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.

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Researcher - Battery Systems 

The Department for Battery Technology at IFE is currently seeing an increase in the activity within research and development of battery technology systems. We collaborate closely with Norwegian and foreign industry partners as well as with internationally recognized research organizations.

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. There is an increased focus on renewable energy, and battery technology is a key enabler to utilize sustainable energy sources.

The battery market is growing fast and has new needs for electrification and large-scale energy storage. Your scientific contributions will investigate the life time, degradation and safety of batteries and battery systems. The research activity will also expand to new applications and business cases of battery systems such as 2nd life use of batteries and recycling of battery materials. Through industrial collaboration, as well as with the broader team at IFE, you will develop an understanding for the real-world needs and opportunities related to the use of battery technology systems. We offer a two-year contract, with subsequent possibilities of permanent position at IFE.

  • PhD or equivalent within chemistry, physics, data science, material science or power electronics
  • Experience working with lithium-ion battery technologies is a plus
  • Experience with modelling, data interpretation and analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Prefered profile:
We need a motivated person who has excellent problem-solving skills and who will be an active participant and collaborator in our group. You will have the chance to gain knowledge and skills that will support and extend the opportunities we have in our research groups. We pride ourselves in delivering technology needed by our partners and by society.
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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.


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