Researcher in Movement Science

Trondheim, Norway
03 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a three-year senior researcher position in Health Sciences (Movement Science) at the Centre for Elite Sports Research. The position is funded by the VI foundation and the project “Knowledge development for Paralympic sports” and will be extended if funding continues. 

The project “Knowledge development for Paralympic sports” is one of the main projects at the Centre for Elite Sports Research in close collaboration with the Norwegian Top Sport Centre (Olympiatoppen). 

Administratively, the position is linked to the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH), NTNU. For more information on INB, check the following:

The vision of the Centre for Elite Sports Research is to conduct applied research including implementation of knowledge into practice on central topics in Norwegian Elite Sports. All our projects aim to contribute to improved understanding of movement technique, physical demands and performance in sports. The specific focus areas of the Paralympic research group at the Centre for Elite Sports Research is to increase the knowledge on training and testing, classification and the demands of competition in prioritized Paralympic sports. For more information on the Centre for Elite Sports Research, check the following:

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The research conducted should generate knowledge on training and testing, classification and the demands of competition in the Norwegian Paralympic athletes. 
  • The candidate employed in this position should be capable of working independently with development and execution of research projects within SenTIF’s Paralympic research group.
  • The ability to cooperate and build networks internally and externally is of high importance, as much of the work will be done together with other research groups, the Norwegian Top Sport Centre (Olympiatoppen) and prioritized sport federations.
  • The candidate should also be capable of applying for external funding to complement the ongoing research.

Qualification requirements

  • Ph.d. with relevance for movement science
  • Knowledge on and interest in Paralympic sports
  • Excellent research- and implementation skills
  • Good written and oral English 

Desired qualifications 

  • Documented ability to obtain external funding

Personal characteristics

  • The ability to work independently, analytically and result oriented
  • The ability to work team oriented

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 1109 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 552 800 – 615 900 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.

General information

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 and Managing Director Øyvind Sandbakk, phone number +47 91187691, e-mail

Further information about the application process can be obtained from: HR consultant Even Larsen, HR section MH-faculty (

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.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

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. 

Application deadline: 20.09.19

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.

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science (INB) is an ambitious department in strong development. Great diversity in medicine and health disciplines is a hallmark of the department. We give priority to social relevance and quality in both education and research.

Several of our groups of researchers and teaching staff are at the forefront of their fields in Norway and internationally. Our ambition: “Through interdisciplinary collaboration, INB creates forward-looking education and research that lead the way in improving health and function.”

Read more about the Department here:

Deadline 20th September 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
omfang Fulltime
Duration Permanent