Labor­at­ory En­gin­eer, De­part­ment of Geosciences and Geo­graphy

Helsinki, Finland
02 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to eleven faculties, the University hosts several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography ( at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research in seismology and official duties in the field of seismology are carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

Faculty of Science invites applications for the position of
in the mineralogical laboratories (Hellabs) of the Department of Geosciences and Geography.

For the current analytical setup of the Department, the mineralogical division of Hellabs will recruit a full-time chief laboratory engineer to handle, organize and develop analytical techniques in the field of mineralogy, petrology and analytical geochemistry. The duties will focus on installation, operation, maintenance, organization, handling and development of new techniques in our X-ray facilities (X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscope and Electron microprobe). We expect the successful candidate to have a strong background in material sciences, physics, chemistry or mineralogy. Experience in development of X-ray techniques and instrument maintenance/installation is desirable.

To be successful in the position, the applicant is expected to have excellent communication skills. The appointee will have a standard teaching load of 5% of fiscal time, focused on application of the X-ray facilities in the curricula of graduate and postgraduate degree programs in geosciences.

Applications, in English, must include the following enclosures as a single pdf document:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Full CV and any relevant documents on competence and merits that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the selection process.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their applications via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is 15 January, 2021.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Christoph Beier, christoph.beier(at)

Due date

15.01.2021 23:59 EET