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Researcher in Technical Safety

Deadline: 10.07.2020

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences have a vacancy for a temporary post as Researcher in Technical Safety

About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a temporary 60 % post as researcher for a period of 5 months from start-up date. This is not a teaching position.

The post relates to the Department of Maritime Operations, and the immediate superior is the Head of the Department. The main place of work is currently campus Vestfold.

Responsibilities and duties

The researcher will be part of the project "Development of an electric-powered car ferry and a roll-on/roll-off power supply system", hosted by Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO).

The main aim of the overall project is the development and demonstration of an electric-powered car ferry and a power supply system for islands based on roll-on/roll-off power supply systems, and the researcher will actively participate in the fulfilment of USN's research tasks, which are:

  • Investigation of safety requirement for car ferries and marine batteries in Norway and other countries in Northern Europe.
  • Analysis of marine battery accident case(s)
  • Literature survey on battery electric-powered ferry safety
  • Investigation of modern safety (or hazard) analysis methods


Applicants to the position should have a master's degree (120 ECTS) or equvalent higher education qualifications in saftey engineering, like risk analysis, hazard identification, reliability quantification, accident analysis, and so on.

The applicant must have experience in publishing papers (peer reviewed international journals and/or conferences).

The applicant should be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in written Korean is an advantage.

The candidate must have ability to work independently and at the same time have the motivation to share knowledge and take part in team work. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasised.

When assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • Scientific qualifications.
  • Academic background within safety engineering, like risk analysis, hazard identification, reliability quantification, accident analysis, and so on.
  • Publication in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Administrative experience and competence.
  • Ability to obtain external funds.
  • Research management, participation and research projects and research dissemination.
  • Experience from research-driven innovation and industry collaboration.
  • Experience from international research mobility.
  • Other relevant competence.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the post.

We offer

  • Exciting and educational academic environment with stimulating work.
  • Individual competence plan and good opportunities for competence and career development for all employees.
  • Inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues.
  • Good pension scheme and favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employee benefits, including opportunity to exercise during working hours.


Researcher (forsker (code 1108): LT 49-68 (NOK 442,300 – 615,900) per year. In special circumstances, higher salaries may be considered.

Salary grade according to seniority and competence. Statutory amounts for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted from salary.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

Additional information

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

According to our human resources policy, it is our aim that our employees, to the fullest extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the general population. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the post. We endeavor to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt your workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

The Department has few women appointed in scientific positions, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:HR Advisor Kari L Foss-Pedersen, email: [email protected]

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side - “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • A letter of application including your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why you are the best candidate for this position (maximum 1 page)
  • Certified copies of diplomas from a university college/university and certificates.
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Contact information for three references.

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

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