Researcher/Engineer in the Section for Marine Geology

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) has a vacancy for a permanent position as researcher/engineer in the Section for Marine Geology. The position is located in Trondheim.
The successful candidate will contribute to seabed mapping and related studies across a wide range of projects. You will be involved in the entire workflow from data collection, data processing/management, analysis and interpretation through the development of final products and reporting. We are particularly interested in those who want to work with applied geology, e.g. related to geological diversity/habitats, and management-related issues. We want a versatile and flexible employee, who can contribute across the marine geology section and collaborate effectively with other NGU sections and multidisciplinary project partners.
The Section for Marine Geology is a mix of scientists and engineers who work with seabed data (multibeam, seismic, video, bottom samples, etc.) to produce geological maps and related information for a wide range of end-users. We acquire data on various scientific cruises, including from our new research vessel FF Geologen. Our major projects include the Mareano multidisciplinary seabed mapping programme and marine base maps in the coastal zone. We cooperate closely with public management institutions, research institutions and private industry, and are also involved in EU and other international projects. All our maps and data are made available digitally online – openly and free of charge.


  • Data collection, data management, data processing and analysis
  • Participate in offshore fieldwork up to 1-2 months per year
  • Participate in the interpretation of collected data and production of map products
  • Presentation and publication of results

Required qualifications

You must:

  • Have a master's degree or equivalent documented experience in geosciences and/or seabed mapping
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team towards common goals in a timely and well-organised manner
  • Be able to gain security clearance to work with confidential data and be able to obtain an approved medical certificate from a seafarer's doctor to participate in offshore fieldwork
  • Have good oral and written communication skills, and good proficiency in English

It is an advantage if you also have:

  • Good GIS skills, including experience with automation of workflows, for example ArcGIS models, Python, R
  • Experience with acquisition, processing, and interpretation of multibeam/seismic data using industry standard software
  • Experience with machine learning for seabed mapping applications

We offer

  • An exciting position with an important societal mission
  • A good and inclusive working environment
  • A professional scientific working environment with high competence and good opportunities for career development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Corporate sports club and training during working hours
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

This position is paid as researcher job code 1108, 1109 or 1183 or as an engineer job code 1085,1087 or 1081, depending on qualifications and in accordance with the main collective agreements in the state. A 2% contribution is deducted from the gross salary to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Further information

NGU believes that inclusion and diversity are strengths. We want employees with different competencies, subject combinations, life experience and perspectives to contribute to even better task solving.

For questions about the position and the application process, you can contact Reidulv Bøe, Head of Section for Marine Geology, by phone; +47 990 91 737 or by e-mail;

Everyone applying for the position must apply digitally through the job portal Webcruiter. You must upload your CV, relevant diplomas and certificates, and provide the names and email addresses of three reference persons by 1 May 2024. Employment to commence as soon as possible.

Please note that the application will only be assessed on the basis of the information available at the end of the application deadline. It is important that you show how your skills meet the criteria described in the advertisement.

The public list of applicants will be prepared after the application deadline. Please note that information about your application may be published even if you have requested an exemption from the public applicant list.

posted: 08 April 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.