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Senior Researcher /Software Engineer

Unlock environmental insights with your expertise!

Norsk institutt for luftforskningLillestrøm1. november 2023
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Rune Ødegård




SoftwarePh.D.Global network

Join us at The Climate and Environmental Research Institute NILU, where we have an open position for a Senior Researcher/Software Engineer specialized in environmental systems. This is a permanent role within the Department for Digital Technologies.

We are in pursuit of an experienced Senior Researcher/Software Engineer with the ability to explore, identify, and implement cutting-edge research ideas in the field of digital technologies to tackle environmental challenges.

In addition to technical expertise, this position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts. While collaboration is key, the role also requires the capability to work independently as needed. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Duties of the position

  • Creating architecture- and application designs
  • Data mining
  • Software development
  • Contribute to data infrastructure work
  • Proactively contribute to research ideas and proposals
  • Manage research projects
  • Cooperate with other research groups and partners


  • Ph.D. and research experience in computer science, physics, or similar
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, as well as first-authored publications in journals or conferences
  • Expertise in handling, analysing and processing large data sets
  • Expertise in semantic linked multi-models
  • Expertise in a programming language related to data science
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Experience in one or more of the following items is an advantage:

  • Environmental data and/or earth observation data
  • Distributed computing and storage systems, eg. Spark, HBase
  • Knowledge in setting up containers and orchestration (eg. Kubernetes)
  • Linux OS
  • Scripting languages, eg. Bash shell or similar

We offer

At NILU, we work for our common future. Our research contributes to the fight against climate change and to secure a healthy environment and a sustainably society. This means that work is more than just work: what we do each day makes a difference.

We offer flexible working hours, work-from-home agreements, subsidised fitness training, and excellent pension and insurance schemes. Salary is competitive.

During a working day at NILU, you will encounter:

  • An international and interdisciplinary environment with pleasant colleagues from all over the world
  • Great creativity and generous sharing of knowledge
  • Broad experience and excellent opportunities for professional development
  • A global network of partners

Most of our approximately 190 employees work at the main office in Kjeller, a short train ride from Oslo. We also have offices in Trondheim, Tromsø and Gothenburg.

Application prosess

Applications should be admitted as soon as possible and no later than the 1st of November 2023. The application should contain:

  • Application letter including a statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education and positions)
  • Copies of educational certificates including grades
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

We advise foreign applicants to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

We aim to increase the number of women in the Digital Technologies department; therefore we encourage women to apply.

For more information about the available position please contact Rune Ødegård (ruo@nilu.no).

About us

At NILU, our greatest strength is our outstanding employees. They contribute to NILU’s leading position both nationally and internationally – and to a pleasant working environment.

We do research from pole to pole – from Zeppelin in Svalbard to Trollhaugen in Antarctica. Our research helps increase knowledge about climate change, the composition of the atmosphere, air quality, sustainable transitions and environmental toxins – as well as how all these factors affect health and the environment. Every year, NILU performs hundreds of research commissions, large and small, for public and private customers, in Norway and internationally.

NILU is an independent research foundation with no owners who collect dividends. Instead, all profits are reinvested in operating and developing research services that benefit society. We place great emphasis on open research, open publishing, and open source code – because knowledge is meant to be shared.

At NILU, all employees are equal, regardless of gender, age, disability, creed/philosophy of life, language, cultural differences and sexual orientation. We respect and value individual characteristics, and do not accept any form of discrimination.


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