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Senior Advisor in Science and technology studies, Science policy – NTNU, Norway, 2022


Centre for Digital Life Norway has a vacancy for a senior advisor for Responsible research and innovation (RRI), at Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Advisor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Centre for Digital Life Norway, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Master degree in science and technology studies, technology assessment, science and society, RRI/ELSA (Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of science and technology), science policy, or other relevant discipline
  • Professional experience or research in RRI
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral in English

Preferred selection criteria

  • Good insight into University and Institute sector in Norway
  • Experience and knowledge on digital working platforms and remote work
  • Experience with RRI in education/training context
  • Communication skills in Norwegian

Personal characteristics

  • Positive attitude, ambitious and goal-oriented team player
  • Creativity and strategic thinking; ability to drive and fulfil complex processes
  • Interpersonal skills to establish networks, create trust and work across traditional disciplines

We are looking for a colleague who is curious and motivated to expand our RRI work, and is flexible and solution-oriented. The DLN Operational Management Team today consists of 9 staff members based in Trondheim, Oslo, and Bergen. The ability to work independently and in a team — as well as ability to manage several projects at the same time — will be prioritized.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As part of the RRI team at DLN, you will

  • Contribute to further developing a national infrastructure for the integration of RRI into biotechnology in Norway, with emphasis on both research and innovation activities within DLN
  • Facilitate RRI-relevant knowledge-sharing including transdisciplinary approaches, among projects and research groups in the DLN project portfolio
  • Contribute to the implementation of RRI in DLN innovation activities
  • Contribute to the integration of RRI as a cross-cutting principle in all relevant DLN activities with priority of activities related to transdisciplinarity and disciplinary convergence
  • Contribute to capacity-building on RRI within DLN and in Norwegian biotechnology, in collaboration with the DLN Research School
  • Plan and arrange RRI-relevant activities, courses, events
  • Contribute to RRI materials on the DLN website
  • Assist with scientific and educational events in the centre
  • Collaborate with other RRI personnel in DLN, as well as all members of the OMT
  • Take part in reports, annual plans, and communication to the Research Council of Norway

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022/10749

Application Procedure

Please note that the application will only be evaluated on the basis of the information available at the expiry of the application deadline. Therefore, make sure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the criteria described above.

The application must contain (decide what needs to be included - remove what does not fit):

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Optional: one example of RRI-related work (e.g., publication, book chapter, thesis, website)
  • name and adress of three references

About the Department/Section/Group

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technology. We educate graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Salary and conditions

The position is placed in code 1364 and is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale, depending on qualifications and seniority. The position is subject to external funding.  From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Centre leader Trygve Brautaset, tel +47 98283977, email: [email protected]

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