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Geological analyst and 3D modeller

  • Mol, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
R&D & Engineering

Job description

VITO is a Flemish independent research organization in the field of cleantech and sustainable development. Our goal? To accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

As geological interpreter and modeller, you contribute to the development of 3D geological models. You interpret geophysical data, including seismic and borehole data, translate it into 3D geological concepts and create 3D gridded geostatistical models.

These models are developed on both a regional and local scale. For the Flemish government you contribute to the development of the G3D/H3D model, the (hydro)geological reference model for Flanders. On a local scale, the models are applied, among other things, for geothermal projects or other geological applications.

Job description

  • You understand and interpret geological (boreholes and outcrops), geophysical (seismic, gravity and resistivity) and geotechnical (cone penetration tests) data.
  • You interpolate the interpreted data into 3D horizon and fault models, using geological concepts based on literature and own research.
  • You create 3D gridded models, including the distribution of petrophysical properties.
  • You report model results, analysis and interpretations to customers, stakeholders and the scientific community.
  • You work in close cooperation with fellow geo analysts and 3D-modellers and the interdisciplinary geothermal energy team at VITO.
  • You stay updated with the latest techniques and software in geological modelling.
  • You document and share novel insights in scientific publications.

Job requirements

  • You have a master’s or PhD degree in geology, mining or geophysics.
  • You have strong interest in geological 3D modelling. Experience with modelling software is a plus.
  • You are familiar with GIS (QGIS, ArcGIS) as visualisation and analysis tool.
  • You have good communication skills and are a team player.
  • You have strong analytical skills, are critical, but open minded.
  • You are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Fluent in Dutch is definitely a plus.


  • We work 'activity-based', our activities bring us to our location. Our headquarter is in Mol. Hybrid / Part-time working from home or a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Genk, Ghent or Ostend is possible. 
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of holidays.
  • Innovation is our asset, so it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to take additional training courses and stay up-to-date in their field. You will always have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and discover new technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its cutting-edge technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • With us, you will contribute directly to sustainable developments at local, national and global level through your innovative applications. You provide answers to contemporary societal challenges.
  • Moreover, we highly value a good work-life balance at VITO! This is achieved by adopting a flexible attitude depending on your specific needs.

Are you the experienced, highly motivated candidate we are looking for? Don't hesitate and apply now!