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



Application deadline


Til avdeling Eiendomsdrift på Kjeller søkes det etter fire renholdere.

 Avdeling Eiendomsdrift Seksjon renhold på Kjeller  har ansvaret for renhold i alle Instituttets bygninger ca. 35000 kvm., fordelt på kontorer og laboratorier.  Seksjonen har  i dag 7 renholdere med  ansvar for daglig renhold,  ren roms renhold, kontaminerings renhold, betjening av vaskerier, samt renhold av aktive områder. Stillingene vil inngå i seksjonen for renhold.

  • Fagbrev som renholder
  • Har høye krav til utføring av arbeidet
  • Evne til å jobbe i team
  • Kunne jobbe selvstendig
  • De som tilsettes må beherske norsk skriftlig og muntlig
  • Førerkort KL. B
  • Grunnleggende IKT kunnskaper
  • Vi benytter bakgrunnssjekk som en del av vår rekrutteringsprosess  
Prefered profile:
  • Gode samarbeidsevner
  • Fleksibel
  • Kunne jobbe selvstendig
  • God serviceinnstilling
  • Personlig egnethet vil bli vektlagt
Application deadline:
Research engineer with electronics and programming expertise 

Sector Digital Systems at IFE is a world leader in research, design, development and evaluation of complex digital system. DS currently employs approximately 80 employees in seven research departments.

The Humans and Automation department (HA) at IFE is looking for an engaged and inquisitive employee with electronics and programming expertise. The department has recently expanded with the addition of a new Sensor and Robotics research laboratory. This scientific environment is based on the expertise gained through almost 60 years of development of advanced test systems for conducting real-time monitoring of nuclear experiments in the Halden reactor, and consists of researchers, scientists, engineers and skilled workers. The academic environment has a solid position in the international nuclear research environment and provides sensor and test systems to a number of research institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Now we are investing heavily in non-nuclear research projects related to sensor systems and robotics, and we want to hire a professional with university education who has experience in the areas of electronics, robotics and signal processing. Our projects are multifaceted, and today we operate with systems based on everything from LabVIEW, analogue electronics, microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. so it is an advantage if you have experience in several of these areas. IFE also has a large digitalization program in which IoT and Industry 4.0 are central.

The most important thing for us is that you have an interesting academic background and that you are eager to work in research and development! 


  • You have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or other relevant subject
  • Experience with some or all of the following: LabVIEW, analogue electronics, microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino
  • Unless you have recently completed your degree or doctorate with robotics as a specialisation, then you must be able to document/demonstrate that you have worked at least one year with robotics as your main specialisation
  • Good oral and written English language skills. Norwegian language skills are a plus
Prefered profile:
  • You are diligent, quality-minded and motivated to solve challenges and find new and interesting areas for research
  • You are well-organised with an eye for details
  • You enjoy working with people and collaborate well with colleagues and clients and you are also motivated to work independently.
Application deadline:

Who works at IFE?

IFE's Instagram account presents the people at IFE; "humans of IFE"
IFE’s Instagram account presents the people at IFE; “humans of IFE”

Curious about who works at IFE and what we do? Follow us on Instagram @humansofife. Here we present employees who work in different functions, from researchers and engineers within our various disciplines, to administration and support staff. Our people are our most important resource!


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