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Researcher/Project Manager NEB Financial Partnership Models

Trondheim, Norway
NOK 567.454 - 886.312 before tax per year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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About the Job

We are looking to expand our team with a Researcher / Project Manager in architecture or urban planning, to integrate New European Bauhaus values and principles into financial decision-making processes for cities and communities.

NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities has a large portfolio of externally funded projects in collaboration with public and private sectors, and cultural and grassroot organizations. We want to strengthen the team with a researcher who can contribute to the Re-Value, NEB-STAR and CrAFt projects (funded by Horizon Europe, EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities) and the New European Bauhaus Alliance. The researcher will also contribute to the development and implementation of new strategic projects and activities in support of the European Green Deal. 

The New European Bauhaus initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2020 with the aim of bringing together designers, architects, artists, scientists, and policymakers to rethink the way we live, work, and interact with the environment. Inspired by the historical Bauhaus movement, which sought to integrate art, architecture, and technology to create more functional and aesthetically pleasing living spaces, the New European Bauhaus initiative seeks to foster innovation and creativity in addressing societal challenges, including climate change, sustainability, and social inclusion.

The projects of our team are largely based on multi-actor collaboration, including cross-sectoral co-creation with local and European partners from the public and private sectors, arts and culture, inhabitants' organizations and communities, academia, NGOs, media, and others. We are therefore looking for a researcher who can combine the role of day-to-day manager with the development and quality assurance of new co-creation-based knowledge and who can communicate this knowledge in scientific articles and public dissemination.

Your immediate leader is Head of department

Duties of the position

  • Exploring and experimenting with financial investments across various sectors, including city and community infrastructure, real estate, and innovation, to harmonies with the core principles of the NEB initiative
  • Encouraging collaboration between financial institutions, designers, architects, urban planners, and policymakers to craft investment strategies for cities and communities
  • Developing innovative pathways to leverage resources, such as funding, expertise, and networks, to support projects and initiatives.
  • Recognizing and promoting co-benefits between environmental, governance, economic, social, cultural, and health considerations, to inspire innovative approaches, foster multi-actor collaboration and cultivate environments.
  • Daily management of EU-funded projects, in close collaboration with the project coordination team including quality assurance of work carried out, and financial and risk management in line with local and European priorities.
  • Close cooperation with and follow-up of European project partners
  • Development and quality assurance of new co-creation-based knowledge
  • Communication of this knowledge in scientific and societal publications
  • Development and implementation of new strategic projects and activities, with particular emphasis on projects linked to the European Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities (Cities Mission) and the New European Bauhaus initiative.
  • Cooperation with like-minded European initiatives, platforms, and projects
  • Contribution to national and European regulatory, policy and standardization initiative

Required selection criteria

Researcher code 1109

You must have the qualifications required for the position of Researcher (code 1109) comparable to qualifications as outlined for Associate Professor in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in architecture, urban design, planning or other relevant subjects, or equivalent practice-based experience, within the same subjects.
  • If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. 

Researcher code 1108

You must have the qualifications required for the position of Researcher (code 1108), comparable to qualifications as outlined for Assistant Professor in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

  • You must have completed your master’s degree or corresponding foreign master’s degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree in architecture, urban design, planning or other relevant subjects.
  • Relevant research qualifications above the level of a higher degree and/or relevant professional practice.
  • Master's students can apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented before you can take up the position.

Applicable to all:

  • Documented competence from project management in national or international research and innovation collaboration
  • Documented competence in interdisciplinary co-creation
  • Documented practice in scientific publication and/or practice-based works at a high level as well as general communication
  • Good written and oral English language skills
  • Be available for work-related travel.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience from, and interest in, networking.
  • Documented experience from collaborative projects with the public and private sectors, inhabitants’ organisations etc
  • Experience from European application processes.
  • Good written and oral Scandinavian skills

Personal characteristics

  • Structured and efficient
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Innovative with good problem-solving skills
  • Result-oriented and independently able to handle stress and working days that can be busy at times.

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Researcher (Forsker code 1108) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 567.454 - 886.312 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The gross salary for the position of Researcher (Forsker code 1109) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 777.900 - 886.312 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 in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU

The position is subject to external funding. 

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

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.  If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates, and diplomas 
  • A description of the academic or practice-based works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment. 
  • Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size 
  • Names and contact information for three relevant referees 

Joint work will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify your specific input to a joint project, you must include evidence of your contributions.  

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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. 

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Annemie Wyckmans, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Astrid S. Lyngby, e-mail:

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. 

Application deadline: 25.05.2024


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

Department of Architecture and Planning

Our fields of expertise are architecture, urban design, physical and urban ecological planning, Smart Cities as well as real estate development and facilities management. We also work with ambient aesthetics, land use and transport planning, urban renewal, densification and urban redevelopment, as well as urban ecological planning in lower income countries. The Department of Architecture and Planning is one of four departments in the Faculty of Architecture and Design

Questions about the position

Annemie Wyckmans

Astrid Steine Lyngby

Deadline 25th May 2024
​​​​​​​Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Høgskoleringen 1, 7491 Trondheim


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