Laboratory Engineer

Gjøvik, Norway
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering ( at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 100 % permanent position as a laboratory engineer/staff engineer at the Department of Computer Science (IDI) ( The position is with the computer science group in Gjøvik (IDI Gjøvik).

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) at campus Gjøvik has approximately 75 staff members and approximately 400 students in the computer science study programs. The research and education activities at IDI in Gjøvik have in recent years increased, leading to a need for technical operation support.

IDI in Gjøvik is home to the Colourlab, an internationally leading research and educational institution on the area of colour imaging science, image and video processing. The Colourlab runs a spacious (>200 m2) laboratory area for research and teaching activities. It is equipped to a high standard with Mac and PC-based computer workstations, imaging devices (digital cameras, scanners, spectral cameras), eye-trackers, printers, colour measurement instruments (spectrophotometers), software applications for image/video processing and colour management, etc. Assistance in research activities normally include physical measurements or psychophysical experiments.

IDI in Gjøvik is also home to the Software, Data and Digital Ecosystems (SDDE) group, providing an infrastructure for VR, AR and web technologies; mobile computing; video processing for various fields such as medical, agriculture; distributed and decentralised systems; humanoid and programmable robots and general software engineering. Research assistance involves support in various experiments related with above mentioned areas.

Additionally, the course portfolio at IDI in Gjøvik includes courses with a high degree of lab activities and use of physical and virtual infrastructure. This includes tools such as OpenStack, Atlassian tools (JIRA and Confluence), git-tools and portals, e.g. Gitlab, surveying tools and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and openGL.

The position reports to the director of the laboratory.

Duties of the position

The position will include the following tasks:

  • Technical IT-operations of physical and virtual infrastructures for research, education, and innovation
  • Installation, integration, maintenance, and support of software
  • Troubleshooting, repair, calibration, management and maintenance of existing equipment, software, infrastructure, as well as procurement and installation of new equipment and software packages
  • Give instrument training and user support
  • Keeping the labs organized
  • Documentation and reporting

The work areas and scope of the position could change to adapt to the needs of IDI Gjøvik.

Required selection criteria

  • Bachelor in a relevant field. Relevant work experience may compensate for formal education.
  • A high level of IT literacy and interest in technology.
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written.

Preferred selection criteria

  • MsC in a relevant field
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language skills

Personal characteristics 

  • Responsible, solution oriented, practical, and service minded.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a scientific team
  • Attention to detail, as well as excellent organization, time management, and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills.

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 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 425.000 – 460.000 (departmental engineer) and NOK 480.000 – 600.000 (chief engineer) 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.

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's 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.

About the application

Please note that the application will only be evaluated on the basis of the information available at the expiry of the application deadline. Therefore, make sure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the criteria described above.

The application must contain:

  • Application letter stating your motivation for applying to this position and why you consider yourself a successful candidate for this position
  • Overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • Certified copies of educational transcripts and other relevant documents
  • Three references (names and contact information)

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.

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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. 

Under the Freedom of 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 Marius Pedersen, telephone  +47 93634385, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact recruitment team, e-mail: 

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: xxx. 

Application deadline: 31.07.2022

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 Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 31st July 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Gjøvik
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Campus Gjøvik