Innovation Manager in Ultrasound

Trondheim, Norway
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an innovator? Do you aspire to make the world a better place? Do you want to work with the best? Do you want to bring research from idea to market?

We are looking for a creative Innovation Manager who can work closely with researchers to identify new innovations within ultrasound and develop these to commercial products!

The ultrasound team at NTNU is world leading and we work with world leading industry partners in developing new ultrasound solutions for a better world. Our aim is to take new innovations in ultrasound all the way from the R&D drawing board to commercial products.

In order to strengthen our team, we want you!

We are a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, medical doctors, researchers, technical and administrative personnel who devote ourselves to bring research alive through commercially available technology.

We work interdisciplinary with ultrasound solutions across healthcare, maritime, and oil & gas industry applications and collaborate with leading Norwegian and international industry partners, research groups, and start-up companies within these fields.

As an Innovation Manager, you will lead innovation processes in close collaboration with our researchers and industry partners, assisting and being responsible for:

  • Innovation identification
  • Concept development and R&D
  • Building innovation teams and processes
  • Market analysis and market knowledge development
  • Funding
  • IPR
  • Pitching projects
  • Inspire and motivate researchers to think innovation in all they do

The ultrasound team at NTNU and CIUS

Read about some of the recent projects from the ultrasound team here:

The Innovation Manager position will also be an integrated part of Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) funded for 8 years by the Research Council of Norway. CIUS is a collaborative effort between 11 ultrasound industry companies, 3 universities and a university college, SINTEF, and 5 public health partners.


We are preferably looking for a person with a PhD degree related to ultrasound technology or with strong and relevant experience in this field from academia or industry. A PhD degree within acoustics, physics, signal processing, medicine, or computer science is also of interest, or alternatively strong and relevant experience within the same fields. The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree in a relevant field for the position.

Ideally, the candidate should also possess as many of the following skills and qualifications as possible:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and can work effectively together with people from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and affiliation
  • Have strong strategic skills and being capable of structuring complex problem formulations
  • Create contacts and help to strengthen a culture of innovation
  • Can work both independently and in teams
  • Have a talent for inspiring confidence and building relationships
  • Be hungry for new knowledge
  • Experience in innovation processes, innovation management, and business development
  • Knowledge and experience from public and private innovation funding schemes
  • Experience from industry or public sector
  • Mastering a Scandinavian language with full professional proficiency

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability in the selection process.

Work description - Transforming knowledge into benefit

The position is a part of NTNU’s Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation, where NTNU is appointing 15 new Innovation Managers who will work together with world leading research environments to extract more innovations in the coming years. A generalized description of the role of the Innovation Managers is provided below.

The Innovation Manager’s most important responsibility is to realize more of the innovation potential in research and research collaboration.

You will have a position in the discipline of innovation, in which key responsibilities will be to: 

  • Explore research results in depth to identify and realize ideas for potential innovations
  • Help to increase innovative activity with clusters, centres and strategic areas of focus as a starting point
  • Realize research-based innovation together with partners
  • Further develop a culture of innovation and work methods in the discipline of innovation in our academic communities
  • Increase the visibility of innovation activity in our academic communities and collaborative partners
  • Participate in relevant strategic arenas  

You will be a door-opener for new opportunities for cooperation, working with leading expert communities at NTNU and in a team with other innovation managers.

You will have an opportunity to develop unique expertise and will be an important contributor to realizing NTNU’s strategy and mission.

Salary and conditions of employment

Depending on qualifications and academic background, researchers (code 1109) / (1108) will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 417 000 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 500 000 – 700 000, depending on qualifications. A deduction of 2 % is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The position is permanent, full time (100%), with funding for three years from NTNU’s Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for government employees.  

The person appointed must comply with decisions on changes resulting from developments in the subject area, and the organizational changes that may result from decisions regarding the university’s activities. 

 A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU is an Inclusive Working Life (IA) enterprise.  

Detailed information

The successful candidate is expected to start the position 1st September 2018.

The workplace will be in the Ultrasound Group at The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

More information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway and working at NTNU:

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations employment at universities and university colleges.

Deadline for applications: 21.05.2018

How to apply:

Applicants are asked to apply via this page. The application should contain the following:

  • Applicants’ CV (including list of publications, relevant former positions and references) and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas.
  • Short statement on the applicant’s personal qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Short statement from a former colleague/employer.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • Other relevant attachments.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

For further information about the position, please contact Svein-Erik Måsøy, telephone +47 92625082, e-mail:

For information concerning the application process, please contact HR Advisor Marta Aandahl, telephone + 47 90553511, e-mail

Please note that under the Norwegian Civil Service Act, information about applicants may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 150548
  • Internal ID 2018/11110
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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