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Research Scientist for materials traceability

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 23.9.2020

Research Scientist for materials traceability

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is looking for a Research Scientist for the Research Laboratory of the Circular Economy Solutions Unit in Espoo. You will work in the field of battery raw materials traceability thorough the value chain. The position is a fixed term.

The researcher will focus on geological, mineralogical and geochemical fingerprints of battery ore and minerals, and their conservation from exploration, to mining, processing, metal production and recycling as part of the BATTRACE project. The work will be carried out in the GTK Research Laboratory in Espoo, taking advantage of its modern and versatile analytical facilities. Finland, with its available mineral resources, industry and technical expertise, has the ideal ecosystem to tackle the challenge of improving the rechargeable battery raw material supply chain and secure sustainable sources for Europe. 

What we expect 

  • A PhD in Geology, Geochemistry, or Minerals Engineering 
  • Experience in laboratory work in one or more of the following techniques: XRD, automated mineralogy, EPMA and LA(-MC)-ICP-MS 
  • Readiness of generating a database of existing and historical data, and therefore skills in multivariate and statistical data analysis
  • Fluent spoken and written English skills 
  • Co-operation skills and good interaction skills

We appreciate 

  •  A background in applied research and close cooperation with industry 
  • A record of scientific publications and attendance to international conferences 
  • Knowledge on the domestic and international battery raw materials flows and trade 

What we offer 
GTK is an international and diverse work community where everyone’s input is valued. Our employees have the opportunity to influence their own work. At GTK we are determined to renew our operations and expertise. We take care of our employees’ wellbeing with our extensive occupational healthcare and wide range of activities that support wellbeing at work. Find out more about us: www.gtk.fi/en/careers-at-gtk/ 

Information about pay
The total salary at the beginning of employment will be approximately EUR 3900 per month.

Security clearance
We may conduct a personal background check on the person selected for the job with the person’s consent (security clearance act 726/2014). For more information about the security clearance process and the rights of subjects of background checks, please visit www.supo.fi/en 

Other details
The starting date is 01.01.2021 or by agreement. The term is for 2 years.

For further information, please contact Research Professor Alan R Butcher (tel. +358 29 503 2240, e-mail alan.butcher@gtk.fi) or laboratory manager Dr Marja Lehtonen (tel. +358 29 503 2183, e-mail marja.lehtonen@gtk.fi).

Please send your application with your motivation letter and CV through the Valtiolle.fi service before the deadline, which is 16:15 (EET) on 19.10.2020, using service key 32-733-2020.