 16:15 (EET), using service key 32-488-2021.

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

published: 08 April 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.