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Exciting position as data scientist

Publisert 03.11.2020

Do you want to be involved in creating knowledge-based environmental solutions for administration and business in one of the country's leading research environments? Then the Norwegian Institute for Natural Research (NINA) may be the right place for you. We are looking for a data scientist in a permanent full-time position at the Environmental Data Section.

The position as data scientist is located at the NINA headquarters in Trondheim. Photo: Jan Arne Stokmo / NINA.
The position as data scientist is located at the NINA headquarters in Trondheim. Photo: Jan Arne Stokmo / NINA.

NINA is an independent research institute and the largest institute in applied ecology in Norway, and today we are approx. 285 employees. Our head office is in Trondheim near NTNU on Gløshaugen, with additional research departments in  in Oslo, Lillehammer, Bergen and Tromsø. NINA has a wide range of clients in public administration, research council, industry and international institutions.

The position as data scientist is located at the NINA headquarters in Trondheim, reporting to the manager of the «Environmental Data» section.

Main tasks include:

  • Develop solutions for collection, management, analysis and presentation of data using new and open technology and methodology.
  • Participate in a wide range of research projects that work with computer science and machine learning.

We look for candidates with:

  • Education from a university or college in relevant environmental sciences, programming, geoinformatics, statistics or mathematics and good knowledge of computer science.
  • Experience with one or more scientific programming languages, preferably Python or R.
  • Commitment, curiosity and the ability to learn quickly.
  • Good communication skills, and ability to explain complex analyzes to colleagues without the same professional background

In addition, it would be nice if you have:

  • Experience with traditional system development, databases, cloud services and machine learning
  • Experience from research and use of large data sets in analyzes and calculations
  • Basic competence in «best practice» within software development, e.g. version control, development methodology and testing
  • Knowledge of Javascript-based frameworks / libraries

You will be part of a team with 7-8 employees. Lack of experience may be offset by good basic skills, enthusiasm and great commitment.

We can offer:

  • a varied and exciting working environment in one of Europe’s leading environmental research institutes
  • salary according to qualifications
  • flexible working hours
  • a good pension plan and group life insurance
  • a pleasant working environment in modern premises of a high standard

NINA works actively to recruit women, and women are therefore encouraged to apply. Graduates with a particularly relevant professional background are also encouraged to apply. The working language in NINA is Norwegian, and the candidate should be willing to learn the language.

Application with CV and references is sent to NINA's personnel office by e-mail to Diplomas and certificates will be requested later in the appointment process. Selected candidates will be called for an interview.

Questions about the position can be directed to section leader Roald Vang, tel. (+47) 911 38 256, e-mail

Application deadline: 1 December 2020

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