Research Professor (Ore Geology)

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a Research Professor in Ore Geology with focus on the mineral systems and ore forming processes, regional scale metallogeny and applied ore geology and mineralogy. You will develop state-of-the-art research and innovations as well as customer-oriented applications in the field of ore geology and mineral intelligence. Furthermore, your responsibility is to promote and participate to the thematic development of our world class mineral and ore deposit knowledge. You are expected to successfully bid for competitive research funding sources and to initiate, prepare and lead national and international science and innovation (S&I) projects in the field, thus implementing strategic competence development.

You will work in the Mineral Economy Solutions unit and collaborate with GTK's researchers and partners. Your office will be in Espoo, Rovaniemi, Kuopio, Kokkola or in Outokumpu and you can also work remotely flexibly in Finland.

Our modern, well-equipped working environment includes excellent research infrastructures

What we expect

Eligibility requirements for the position are a doctoral degree in geology and an extensive knowledge in this field. You are a recognized international expert in Ore Geology and you have an excellent experience in the research of regional scale mineral systems and ore-forming processes relevant to Paleoproterozoic and Archean areas. We also expect excellent scientific track record related to ore deposit geology and mineralogy by applying cutting edge research methods. You can identify and solve new geoscientific research questions relevant to society. You have experience in scientific leadership and great track record of receiving competitive external funding.

You must be highly motivated, have well-established networks with international research groups and you are an inspiring mentor. Excellent communication skills in English as well as excellent interpersonal skills are expected.

We appreciate

Experience in mineral economics as well as in novel methods of numerical modelling are appreciated in the position.

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 wide range of activities that support wellbeing at work. In addition, we offer central government holiday benefits and a modern and multi-location work, such as flexible working hours and remote work opportunities. We offer relocation services (eg. help with permits and settling in) for employees moving to Finland from abroad. Find out more about us:

Information about pay

The total salary at the beginning of employment will be EUR 6080-6480 per month. The salary is determined by the competence of the person selected for the position.

Security clearance

We may conduct a personal background check of the person selected to the position if the person allows it (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information about the security clearance process and the rights of the subject of the background check, visit

Other details

The successful applicant will be selected to a permanent Senior Scientist position and appointed to be a Professor for a period of five years with the possibility of continuation to a second 5-year term or permanent professorship. The preferred starting date is 1.10.2022 or by agreement.

For more information about the position, please contact Science and Innovations Director, Dr Saku Vuori, tel. +358 400 249085 reachable on 11th of March 2022 13:00-15:00 (EET) or Head of unit, Dr. Asko Käpyaho, tel. +358 29 503 2327 reachable on 10th of March 2022 14:00 -15:30 (EET).

Please send your application with your motivation letter, CV and the list of publications in English through the latest on 28.3.2022 at 16:15 (EET), using service key 32-354-2022.

The interviews are scheduled to take place in April.

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

published: 23 February 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.