Career

At IFE, Institute for Energy Technology, researchers from over 38 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.

Please find all vacant positions in the list below.

Vacant positions

Position

Location

Application deadline

Research Manager for Department of Risk and Security 
Halden 
2022-08-07 
Description:

Do you want to lead and develop a Department for Risk and Security at the Institute for Energy Technology? Our department Risk, Safety and Security will from 01.01.2023 be divided into two: “Risk and Safety” and “Risk and Security”. We are looking for a motivational-, team- and research-oriented manager to lead the Risk and Security department.

The “Risk and Security” department performs research into operational cybersecurity for safety critical systems and critical infrastructures. The team has competence to investigate cybersecurity threats to operational technologies, to evaluate protection mechanisms, and to perform Risk, Hazard and Security Analysis towards sectors such as nuclear, air traffic management, and energy systems. The department is responsible for operation of the IFE Cybersecurity Centre (https://ife.no/en/laboratory/cybersecurity-centre/), which provides a realistic environment to study how people, process and technology interact. The Cybersecurity Centre provides the means to perform holistic research into cybersecurity incidents to suggest realistic solutions for industry. The department also supports IFE Security Operation Centre.


The current project portfolio includes projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, industry, and the jointly funded research project “Halden HTO”, with a robust orderbook for the coming years. We have competence and skills from doing applied research and consultancy with large clients nationally and internationally. We work closely with other departments across IFE, participating in research, design, development, and evaluation of complex digital systems. 

We offer:
  • A management position within applied research
  • A work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues
  • A job where applied research is put to practical use
  • Callenging research projects based on industry applications
  • Opportunities for collaboration with national and international academic and industrial partners
  • Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks
  • Competitive salary (subject to qualifications)
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours

How to Apply?

The following application materials must be submitted through the IF job applications portal:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita

We place great emphasis on your personal suitability for the position. IFE is subject to the National Security Act, and the candidate must be able to pass a background check and must be able to obtain security clearance and authorization.

Qualifications:
  • PhD or M.Sc.
  • Research experience that aligns with the department’s research focus.
  • Experience from leadership role and coordination of research teams.
  • Experience with successful networking, and tender/research proposal writing.
  • Experience from operating a cybersecurity test facility with both IT and OT equipment's
  • Fluency in English oral and written
Prefered profile:
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
2022-08-07
Research Manager for Department of Risk and Safety 
Halden 
2022-08-07 
Description:

Do you want to lead and develop a Department for Risk and Safety at the Institute for Energy Technology? Our department Risk, Safety and Security will from 01.01.2023 be split into two departments: “Risk and Safety” and “Risk and Security”. We are looking for a motivational-, team- and research-oriented manager to lead the Risk and Safety department.

The “Risk and Safety” department main research is within Safety Assurance of digital instrumentation and control systems. The team has competence to perform Risk, Hazard, Safety and Resilience analysis towards sectors such as nuclear, transport, smart energy systems, oil and gas, and hydrogen-based systems, as well as risk planning, management, and reporting.

The current project portfolio includes projects funded by EU (H2020), the Norwegian Research Council, industry, and the jointly funded research project Halden HTO, with a robust orderbook for the coming years. We have competence and skills from doing applied research and consultancy with large clients nationally and internationally. We work closely with other departments across IFE, participating in research, design, development, and evaluation of complex digital systems.   

We offer:
  • An exciting management position within applied research.
  • A management position within applied research.
  • A work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues.
  • Challenging research projects based on industry applications.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with national and international academic and industrial partners.
  • Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks.
  • Competitive salary (subject to qualifications).
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours.

How to Apply?

The following application materials must be submitted through the IF job applications portal:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita

We place great emphasis on your personal suitability for the position. IFE is subject to the National Security Act, and the candidate must be able to pass a background check and must be able to obtain security clearance and authorization.

Qualifications:
  • PhD or M.Sc. with relevance to the core research areas of the department
  • Research experience that aligns with the department’s research focus
  • Be a role model and show the ability to place joint values and team’s success ahead of personal interests
  • Experience from leadership role and coordination of research teams
  • Experience with successful networking, and tender/research proposal writing
  • Fluency in English oral and written
Prefered profile:
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
2022-08-07
Strålevernsrådgiver  
KJELLER 
2022-08-14 
Description:

Divisjon Radiofarmasi ved IFE har nærmere 70 års erfaring med produksjon av radiofarmaka og samarbeider med noen av verdens ledende legemiddelselskaper i utvikling av nye, effektive kreftlegemidler. Divisjonen består av ca. 150 medarbeider og fra 2023 skilles virksomheten ut og etableres som eget AS. Med våre norske og multinasjonale samarbeidspartnere utvikler, produserer og distribuerer vi banebrytende legemidler for kreftpasienter over hele verden.

Avdeling Strålevern og sikkerhet er en viktig ressurs i denne virksomheten og har ansvarsområder innenfor strålevern, sikkerhet og beredskap. Avdelingen følger opp at arbeid med radioaktive materialer er sikkert for arbeidstakere og omgivelser. Dette inkluderer bla. persondosimetri, overvåking av laboratorier og utslipp, strålevernsinstrumentering, beregninger og sikkerhetsvurderinger. 

Avdelingen består av 7 medarbeidere og har nå behov for å styrke sin kapasitet og kompetanse innenfor området strålevernsinstrumentering og overvåkingssystemer. Er du en kandidat til vår nye strålevernsrådgiver?

We offer:
  • En spennende og samfunnsnyttig jobb i verdensledende legemiddelvirksomhet som står foran betydelig vekst
  • Attraktivt kompetansemiljø med uformell kultur preget av sterk faglig ansvarsfølelse og godt samhold
  • Kontorer sentralt på Kjeller med effektiv adkomst til/fra Oslo, Lillestrøm og Gardermoen
  • Konkurransedyktig lønn med gode pensjons- og forsikringsordninger

Vi benytter bakgrunnssjekk som en del av vår rekrutteringsprosess. Personlig egnethet for stillingen vektlegges. IFE er underlagt sikkerhetsloven og kandidaten må kunne sikkerhetsklareres og autoriseres.

Ikke vent med å ta kontakt eller å sende inn din søknad, da vi vurdere søkere løpende. 

Qualifications:
  • Master, siv.ing e.l. innen teknisk eller naturvitenskapelig fagområde (f.eks. elektro, automatisering, maskin, realfag)
  • Erfaring fra industri, produksjon eller liknende teknisk miljø (fortrinnsvis 3-5 år)
  • Erfaring fra strålevernsarbeid eller håndtering av radioaktive materialer er ønskelig, men opplæring vil kunne gis av arbeidsgiver
  • Muntlig og skriftlig god i norsk og engelsk
Prefered profile:
  • Du er strukturert og ansvarsbevisst
  • Du kommuniserer godt og samarbeider lett med kollegaer
  • Du trives med å jobbe i team så vel som å kunne ha selvstendige oppgaver
  • Du er arbeidsom, fleksibel og helhetsorientert med godt overblikk
Location:
KJELLER
Application deadline:
2022-08-14
HMS-rådgiver, sikkerhet og miljø 
Kjeller 
2022-08-14 
Description:

Divisjon Radiofarmasi ved IFE har nærmere 70 års erfaring med produksjon av radiofarmaka og samarbeider med noen av verdens ledende legemiddelselskaper i utvikling av nye, effektive kreftlegemidler. Divisjonen består av ca. 150 medarbeider og fra 2023 skilles virksomheten ut og etableres som eget AS. Med våre norske og multinasjonale samarbeidspartnere utvikler, produserer og distribuerer vi banebrytende legemidler for kreftpasienter over hele verden.

Avdeling Strålevern og sikkerhet er en viktig ressurs i denne virksomheten og har ansvarsområder innenfor strålevern, sikkerhet , HMS og beredskap. Avdelingen følger opp at arbeidet på laboratoriene gjennomføres på en sikker måte for arbeidstakere og omgivelser, både når det gjelder arbeid med radioaktive materialer og konvensjonell HMS. 

Avdelingen består av 8 medarbeidere og har nå behov for å styrke sin kapasitet og kompetanse innenfor området HMS. Er du en kandidat til vår nye HMS-rådgiver?

We offer:
  • En spennende og samfunnsnyttig jobb i verdensledende legemiddelvirksomhet som står foran betydelig vekst
  • Attraktivt kompetansemiljø med uformell kultur preget av sterk faglig ansvarsfølelse og godt samhold
  • Kontorer sentralt på Kjeller med effektiv adkomst til/fra Oslo, Lillestrøm og Gardermoen
  • Konkurransedyktig lønn med gode pensjons- og forsikringsordninger

Vi benytter bakgrunnssjekk som en del av vår rekrutteringsprosess. Personlig egnethet for stillingen vektlegges. IFE er underlagt sikkerhetsloven og kandidaten må kunne sikkerhetsklareres og autoriseres.

Ikke vent med å ta kontakt eller å sende inn din søknad, da vi vurdere søkere løpende. 

Qualifications:
  • Master/ ingeniør/ bachelor e.l. innen teknisk eller naturvitenskapelig fagområde, risikovurderinger og risikostyring e.l.
  • Utdanning/etterutdanning innen HMS/ beredskap
  • Erfaring fra industri, laboratorievirksomhet, produksjon eller liknende teknisk miljø (fortrinnsvis 3-5 år)
  • Erfaring fra strålevernsarbeid eller håndtering av radioaktive materialer er ønskelig, men opplæring vil kunne gis av arbeidsgiver
  • Muntlig og skriftlig god i norsk og engelsk
Prefered profile:
  • Du er strukturert og ansvarsbevisst
  • Du kommuniserer godt og samarbeider lett med kollegaer
  • Du trives med å jobbe i team så vel som å kunne ha selvstendige oppgaver
  • Du er arbeidsom, fleksibel og helhetsorientert med godt overblikk
Location:
Kjeller
Application deadline:
2022-08-14
Ingeniør strålevern  
Kjeller 
2022-08-14 
Description:

Divisjon Radiofarmasi ved IFE har nærmere 70 års erfaring med produksjon av radiofarmaka og samarbeider med noen av verdens ledende legemiddelselskaper i utvikling av nye, effektive kreftlegemidler. Divisjonen består av ca. 150 medarbeider og fra 2023 skilles virksomheten ut og etableres som eget AS. Med våre norske og multinasjonale samarbeidspartnere utvikler, produserer og distribuerer vi banebrytende legemidler for kreftpasienter over hele verden.

Avdeling Strålevern og sikkerhet er en viktig ressurs i denne virksomheten og har ansvarsområder innenfor strålevern, sikkerhet og beredskap. Avdelingen følger opp at arbeid med radioaktive materialer er sikkert for arbeidstakere og omgivelser. Dette inkluderer bla. persondosimetri, overvåking av laboratorier og utslipp, strålevernsinstrumentering og sikkerhetsvurderinger. 

Avdelingen består av 7 medarbeidere og har nå behov for å styrke sin kapasitet og kompetanse innenfor området strålevernsinstrumentering og overvåkingssystemer. Er du en kandidat til vår nye ingeniørstilling?

We offer:
  • En spennende og samfunnsnyttig jobb i verdensledende legemiddelvirksomhet som står foran betydelig vekst
  • Attraktivt kompetansemiljø med uformell kultur preget av sterk faglig ansvarsfølelse og godt samhold
  • Kontorer sentralt på Kjeller med effektiv adkomst til/fra Oslo, Lillestrøm og Gardermoen
  • Konkurransedyktig lønn med gode pensjons- og forsikringsordninger

Vi benytter bakgrunnssjekk som en del av vår rekrutteringsprosess. Personlig egnethet for stillingen vektlegges. IFE er underlagt sikkerhetsloven og kandidaten må kunne sikkerhetsklareres og autoriseres.

Ikke vent med å ta kontakt eller søke, da kandidater vil bli vurdert løpende. 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor/ingeniør innenfor teknisk/naturvitenskapelig fagområde (f.eks automasjon, elektronikk, maskinteknikk, realfag)
  • God teknisk forståelse eller kompetanse innen tekniske fag
  • Erfaring fra industri, produksjon eller liknende teknisk miljø (fortrinnsvis 3-5 år)
  • Erfaring fra strålevernsarbeid eller håndtering av radioaktive materialer er ønskelig, men opplæring vil kunne gis av arbeidsgiver
  • Muntlig og skriftlig god i norsk 
Prefered profile:
  • Du er strukturert og ansvarsbevisst
  • Du kommuniserer godt og samarbeider lett med kollegaer
  • Du trives med å jobbe i team så vel som å kunne ha selvstendige oppgaver
  • Du er arbeidsom, fleksibel og helhetsorientert med godt overblikk
Location:
Kjeller
Application deadline:
2022-08-14
Senior / Principal research scientists 
Halden 
Snarest 
Description:

We are looking for 10 senior to principal research scientists for permanent positions with 100% research activity.

Will you join us? We are growing fast and looking for 10 senior to principal research scientists with a curious and collaborative attitude who are energized to conduct research for a better future within our research fields:
 

  • Artificial intelligence; Data science; Cyber security; Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and spatial computing; Robotics and cyber-physical systems; Interaction with complex data and advanced modelling; Modelling and simulation of physical systems; Digital twins;
  • Human-centred digitalisation; Human-centered artificial intelligence; Humans and automation collaboration; Interaction design; Risk management; Human reliability; Organisational psychology; Cognitive psychology

And in our research/business areas:

  • Energy
  • Smart City
  • Transport
  • Industry & Space

We offer:

We offer

  • A permanent position fully dedicated to research activity
  • Research tasks in fields that have great potential for large societal impact
  • Considerable freedom to develop research projects in the direction of your interests
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours
  • A multidisciplinary work environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories
  • A well-established and wide ranging national and international network within research and industry
  • A growing and healthy organisation that is focused on individual and group development
  • A very competitive salary with a good pension plan

 

Who are we: IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are at the forefront internationally in several fields within digital technologies, renewable materials and process technology, flow and analysis technologies, radiopharmaceutical technology, and nuclear technology. IFE develops new solutions for the industry and public sector in over 30 countries. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is approximately NOK 1 billion. Read more about IFE at www.ife.no/en

 
Our Digital Systems sector apply research in digital systems that enable organisations to be more competitive. To enable them to do more with less effort and get it done safer, quicker and at a lower cost. We are currently around 100 researchers under our 3 core values: curiosity, integrity and collaboration.

Location: Halden in Norway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd769TCkHRA

How to Apply?

the following application materials must be submitted through the IFE job application portal:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

We place great emphasis on your personal suitability for the position. IFE is subject to the National Security Act, and the candidate must be able to pass a background check and must be able to obtain security clearance and authorization.

Qualifications:

You should have:

  • PhD and research focus in one or more of our research fields. Given our multidisciplinary focus, expertise in more than one of the fields would be advantageous
  • A strong publication record in the last 5-10 years in these research fields
  • Track record of successful grant proposal writing
  • Track record of leading research projects through to success
  • A strong international network
  • You should be fluent in English
  • You should be interested in creating research groups around your research interests and mentoring junior researchers
Prefered profile:
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
Snarest
Research scientists 
Halden 
Snarest 
Description:

We are looking for research scientists for permanent positions with 100% research activity.

Will you join us? We are growing fast and looking for research scientists with a curious and collaborative attitude who are energized to conduct research for a better future within our research fields:
 

  • Artificial intelligence; Data science; Cyber security; Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and spatial computing; Robotics and cyber-physical systems; Interaction with complex data and advanced modelling; Modelling and simulation of physical systems; Digital twins;
  • Human-centred digitalisation; Human-centered artificial intelligence; Humans and automation collaboration; Interaction design; Risk management; Human reliability; Organisational psychology; Cognitive psychology

And in our research/business areas:

  • Energy
  • Smart City
  • Transport
  • Industry & Space

We offer:

We offer

  • A permanent position fully dedicated to research activity
  • Research tasks in fields that have great potential for large societal impact
  • Considerable freedom to develop research projects in the direction of your interests
  • A large degree of autonomy and flexible working hours
  • A multidisciplinary work environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories
  • A well-established and wide ranging national and international network within research and industry
  • A growing and healthy organisation that is focused on individual and group development
  • A very competitive salary with a good pension plan

 

Who are we: IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are at the forefront internationally in several fields within digital technologies, renewable materials and process technology, flow and analysis technologies, radiopharmaceutical technology, and nuclear technology. IFE develops new solutions for the industry and public sector in over 30 countries. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is approximately NOK 1 billion. Read more about IFE at www.ife.no/en

 
Our Digital Systems division applies research in digital systems that enable organisations to be more competitive. To enable them to do more with less effort and get it done safer, quicker and at a lower cost. We are currently around 100 researchers under our 3 core values: Passion, integrity and creativity.

Location: Halden in Norway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd769TCkHRA

How to Apply?

the following application materials must be submitted through the IFE job application portal:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

We place great emphasis on your personal suitability for the position. IFE is subject to the National Security Act, and the candidate must be able to pass a background check and must be able to obtain security clearance and authorization.

Qualifications:

You should have:

  • PhD and research focus in one or more of our research fields. Given our multidisciplinary focus, expertise in more than one of the fields would be advantageous
  • A good publication record in these research fields
  • A strong international network
  • You should be fluent in English

Advantage if you have

  • A track record of successful grant proposal writing
  • A track record of leading research projects through to success
Prefered profile:
Location:
Halden
Application deadline:
Snarest

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!

Links:

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.

Links:

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
• 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