SINTEF - Researcher - Navigation Systems

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use.

We are a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, and our aim is to become the most renowned contract research institution in Europe.

SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organisation. The profits of our contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development.

SINTEF Digital supplies research-based expertise and technology for the development of systems, products and services in the fields of micro and sensor systems, monitoring and communication systems and information systems and numerical modelling software. We operate a modern micro-/nanolaboratory (MiNaLab) that is among the world’s leading laboratories in the development and small-scale production of MEMS and radiation sensors.

Researcher - Navigation Systems

Application due: 13/04/2018

Department of Connectivity Technologies and Platforms is one of six research departments in SINTEF Digital, where we develop solutions for our customers through applied research on communication, acoustics and navigation technologies The department is divided into two research groups entitled Communication Systems and Acoustics, respectively. The Communication Systems research group consists of 20 researchers working with research and development within signal processing, propagation, communication networks, safe communication and navigation.

This involves cooperation with industrial partners on autonomous vehicle control systems, C-ITS, power grid development, sensor networks for various industrial purposes, antenna technology, non-destructive testing, satellite communication modem technologies, and Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) design for precision aircraft operations. The department is now looking for a navigation systems researcher to join our team working on high integrity navigation system technologies.   


As a research scientist, you will be working in interdisciplinary teams on several projects with partners in Norway and/or abroad. Depending on your qualifications and level of experience, you will be expected to contribute to project development, work with industry customers and other partners as well as managing projects.   

Qualifications and skills  

It is a requirement for the position that you have a graduate degree (PhD degree preferred) in geomatics, electrical, communications, or cybernetics engineering with specialization in navigation system development, as well as the following skills:   

  • A strong background in GNSS, integrated GNSS/INS, signal processing and software design.
  • Solid theoretical knowledge and working experience with the aspects of GNSS signals and systems affecting integrity and continuity.
  • Working understanding of one or more GNSS augmentation systems such as GBAS and or SBAS.
  • Interest in the development and applications of navigation and wireless location technologies are highly desirable.
  • Experience with field measurement and testing campaigns of GNSS and related equipment is considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of cyber security/cryptography will be considered as an advantage.  
  • Ability to build and maintain scientific and customer networks, and understand the needs of the market is important.
  • Ability to communicate well in Norwegian and/or English, both orally and written is mandatory.
  • Ability to work in project teams and meeting tight deadlines.  

 We offer:  

  • A multicultural, creative and social working environment with colleagues who want to make a difference.
  • Great opportunities for scientific and personal development in an organization that values responsibility and initiative.
  • Flexible working hours, salary based on qualifications, child day care, company pension and insurance schemes.  

 The position is located in Trondheim, Norway.  

Apply for position

Søknadsfrist: 13.04.2018

Kontakt: Bengt Holter (Research Director)
Telefon: +47 932 10 246

Kontakt 2: Aiden Morrison (Research Scientist)
Telefon: +47 456 76 935