Battery technology research scientists

Deadline: 10.06.2023

SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest research institutes, offering specialist multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of technology and the natural and social sciences. SINTEF is an independent foundation that since 1950 has generated innovation by means of research and development projects for the private and public sectors both in Norway and overseas.

SINTEF has 2,100 employees from 80 countries and an annual turnover of more than NOK three billion. SINTEF invests any profits into further research and innovation.

Our vision: Technology for a better society.

Read more about SINTEF here.

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

You will work at SINTEF Industry, where we lay the foundation for the sustainable industry of the future. We work with materials, technologies, processes and models that will accelerate the green transformation of Norwegian and European business – with lower consumption of energy, materials and other resources.

Battery technology research scientists

We are rapidly expanding our battery activities and are looking for new research scientists to strengthen our battery research team. We are especially looking to strengthen our modeling and digitalization activities.

Job description and content

You will be a member of our highly skilled Batteries and Hydrogen Technologies group and contribute to our development of next generation battery technologies. You will have extensive contact with the battery R&D community and industry in Norway and abroad.

Depending on your education and experience, you are expected to play a significant role in SINTEF's battery activities. You will participate in the establishment and execution of research projects broadly related to computational modelling of batteries, using both physics-based and data-driven methods. Our aim is to develop cutting-edge digital tools and apply them to design and manufacture high-performance battery cells. Experienced researchers will have responsibilities developing customer relations and project management.

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:

  • Master’s or PhD degree Master’s or PhD degree or similar experience in a relevant area like electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
  • Significant experience in the battery field and solid understanding of one or more battery chemistries
  • Experience in computational modelling or computer programming is a plus, especially with any of the following tools or languages: COMSOL, MATLAB, Python, Modelica, Julia, R, Semantic data standards (RDF, OWL, Turtle).

Your excellent scientific and analytical skills, and ability to work systematically will help you succeed in SINTEF. In our line of work, 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 position requires good communication skills in English, both oral and written. A working knowledge of Norwegian 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 working environment. This is your unique opportunity for personal development in a research community where 60 percent of your colleagues have doctoral degrees.

You will have great opportunities for scientific and personal development in an organization that values responsibility and initiative. You will have the possibility to form your own projects and research laboratories. As an example, SINTEF has recently released BattMo, an open-source electrochemical modelling framework for analysis of electrochemical and transport phenomena in lithium-ion batteries.

We have flexible working hours, salary based on qualifications, day care, a competitive pension plan and good insurance schemes.

Join us in the development of next generation battery technologies!


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