Researcher in Sustainable Built Environment

Trondheim, Norway
12 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a vacancy for a full time position (100%) as Researcher for two years, with possibility of renewal.

NTNUs thematic research group on Sustainable Built Environment focuses towards regenerative principles of built environment to become more open, wealthy and healthy, and to maximize the economic, social and environmental opportunities. The group is coordinating and actively participates in both nationally and internationally funded research projects.

In order to extend the group’s current project portfolio, we are looking for a Project Developer who will contribute to developing projects from the fields of:

Urban planning and building research: increased health and well-being in sustainable urban environments

Urban facility management: new public administration roles enabling change towards sustainable citizen behavior; new tools for decision making and responsibilities, predictions for decreased risks

Sustainable Materials: eco-materials and innovative products.

Energy:  increased efficiency, renewables, low carbon systems and solutions, AI (etc.)

Urban Value: to increase cultural identity, community and well-being

Circular Economy: employing circular principles. Environmental, economic and social perspectives and benefits.

Project Management, systems and operations: healthy and productive built environments, including building and design operations, and intelligent building control systems and maintenance.

Indoor Environment: improved thermal comfort and energy consumption optimization

The position reports to Professor Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj

Job description

The successful applicant will work as part of a large multidisciplinary team, with responsibility to organize the focus area, organize workshops with partners in Norway and abroad to increase the group’s capacity and competency, and take an active role in the development of national and EU projects. It includes analyzing data and writing reports.

Qualification requirements

  • A talented, committed and enthusiastic individual
  • Knowledge of sustainable development and urban management, solid experiences with multidisciplinary cooperation in international projects,
  • A PhD in a relevant field is highly desired, although we do encourage motivated individuals who hold a master’s degree and have experience in EU project development and management to apply
  • Knowledge of the H2020 program and experience with EU applications is an advantage, as is experience in research in the required fields
  • Communication skills i English and any Scandinavian language both oral and written, are a pre-required.  Emphasis will be placed on communicating and cooperating well with professionals from different communities.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with, and an interest in, networking
  • Knowledge and experience from cooperation
  • Experience from application or operation in Norwegian research council centers (i.e. SFI )

Personal characteristics

  • Structured approach to one’s own work as well as in cooperation with others
  • Able to work well independently as well as in cooperation with others
  • Flexible, able to update work plans to achieve the best possible results, even on short notice
  • Ability to cooperate and create results with other disciplines and sectors
  • Ability to understand and work in complex environments
  • Ability to do fieldwork, and collaborate with distributed partners locally,
  • Willingness to travel

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Researcher code 1108 or 1109 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 421 700 – 586 500 or from NOK  515 200 - 670 000 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

Generell informasjon

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj, phone number +47 46445072,


About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number IV-91/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.03.2019

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

We conduct research and teaching in civil and transportation engineering, technical planning, structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering and hydraulic engineering. Graduates from our programmes become employees – in both the public and private sectors – with a sustainability mindset combined with competitive knowledge and skills. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 01.03.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering