Engineers and Research Scientists within battery research

Deadline: 30.09.2023


SINTEF is one of Europe's largest research organisations, with multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences and the social sciences. SINTEF is an independent foundation and has conducted contract research and development projects for the private and public sectors since 1950. SINTEF has more than 2200 employees from more than 80countries and annual revenues of three billion Norwegian kroner.

Vision: Technology for a better society


Do you want to join us in the development of the next generation battery technologies?

Battery research scientists and engineers

We are rapidly expanding our battery activities and are looking for new engineers and research scientists to strengthen our battery research team. The positions are located in Trondheim, Norway, and are connected with our new pilot line for pouch cells (Virtual tour).

Job description and content

You will be a member of our highly skilled battery group and will contribute to our development of next generation rechargeable batteries. You will be expected to play a significant part in SINTEF's battery activities.

As a research scientist, you will participate in the establishment and execution of research projects, and experienced researchers will have responsibilities developing customer relations and project management. You will have extensive contact with the battery R&D community and industry in Norway and abroad.

As an engineer, you will have a responsibility to maintain the laboratory infrastructure to ensure that it supports our research in providing high quality research results and that it adheres to current health, safety and environment standards. You will be involved in the execution of R&D projects via the development of new experimental procedures and methods, and you will take a central role in the strategic development of the infrastructure to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving research field.

You will be given a large degree of responsibility and liberty to follow your own path. SINTEF places high demands on scientific and financial results, whilst at the same time providing for and facilitating your personal development.


We are considering candidates within the following qualities:

  • For the research scientist position we require a Master’s or PhD degree in a relevant area like electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
  • For the engineer position we require at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area like electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
  • The ideal candidate for either position has experience from a battery production pilot line or other relevant experience (e.g. slurry preparation, rheology or coating development)

Your excellent experimental and analytical skills, and ability to work systematically will help you succeed in SINTEF. You need to have good interpersonal skills and be proactive. Furthermore, you are customer- and solution oriented, and you take initiative. You enjoy working independently as well as in a team.

The positions require good communication skills in English, both oral and written. A working knowledge of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is a plus, but not required.

What we offer

As a team player in SINTEF you will be participating in innovative national and international projects in close collaboration with industry and colleagues who want to make a difference.

We offer an internationally recognized, dynamic, and motivating multicultural work environment.

You will have great opportunities for scientific and personal development in an organization that values responsibility and initiative. You will have the freedom to form your own projects and develop your own research ideas also through access to the facilities and expertise of Scandinavia’s largest research institute.

We have flexible working hours, salary based on qualifications, and excellent pension and insurance schemes. For families with young children, SINTEF also has daycare facilities.

Join us in the development of next generation battery technologies!

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