Researcher: Landslide Mapping

Norway, Trondheim
Posted 2 years ago
  • Organization: The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)
  • Location: Postal Box 6315, Torgarden,NO-7491, Trondheim, Norway
  • Deadline: 31.07.2022

Job Description ( Researcher: Landslide Mapping)


NGU’s Geohazards and Earth Observation section is looking for an independent and highly motivated geologist or geotechnical engineer. The tasks are mainly related to quick clay, mapping, GIS analyses and databases. As a researcher at NGU, you will be part of a large and competent professional working environment that strives to meet the academic and societal challenges within most aspects of the discipline of geology. You will be presented with various exciting professional challenges and the opportunity to participate in collecting geological data, field mapping, follow-up analyses and interpretation. The position will include gathering data for entry into databases, creating maps, and analysing data relevant for understanding quick clay, landslides and landscape evolution. An essential part of the work at NGU is the publication of maps, reports and scientific articles and presenting results at academic meetings.

Necessary qualifications

  • Fulfilled a PhD or MSc in Quaternary geology, geotechnical engineering, or an equivalent before starting the position. Relevant job experience is valued.
  • Good knowledge of Quaternary geology and geotechnics combined with a good understanding of quick-clay related problems acquired through working with the subject. A vital element of the job is to serve as a link between geotechnicians and geologists.
  • Good knowledge of glacial geology and related problematics associated with the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Experience with advanced GIS tools.
  • Driver’s license.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in mapping and interpreting geomorphology and landscape evolution.
  • General understanding of susceptibility, hazard and risk concepts.
  • Experience in using and interpreting geophysical data for quick-clay mapping.
  • Experience with relevant fieldwork and mapping.
  • Basic mathematical knowledge combined with an interest in statistical and probabilistic analyses.
  • Experience with project management.
  • In addition, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise will be an advantage:
    • Modelling of slope stability
    • Run out modelling for various landslide types
    • Mapping and analyses of other landslide forms (mainly debris slides, rock avalanches and unstable rock slopes, or rock falls).
  • Applicants should master a Scandinavian language. Norwegian language training will be offered for otherwise well-qualified candidates.

Personal qualities

As a researcher at NGU, you will work in and possibly lead various interdisciplinary projects. Hence, you must be good at cooperating and communicating, both internally and externally. The Section for Geohazards and Earth Observation cooperates closely with the public sector, particularly with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Therefore, initiatives for establishing good dialogue and collaboration are key success factors for carrying out our mission for society. In general, initiative-taking and independence are valued. You must be ready to disseminate geological knowledge to a scientific and popular audience in a user-friendly manner.

NGU is committed to maintaining a good work environment characterised by diversity and inclusion. Therefore, we encourage all eligible people to apply, regardless of, for example, age, gender, national or ethnic background, disability, or gaps in their CV.

NGU offers

Salary is regulated by the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service, and the candidate¡¦s qualifications are considered. Employees contribute 2 % of their salary to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. We offer an inclusive working environment with exciting professional challenges and a good opportunity for professional development.

To find out more about the position, contact Martina Bohme, leader of NGU’s Section for Geohazards and Earth Observation, mobile: (+47) 95839296 or e-mail: [email protected].


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Job CategoryGeology, Geotechnical Engineering, RS and GIS

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