Research scientists


We are looking for research scientists for permanent positions with 100% research activity.

Will you join us? We are growing fast and looking for research scientists with a curious and collaborative attitude who are energized to conduct research for a better future within our research fields:

- Artificial intelligence; Data science; Cyber security; Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and spatial computing; Robotics and cyber-physical systems; Interaction with complex data and advanced modelling; Modelling and simulation of physical systems; Digital twins;
- Human-centred digitalisation; Human-centered artificial intelligence; Humans and automation collaboration; Interaction design; Risk management; Human reliability; Organisational psychology; Cognitive psychology

And in our research/business areas:

- Energy
- Smart City
- Transport
- Industry & Space

Duties and responsibilities:
As a research scientist, you will have a well-paid permanent position where 100% of your time is dedicated to research activity (no teaching unless you wish to have a connection to a university, as well). You will spend your time working with private and public parties to carry out applied research work, generating scientific publications, and seeking new research opportunities and funding. You will be surrounded by distinguished colleagues with multidisciplinary research backgrounds in an inclusive work place with strong national and international networks in research and industry.

You should have:

- PhD and research focus in one or more of our research fields. Given our multidisciplinary focus, expertise in more than one of the fields would be advantageous
- A good publication record in these research fields
- A strong international network
- You should be fluent in English

Advantage if you have:

- A track record of successful grant proposal writing
- A track record of leading research projects through to success

We offer:

- A permanent position fully dedicated to research activity
- Research tasks in fields that have great potential for large societal impact
- Considerable freedom to develop research projects in the direction of your interests
- A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours
- A multidisciplinary work environment
- Access to state-of-the-art laboratories
- A well-established and wide ranging national and international network within research and industry
- A growing and healthy organisation that is focused on individual and group development
- A very competitive salary with a good pension plan

Who are we: IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are at the forefront internationally in several fields within digital technologies, renewable materials and process technology, flow and analysis technologies, radiopharmaceutical technology, and nuclear technology. IFE develops new solutions for the industry and public sector in over 30 countries. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is approximately NOK 1 billion. Read more about IFE at

Our Digital Systems division applies research in digital systems that enable organisations to be more competitive. To enable them to do more with less effort and get it done safer, quicker and at a lower cost. We are currently around 100 researchers under our 3 core values: Passion, integrity and creativity.

Location: Halden in Norway.

How to Apply?

the following application materials must be submitted through the IFE job application portal:

- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae

We place great emphasis on your personal suitability for the position. IFE is subject to the National Security Act, and the candidate must be able to pass a background check and must be able to obtain security clearance and authorization.

The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent research foundation in Norway, with locations in Kjeller and Halden. Our vision is to be an 'international leading research environment that actively develops innovative solutions through people and technology'. We have roughly 600 employees, with annual sales of approximately 1 billion NOK. IFE is a broad multi-disciplinary research organisation, with international top-level expertise in the fields of digital technologies, material and process technology, flow and analysis technologies, radiopharmaceutical technology and nuclear technology. Our mission is 'Research for a better future'. We develop innovative technological solutions for both industry and public sector in more than 30 countries, and host the International OECD Halden Reactor Project.


  • Arbetsplats: Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE)
  • 10 platser
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 26 augusti 2022
  • Ansök senast: 30 september 2022

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