Postdoctoral researcher: Artificial Intelligence in Geodata Interpretation

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:

The postdoc position in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Geodata Interpretation will focus on developing and applying machine learning, spatial data mining and statistical methods to geological research and data in mineral potential mapping for various commodities, and possibly on selected other geological case studies.

The applicant must have a PhD degree in an applicable discipline in natural or technical sciences. We expect you to have the appropriate education and especially gained experience in spatial data-analysis, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, statistics and mathematics. Skills in Python coding, R –language and Matlab are considered as beneficial. In addition, competence in geographical information systems (GIS), spatial data analysis or geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry) are highly desired advantages for the candidate. The postdoc can be placed in our Espoo, Rovaniemi or Kuopio office.

Further information: Research Prof. Vesa Nykänen (, tel. +358 29 503 4306) or Head of Unit, Digital Products and Services, Niina Ahtonen (, tel. +358 29 503 3638).


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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