Researcher / Senior Researcher, Material- and Structural Mechanics

Job description:

Do you want to contribute to "Technology for a better society"?
We are looking for a new colleague that has interest in working within the fields of mechanics of materials, computational mechanics, and programming.

About us:
We work with various problems that involve materials and structures that are exposed to large mechanical loadings, for instance forming and crashworthiness of automotive components, casings for geothermal wells exposed to rapid heating and/or cooling, and hybrid connections for multi-modular floating structures. We have a thorough competence within mechanics of materials of various material classes, computational mechanics and development of specialized software. The group has a robust and diverse project portfolio for numerous customers varying from that includes both direct industrial projects, innovation and competence building projects supported by national and European public funding bodies, and and involvement in long-term research centres.
The group is part of the Materials and Nanotechnology department at SINTEF Industry. Materials technology, including nanotechnology, is of paramount importance for solving the major challenges in our global society, and forms the basis for new business opportunities in both existing and new businesses. The department develops generic material knowledge at a high international level for a broad market. We assist our customers in developing new or improved products based on our strong expertise in structural and functional materials. Through combination with other relevant expertise in SINTEF, we contribute to the development of sustainable value chains in the context of a circular economy.

Kind of job:

• Performing nonlinear strength analyses of materials and structures
• Development of frameworks for advanced strength calculations using commercial and/or in-house finite element software
• Planning of research and development projects, including the development of project applications for public funding schemes


Desired competence and experience for the position:
• PhD or equivalent research experience in mechanics of materials or structural mechanics
• Broad experience with nonlinear computational programs such as LS-DYNA or Abaqus
• Experience in programming/software development
• Experience from experimental mechanics and advanced measurement methods is advantageous
• Good presentation skills in Norwegian and English. If you do not speak Norwegian, you are expected to learn the language

We look for you who:
• Has ambitions and is ready to face challenges with enthusiasm in order to further develop your own professional competence base
• Has the energy and capacity to deliver results and meet customer expectations
• Is relationship- and collaboration-oriented with a positive and constructive fundamental attitude
• Takes initiative, is independent, flexible, and eager to learn
• Is accurate, structured, and tidy


• A job in one of Europe's leading research institutions, with great societal significance
• Exciting and independent work tasks in an international, dynamic, and motivating working environment
• Great opportunities for professional and personal development in an organization where accountability and initiative are highly appreciated
• Participation in innovative national and international projects in close cooperation with industry
• Collaboration with academic staff and students at universities and university colleges
• Flexible working hours, good pension and insurance schemes, good welfare schemes and competitive pay

From August 2022
Closing date:
Company information:

SINTEF is the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia with more than 2000 employees. Our vision is "technology for a better society".

Trondheim, Norway

European Materials Modelling Council
Silversquare Stéphanie
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1050 Brussels
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