We’re recruiting: Researchers and Senior Researchers

About Smart Innovation Østfold:

Smart Innovation Østfold (SIØ) is a Norwegian non-profit research organization developing an ecosystem for innovation based on research and innovation projects, cluster activities and support to startup companies. In only 7 years, Smart Innovation Østfold has initiated and participated in 20+ research and innovation projects, 7 of these EU projects, with a total revenue of 120 M€. These projects are in the area of SmartGrids and Smart Storage, Smart Cities and Communities and Digitalization, where the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing are of core interest. Especial focus is at the digitalization of the energy sector, where new business models, new actors, new local energy markets and integrated energy systems are expected to change this sector radically within the next few years.

Apply for the position

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact our recruitment partner, Bee2Bee:

Kristin Vestli, Recruiter:

Mobil: 0047 404 12 876
E-mail: kristin.vestli@bee2bee.no
Skype: kristin.vestli

Application deadline:
December 31, 2016

Smart Innovation Østfold is now expanding the research and innovation group with Researchers and Senior Researchers positions for ongoing and future national and international applied research.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate talents interested in contributing in internationally recognized scientific research in the field of:

  • Smart Energy solutions
  • Smart Cities, mobility and buildings
  • Smart Grid security
  • Digital Innovation
Job description and qualifications

We are looking for researchers at PhD or master’s levels, within the fields of Electric Power Engineering, Energy Economics, Business Innovation and Informatics. The successful applicant has experience that aligns with Electric Power Trading, Electric Power Market Design, Electric Power Systems Analysis, Smart Cities, eMobility, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics / Machine Learning.

Additionally, research experience from and professional interest in the following areas will be valued: end user markets, consumer understanding, power sales towards end customers, flexibility, systematization, simulation, online payment systems, agent technology, EV, small scale wind, PV, battery technology, smart governance, cyber security, Big Data Analytics and business models. The ideal candidate has a track record of international research projects and is used to work in international innovation teams. You are not afraid of a hectic and inspiring work environment and capable of organizing and prioritizing tasks independently.

You should be well formulated in English, both in written communication and orally. Other languages, for example Norwegian, Swedish, German, Spanish or Mandarin would be an advantage, but not a prerequisite.


Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in Smart Innovation Østfold’s research and innovation projects
  • Participate in application work for research and innovation projects with specific focus on EU / Horizon 2020 applications
  • Develop and publish research articles in international scientific publications
We offer

A possibility to develop in an inspiring international work environment together with excellent colleagues and an inspiring possibility to participate in one of Norway’s leading research communities, compensated with a competitive salary. SIØ’s research and innovation group consists of more than 10 nationalities, and the working language is English.

Smart Innovation Østfold also strives for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working options. We are located in a modern building on the campus of the Østfold University College.


Our office is located in the beautiful City of Halden, Østfold County, Norway

Application deadline: December 31, 2016

Accession: As soon as possible.