Researcher / Senior scientist (spectral geology)

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26.07.2024 16.15 (EET)
Espoo, Kokkola, Kuopio, Rovaniemi
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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 sustainable and carbon-neutral future. GTK is a research organization governed by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Researcher / Senior scientist (spectral geology)

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a researcher / senior scientist (spectral geology) for the Information Solutions unit. Your office is in Espoo, Kuopio, Rovaniemi or Kokkola and you can also work remotely flexibly within Finland.

You will be responsible for developing methods for interpreting mineralogical properties of hyperspectral drill core scanning and remote sensing data.  You work as an expert and trainer in spectral geology and/or project manager in significant national and international networks and projects. The task includes participating in the preparation of funding applications or, depending on your skills and experience, coordinating the submission of funding applications.

You will be working in the information solutions unit of approximately 56 professionals, who work with geodata management, application development and mineral prospectivity mapping related issues. The Geoinformatics group, in which you will be placed, consists of about 7 members.

Education, experience and skills expected of an applicant

  • A PhD degree in an applicable discipline in natural or technical sciences
  • Experience in mineralogy, hyperspectral data processing, mineral spectroscopy, and mineral exploration
  • Competence in geosciences (geology, geophysics, or geochemistry)
  • Competence in geographical information system (GIS), remote sensing and spatial data analysis
  • Excellent English language proficiency, both oral and written

Education, experience, and skills that are appreciated

  • Programming skills (Python, R)
  • Willingness to do field work and travel, especially during the field season
  • Interest in learning Finnish language

Personal qualities desired from the applicant

You are an adaptable team player, self-initiated and independent in your work. We also hope that you are innovative and development oriented.

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 work remotely in Finland. At GTK we are committed 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. We offer relocation services (e.g. 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 4 311 – 5 226 per month. The salary is determined by the competence of the person selected for the position.

Other details

The position is permanent. The starting date is 1.11.2024 or by agreement. The position includes a probationary period. The title of Senior scientist can be used if the selected candidate has a PhD degree.

For further information, please contact the Associate Research Professor Maarit Middleton or your future supervisor Hilkka Kallio,, tel. +358295032241 reachable on 27th of June at 10:00 – 12:00 EEST.

We consciously advance the diversity and equality of our staff, so we encourage many kinds of people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions. Our internationalizing work community is one example of our diversity. 91% of us are Finnish and 9% are non-Finnish.

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV in English through the latest on 26.7.2024 at 16:15 EEST, using service key 5988.

The interviews are scheduled to take place at the end of the August.

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

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