Bedrock Geologist to The Geological Survey of Sweden

We are recruiting a project employee for a Horizon Europe-funded research project on mineral system modelling and prospectivity mapping of rare earths-cobalt-bearing IOCG system, and Lithium-tin-tantalum-tungsten mineral potential in granite/pegmatite-related systems in Västernorrland, Norrbotten and Bergslagen county.

The Geological Survey of Sweden – SGU – is the authority for issues relating to bedrock, soil, and groundwater in Sweden. The Economic Geology division is part of the Department of Mineral Resources at SGU and conducts bedrock mapping mainly in areas with mineral potential, updates and maintains databases of mineral resources, lithogeochemistry, soil- and till geochemistry.

Project description

The employee will be part of a larger Horizon Europe project and focus on prospectivity mapping on the rare earths-cobalt-bearing IOCG and lithium-tin-tantalum-tungsten based on exploration and mineral systems. This work is essentially dedicated to the operational testing and application of the mineral systems models integrated within the exploration information system tools which will be developed by other work packages. The main work will be focused on testing the EIS tools and producing mineral prospectivity maps with the EIS tools using multi-source data including geological, geophysical, and geochemical data for the test sites.The area of the test sites ranges from prospect to regional scale, and the results from the case studies will afterward be synthesized to better assess the European potential for the critical raw materials in scope (Li, W, Ta, Co, REE, etc.).


We are looking for someone with:

  • an MSc, Ph.D., or an equivalent degree in Geosciences
  • a good track record in geostatistics and you are an expert in spatial data modelling
  • experience, with a good track record, in 2D-3D geological modelling,
  • experience, with a good track record, in data mining and mineral prospectivity mapping,
  • understanding of ore geology and mineral system
  • fluent English, both written and spoken

Personal qualifications

You are responsible, driven and have a sense of structure, and are interested in learning new things. You enjoy working both independently and in groups and find it easy to collaborate and communicate with others, for example colleagues and external partners. Willingness to learn Swedish is desired.


This is a full-time project position from 26 September 2022 to 30 March 2024. You’re going to be located at our Uppsala office, in the Economic Geology division. We offer a modern, well-equipped working environment with competent, internationally oriented, and highly trained personnel and excellent computational/laboratory/analytical facilities.

The benefits of the job include a working week of 40 hours 15 min with daily flexibility, generous annual holidays, and a healthcare and pension plan.


Welcome with your application no later than 21st of June 2022. It must be possible to prove your qualifications by presenting original documents or a certified curriculum vitae. Interviews may take place on an ongoing basis during the application period. We apply an inclusive approach and strive for diversity from all aspects.

If you want to know more, contact unit manager Ildiko Antal Lundin, telephone: 018-17 91 33 or our union representatives: Peter Åkerhammar, chairman of Saco-S, telephone: 018-17 92 96 and Annika Törnkvist, chairman of ST-geologiska, telephone: 018 -17 92 29.

SGU uses a web-based recruitment system that you apply through our website. The recruitment is carried out by SGU under its auspices, and we thereby avoid telephone calls from recruitment companies and advertising sales.

Reference number/Diarienummer: 411-1169/2022

As a state agency, SGU follows the principle of public access to information. This means that we are obliged to hand over your application documents if someone requests them.

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posted: 07 June 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.