Career

At IFE, Institute for Energy Technology, researchers from over 32 countries work for a better future. Our research reactors have built outstanding expertise for 70 years and enabled us to handle unique projects. They have led to improved nuclear safety in our neighboring countries and around the world, and are also central to the development of cancer drugs and innovative material research in Norway and internationally.
Master- and Phd-students at IFE. Photo: Espen Solli.

We participate in large, international projects, and 40 per cent of IFE’s income comes from international projects. IFE is working with the whole spectrum of energy. Our researchers contribute to the development of next generation of battery technology, lower emissions from oil and gas, zero emissions in the transport sector and better solutions for sun, wind and hydrogen. We produce and develop cancer drugs.

IFE’s workplace is characterized by a good working environment, and offers competitive wages and working conditions. We focus on competence development and are strongly committed to health, environment and safety.

We look for you who are interested in developing your skills together with our employees. You have a desire to work in an international, leading professional environment where there are great opportunities for growth and development. We are dedicated to delivering research that creates changes.

Vacant positions

Position

Location

Application deadline

Researcher for environmental industrial and chemical processes – Mineral processing 
Kjeller 
2019-09-23 
Description:

Researcher position to work in the field of environmental industrial processes, with focus on mineral processing by chemical - inorganic and organic - and physical methods, involving CO2 capture and utilization processes and materials production and characterization. 
The candidate has to be able to generate and lead successful research projects in the field, including coordination of project teams, management of project economy and supervision of students when relevant. Experience with European, Norwegian and/or other international research funding programs, as well as industrial projects, is required. He/She is expected to have an established professional network and to expand it into new collaborations with industry and scientific partners.

He/she will be responsible of management and performance of work tasks within research projects, either as the main responsible or coordinated by another project leader. Required skills are:  

  • Experience in project management.  
  • 5 years experience from industrial or applied research projects.   

Qualifications:
  • Engineering degree or MSc in process technology, chemical engineering, chemistry, or similar. In addition, either PhD plus 2-years experience or 5 years of relevant.      experience in research or industry. 
  • Experience in the mineral and metal field (at an R&D organization and/or industry) is desired. 
  • Experience in project management is required.
  • Experience in R&D project generation is required (idea generation, project proposals preparation, liaison with industry and partners, etc.)
  • Experience in designing, building and running experimental facilities (reactors, test rigs and instrumentation), from laboratory to prototype scale is required.
  • Knowledge on equipment/components design (Knowledge in chemical reactor engineering and heat transfer technologies).
  • Knowledge on chemicals handling, specially acids and/or amines is desired. 
  • Knowledge on solids production, handling and characterization is desired. 
  • Knowledge on safety evaluation (HAZID and HAZOP) is desired. 
  • Knowledge on industrial process design, control, simulation and modeling tools (e.g. ASPEN, HYSYS, Matlab, Labview) is an advantage. 
  • Required good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian is an advantage.
Prefered profile:
  • Ability to take initiatives and highly result and solution-oriented
  • Ability to work independently as well as within the research team
  • Quality-oriented, responsible, dedicated and structured  
  • Motivated to learn new industrial processes and the scientific and technical challenges around them
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible, versatile and open to work on a varied range of lab-to-prototype facilities
Location:
Kjeller
Application deadline:
2019-09-23
Research Scientist, Organisational Psychology 
Halden 
2019-09-29 
Description:

The department of Human-Centred Digitalization (HCD) seeks to enable organisations to exploit the full potential of emerging technologies and analytics by producing state-of-the-art knowledge on how to develop and adapt technology and organisations based on human strengths and limitations.  The department core research areas are human-technology interaction, human-systems performance analysis and evaluation, and work systems design. We perform empirical research in simulator-based operational environments in the MTO-labs as well as in the industry, on how individuals and organisations efficiently and safely interact with increasingly more advanced and intelligent technology; on how research methods can enable integration of new knowledge into the design of systems, operations and on-line decision making; and how adaptive expertise can be engineered into organisations to support performance in changing environments. A substantial part of the research activities are performed within the international OECD Halden Reactor Project and in research projects for the Research Council of Norway. Bilateral and multilateral projects are carried out for the nuclear industry, the petroleum industry, and other industries.

We seek to address the following main questions:
How do individuals interact with increasingly intelligent technologies?
How can we best enable humans to perform in digital organisations?
How can emerging technologies be used for innovating our ways of working?

We invite applications for: Research scientist with competence in organisational  psychology, focusing on organisational development issues

   
Qualifications:
  • Experience in writing publications and research applications
  • Experience in working in teams
  • Master or PhD
Prefered profile:
The successful candidate is an independent and active person. Communication and collaboration capabilities are emphasized
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
2019-09-29
VR/AR utvikler 
Halden 
2019-09-29 
Description:

VR&AR-avdelingen arbeider med 3D, VR&AR teknologier og lokasjonsbaserte Informasjonssystemer. Avdelingen har 25 års erfaring med å anvende virtuelle prototyper, digitale tvillinger, spill- og simuleringsteknologier til å forske på, utvikle og evaluere løsninger for design av arbeidsmiljøer, arbeidsplanlegging, og trening for sikkerhetskritiske industrier. Vi har et økende antall langsiktige prosjekter for stabile kunder og trenger derfor flere medarbeidere. Vi har et sterkt fokus på menneskesentrert design, åpne filformater, plattformuavhengige programvare og løsninger for samhandling, som kombinerer 3D-teknologier med AI og simulering til beslutningsstøtte og økt situasjonsforståelse. Se www.ife.no/vr for mer informasjon om avdelingen.

Sektor Digitale Systemer ved IFE har verdensledende spisskompetanse innen forskning, design, utvikling, og evaluering av komplekse digitale systemer. Vi er i dag ca. 90 medarbeidere fordelt på syv fagavdelinger. 

 

Qualifications:
  • Du er utdannet bachelor, master, eller PhD innenfor et relevant fag. Har du mastergrad eller PhD så vil du være kvalifisert til forskerstilling hos oss
  • Du må ha spisskompetanse innenfor 3D, VR- og/eller AR-utvikling
  • Med mindre du er nyutdannet med VR/AR som spesialisering så må du kunne dokumentere at du har jobbet minst ett år med VR/AR-utvikling
  • Du må beherske C# og Unity til VR/AR-utvikling og ha en interesse i 3D-interaksjonsdesign, visualisering, og spillteknologi
  • Erfaring med shader-programmering er et pluss
  • Erfaring med web-orientert JavaScript, WebGL, eller backend-utvikling er et pluss
  • Erfaring med C++ eller Java-utvikling og bruk av scenegraf-APIer til verktøyutvikling er et pluss
  • Erfaring med bruk av simulering, treningssystemer, spillutvikling/historiefortelling, maskinlæring, BIM, GIS, RAMS, cybersecurity, IoT er et pluss
  • Erfaring med fagspråket innenfor industrier som energiproduksjon, jernbane, luftfart, skipsfart, prosessindustri, atomkraft, og/eller arkitektur/bygg er et pluss
  • Erfaring med scrum, menneskesentrerte designprosesser og agile metoder for utvikling av sikkerhetskritiske systemer er et pluss
  • Muntlig og skriftlig god i engelsk. Muntlig og skriftlig god i norsk er et pluss
Prefered profile:
  • Du er nøyaktig, kvalitetsbevisst, og opptatt av å skrive ren og lesbar kode
  • Du er strukturert og ryddig, med sans for detaljer
  • Du er omgjengelig og samarbeider godt med kollegaer og oppdragsgivere men kan også jobbe selvstendig
  • Du liker å dele kunnskap og erfaringer med andre og å lære av andre
  • Du liker å holde deg orientert om ny teknologi og prøve det ut
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
2019-09-29
Research Scientist, Cognitive Psychology 
Halden 
2019-09-29 
Description:

The department of Human-Centred Digitalization (HCD) seeks to enable organisations to exploit the full potential of emerging technologies and analytics by producing state-of-the-art knowledge on how to develop and adapt technology and organisations based on human strengths and limitations.  The department core research areas are human-technology interaction, human-systems performance analysis and evaluation, and work systems design. We perform empirical research in simulator-based operational environments in the MTO-labs as well as in the industry, on how individuals and organisations efficiently and safely interact with increasingly more advanced and intelligent technology; on how research methods can enable integration of new knowledge into the design of systems, operations and on-line decision making; and how adaptive expertise can be engineered into organisations to support performance in changing environments. A substantial part of the research activities are performed within the international OECD Halden Reactor Project and in research projects for the Research Council of Norway. Bilateral and multilateral projects are carried out for the nuclear industry, the petroleum industry, and other industries.

We seek to address the following main questions:
How do individuals interact with increasingly intelligent technologies?
How can we best enable humans to perform in digital organisations?
How can emerging technologies be used for innovating our ways of working?

We invite applications for:  Research scientist with competence in human factors and cognitive psychology and/or interest in Human Reliability Analysis

   
Qualifications:
  • Experience in writing publications and research applications
  • Experience in working in teams
  • Master or PhD
Prefered profile:
The successful candidate is an independent and active person. Communication and collaboration capabilities are emphasized
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
2019-09-29

Who works at IFE?

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Master thesis at IFE?

Lab work at IFE

IFE has extensive collaboration with students at master level, and many departments offer guidance and access to experimental facilities at IFE for master students.

You can contact the Department Head or other contact persons with your own suggestions and ideas for a master project. Please find the appropriate contact person on our organization or contact web pages.

See some predefined master projects below and more on our Norwegian page.

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Employee benefits

At IFE, we have employee benefits that will help to assure security, stimulate physical activity and contribute to a good work-life balance.

Your employee benefits:
• Collective pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Mortgages through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Collective personnel insurance and disability pension and survivor’s pension
• Flexible working hours
• Full salary during parental leave and illness
• Extra day off in connection with Christmas and New Year
• Support for education

In addition, we can offer:
• Corporate sports team and support for fitness center
• Canteen arrangements