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Job – Geologist, geothermal – Royal Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium

Drilling rig on the Havelange site, Belgium in the 1980s (source: Institute of Natural Sciences/ LinkedIn)
Alexander Richter 22 Jun 2020

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is seeking to recruit a geologist to help explore the geothermal potential of the Havelange site as part of the Horizon 2020 MEET project.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is recruiting a geologist to help explore the geothermal potential of the Havelange site in Belgium.

In the 1980s, the site was drilled to a depth of 5648 (!) metres (in the hope to find natural gas). The job includes analyzing the drill cores and doing fieldwork in the Havelange area in the analogue fields encountered in the lower part of the Havelange borehole. The study is part of the European project H2020 MEET.

Details for the job see link below.

In the framework of the European project H2020 MEET (https://www.meet-h2020.com) the Geological Survey of Belgium (GSB) is seeking for a Geologist (m/f/x) to work on the project and in particular on the topics related to the Havelange borehole.

It is a 6 month contract extensible once.

Tasks

  • Field and laboratory study of rock fracturation along cross-sections, outcrops and quarries in the analogue fields encountered in the lower part of the Havelange borehole.
  • Petrographic/mineralogical analyses of samples collected in the field and in the collections. This task will include the use of the GSB analytical equipment (EDS, EBSD, Raman, XRD).
  • Data processing of borehole logging and/or geochemical analyses of spring water samples.
  • Contribute writing project deliverables.
  • Attend project technical and general assembly meetings. These events will usually take place abroad (Germany, France,…).

Diploma

  • Msc in Geology with at least 2 year experience
  • Owner of a driving license (B-type or similar)

Technical Competence

  • Sense of observation
  • Ability to analyze geological outcrops
  • Competences in Mineralogy/Petrography

Generic Competence

  • Good communication skill including for writing reports and scientific papers
  • Enthusiasm for field work and applied research
  • Capacity to work in team and to share your opinion and ideas

Assets

  • Knowledge of French/Dutch and English (writing/speaking). The main language will be English.
  • Good knowledge of Belgian Geology or similar zones of the Variscan orogenic belt.

How to apply

The candidates for this position must provide their application file before Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 17:00. The application file will included a motivation letter and CV in English. These documents must be send in electronic version to Yves Vanbrabant (yvanbrabant@naturalsciences.be) with a copy to Karine Wuyts (kwuyts@naturalsciences.be). The potential candidates will be invited to a videoconference interview.

ATTENTION: Deadline for applications is June 24, 2020

Source: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences