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Researcher: Landslide Mapping

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

Desired qualifications

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:


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