Postdoctoral researcher: Hydrogeochemistry

Country: Finland;

City: Espoo

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Resumes due: 12.11.2018


The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence center in assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serves the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with our clients and partners, we create innovative solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth. GTK is an expert organisation under Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. We employ approximately 420 full-time staff who are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level (See:

For the postdoctoral position in the field of Hydrogeochemistry we look for a person with strong experimental background in any field of applied hydrogeochemistry from shallow to deep aquifers, from freshwater resources to industrial, recycled and/or radionuclide-impacted waters. Applicants for this position should have competences in at least three of the following fields of research:

  • field and laboratory studies of geochemical processes
  • experimental works in microbiology or other biological aspects related to fresh and polluted water resources
  • numerical hydro/geochemical modeling, in particular multicomponent reactive transport
  • spatial data analysis, including (geo)statistical methods

The Candidate shall be flexible and versatile, as the postdoc will be included in selected research and development projects of GTK (including water supply, managed aquifer recharge, acid mine drainage, nuclear waste management and/or geothermal use of the aquifers.). She/he will be capable not only with academic research skills but also in implementing research-based knowledge to support society.

The candidate must be in possession of a PhD in Geochemistry or similar discipline. Implication in previous projects supported by international funding (e.g. EU H2020, NSERC, NERC) will be appreciated. The postdoc will be placed at our Espoo office.

Further information: Research Prof. Daniele Pedretti, e-mail or Head of Unit Jussi Ahonen,


Please, use the application template below and combine it with your CV as one PDF file. Send the document to the Geological Survey of Finland by e-mail (, by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 12 November 2018. Title your e-mail with “Postdoc”.

GTK postdoc application template

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