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At NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, we believe our employees are our most important assets. Strong academic outcomes are rooted in the collaboration of skilled employees, dedicated to nurturing both the professional and social aspects of work.

We want to recruit candidates with a genuine desire to contribute to societal development through research.

Open applications

If you believe you would thrive as part of our team, we want to hear from you, even if we do not currently have advertised positions that would fit your profile. You are welcome to send an open application to

Processing of personal information in open applications:
Open applications that are not sent via Jobbnorge, are stored in our physical and electronic personnel archive, and are deleted after 6 months. By submitting an open application, you agree that we store the data required to process your application.

Career & personal development

We believe an inclusive work environment i crucial in utilizing our employee's capacity and full potential. We work systematically with career and employee development, and use appropriate tools to strengthen professional quality that supports the work tasks to be solved. We facilitate a professional and meaningful career.

Benefits and welfare schemes

NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS depends on motivated employees. We facilitate for our employees to have a healthy work-life balance.

Some of our employee benefits include:

  • Maximum pension savings
    We have a pension scheme with maximum savings rates, hence one of the best pension solutions on the market.
  • Employee insurance
    We have good insurance policies that provide our employees with financial support, should an illness or accident occur.
  • Life phase-oriented personnel policy
    Through a good life phase policy, we will facilitate the individual's needs in the various phases of working life.
  • Inclusive employment
    We work actively and purposefully to be an inclusive workplace. We have an action plan that we use as a tool in the daily and systematic work towards an inclusive working life.
  • Exercise subsidies
    We support an active lifestyle and encourage our employees to exercise. We do this through workplace fitness campaigns and by subsidizing gym memberships for our employees
  • Additional Time Off Between Christmas and New Year
    As an employee at NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, you will receive an extra week off between Christmas and New Year without having to use any of your standard vacation days.
  • Full Pay During Illness and Parental Leave
    We offer full pay during illness for up to one year. You will also receive full pay during parental leave.
  • Welfare Initiatives
    We have a dedicated welfare group that regularly organizes social activities for all employees.

Meet our employees!

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André R. Karlsen, Doctoral Research Fellow, Studio Apertura Foto: NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS

– The nice thing about taking the doctorate at NTNU Samfunnsforskning is that I get connected to relevant projects. The projects work as research training for me, and I get to participate in idea development, data collection, analysis and presentation. I also get access to far more data than I would be able to collect on my own. It is fantastic to be able to discuss the findings with very competent researchers in-house. It is also meaningful that the research we conduct has actual value in our society.

Joakim Caspersen, Head of research, Diversity and inclusion

– NTNU Samfunnsforskning is a workplace where you can develop, while being able to work with research that means something to many people. Along the way, you will also meet interesting people, each with their own special fields. Space technology, welfare technology and the importance of politics in growing up, all in one place– so inspiring.

Bilde av Berit Nilsen, foran kontormiljø.
Berit Therese Nilsen, researcher, Studio Apertura

– At NTNU Samfunnsforskning and in our department, Studio Apertura, I get to work with competent and nice colleagues on topics I am interested in. It is both motivating and necessary to work across disciplines and national borders to move forward in the green, environmental shift. I get the opportunity to do that here. Large and long-term projects are also well suited for student assignments, which we collaborate with various departments at NTNU on.