Senior / Principal Research Scientist within Control Room & Interaction Design

Deadline: 31.08.2021

Institute for Energy Technology

Research for a better future.

IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are in the forefront internationally in several fields within digital technologies, material 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. IFE is host to the international OECD NEA Halden Projects. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is about NOK 1 billion.

Read more about IFE here.

We are looking for Senior to Principal Research Scientists within Control Room & Interaction Design.

Will you join us working in the team on Control Room & Interaction Design, and conduct research on high performance operation of safety-critical, digital control environments by designing human-machine interaction solutions that are aligned with human cognitive capabilities? We have an applied research focus, approaching challenges in a systematic and product-centered way through: design practice and technology insights; scientific studies; and small/large-scale design explorations. We are growing fast and looking for senior to principal research scientists with a curious and collaborative attitude who are energized to conduct research for a better future within Interaction design in our research/business areas:

  • Energy
  • Smart City
  • Transport
  • Industry Space

Position information:

As a Senior to Principal 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 workplace with strong national and international networks in research and industry.

Our requirements:

You should have:

  • PhD and research focus in one or more of our highlighted research fields. Given our multidisciplinary focus, expertise in more than one of the fields would be advantageous
  • A strong publication record in the last 5-10 years in these research fields
  • Track record of successful grant proposal writing
  • Track record of leading research projects through to success
  • A strong international network
  • You should be fluent in English
  • You should be interested in creating research groups around your research interests and mentoring junior researchers

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.

Our Digital Systems sector apply 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 contribute to solving the major societal challenges and participate in high impact national and international research projects targeting, such as: competitive and secure data-economy, resilient cities, climate change mitigation and adaptation, smart and sustainable transport, and secure and cybersecure digital technology. We are currently around 100 researchers under our 3 core values: curiosity, integrity and collaboration.

How to Apply?

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

We can offer

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.

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