Geological Survey of Norway – Trondheim (Norway)
The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), based in Trondheim, is the central national institute for knowledge of bedrock, mineral resources, superficial deposits and groundwater of mainland Norway and of the near-surface geology of the Norwegian continental shelf. The survey’s tasks include geological, geophysical and geochemical mapping, development and maintenance of databases, research, information activities and advice to governmental bodies and industry. The NGU staff of 225 includes representatives of 28 nationalities and 65 % of the staff are scientists.
For general information about NGU’s organisation and mandate, see www.ngu.no
Researcher Position in Landslide Mapping
The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified and motivated geologist in its Landslide Team. The main task is to strengthen the work carried out on rockslide mapping. The candidate should have a good knowledge of GIS and additional remote sensing skills, preferentially with experience with photogrammetry. Work will focus on systematic mapping of unstable rock slopes using remote sensing techniques and intensive field work but also treatment of monitoring data and database work. Additional skills and experience in one or more of the following fields would be beneficial: modelling of run-out behaviour, remote sensing using ground-based or satellite-based techniques (e.g. dGNSS, LIDAR, RADAR), Quaternary geology, susceptibility mapping, and modelling of slope stability. The candidate should have a driving licence category B by the time of appointment.
Applicants should have a PhD or at least 2-3 years of relevant experience. The applicant should demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as within a multidisciplinary team. The applicant is expected to exchange ideas and results with colleagues, and to have experience with presentations at international conferences and publication of scientific articles. The landslide team at NGU is a dynamic young team including 13 scientists. The landslide team strongly interacts with other teams within NGU and the Norwegian Water and Energy directorate (NVE). Good communication skills in Norwegian and English will be necessary.
We can offer a favourable, international working environment, unique scientific challenges and good possibilities for participation in international forums and in further education programmes. NGU wishes to have a gender-balanced workforce, and therefore encourages women to apply for the position.
Remuneration of the position will be according to the Government’s main agreement on wages, as follows:
Scientist with PhD degree (code 1109) on payscale 57-77, corresponding to NOK 482.500- 710.100 gross per year.
Scientist with MSc degree (code 1108) on payscale 47-71, corresponding to NOK 409.400 – 627.900 gross per year.
For further information contact the leader of the Landslide team Reginald Hermanns, Reginald.Hermanns@ngu.no (+4799091720) or the Division director Øystein Nordgulen, firstname.lastname@example.org (+47 73904245).
Application with CV, names and addresses of three professionals for reference, and reprints should be submitted to www.ngu.no/vacancies by April 19, 2015.
The lists of applicants are publicly available information. Only in special cases will this information be held back.