Research Assistant, Coordinator

Trondheim, Norway
12 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


About the position

The Industrial Ecology Programme (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a Research Assistant to support research activities, disseminate research outcomes and coordinate the work environment at IndEcol.

The Head of Department is Professor Terese Løvås. The position’s supervisor is Professor Francesco Cherubini.

Duties of the position

  • Providing management support for IndEcol’s activities, both study programme and research group
  • Organization of recursive events at Indecol such as internal seminars and gatherings
  • Active management of IndEcol’s social media channels (twitter, facebook and Instagram), support dissemination of research outcomes and student recruitment activities
  • Potentially representing IndEcol in public fora, including networking events
  • Support the Group Leader to promote a positive organizational culture, including gender equality, and stimulate a productive, safe and good work environment
  • Coordination of the work environment at IndEcol, including administrative support to research activities

Selection criteria

The position as Research Assistant should give you the opportunity to gain insight into scientific or artistic work and method. The assignments are at an academic level and must consist of scientific or artistic assistance.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Essential selection criteria:

  • Msc., preferably in environmental sustainability
  • Proven experience with social network management, preferably in a professional setting
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills
  • Results-oriented and problem solving
  • Soft skills

Preferred selection criteria:

  • Norwegian language skills

Personal characteristics

  • Self-motivated
  • Goal-oriented
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

The Research Assistant position is remunerated in code 1020, for a period of up to 2 years.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Cover letter
  • In addition to the cover letter, applicants should submit a one-page sketch of how their education and work experience match the requirements and duties of the position
  • Name and address of three referees

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

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

General information

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. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Francesco Cherubini, If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Megan Norris,

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates and supporting documents. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Applicants with European Master`s qualifications from outside Norway are required to include a Diploma Supplement. Applicants with Master`s qualifications from China are required to include confirmation of Master`s Diplomas from China Credentials Verification (CHSI):

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-232/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 08.12.2020

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 8th December 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service