Frequently asked questions

We have gathered the most common questions about career and opportunities at Nofima in one place.

More than 200 of our 390 employees are research scientists, but we need many different occupational groups. We also need operations personnel, engineers, lab employees, economists and managerial staff. Our research covers many different areas, and we are in need of research scientists with varied expertise in foods and nutrition.

No. All vacancies are publicly announced. You can choose to be notified by email each time we post new vacancies.

We wish to make provisions to accommodate master’s students and research fellows. As of April 2017 there were eleven PhD research fellows at Nofima.  In 2016 three employees at Nofima were awarded their doctoral degrees by universities with which we have a collaborative partnership. In some cases, we also accept bachelor-level students.

The working language at Nofima is Norwegian. If you have a different native language, you must attend Norwegian language classes. The most important thing is that you eventually are able to communicate with colleagues and others at Nofima.

Our employees have the opportunity to attend courses and the leadership development programme. We also have a separate learning arena where we customize courses and training as needed. Read more here. We offer a separate arrangement for secondment training for our employees with cooperating businesses or research partners in Norway and abroad.

Nofima practises individual remuneration. We aim to have a good and comprehensive remuneration policy, and we wish to offer our employees competitive conditions.

We recruit both recent graduates and employees with experience. Quality and high professional standards are important factors that enable Nofima to succeed. We emphasize that our research and all our work is carried out professionally by qualified personnel.

Nofima is IW enterprise, which means that we are working for an inclusive working life for everyone who is able and willing to make a contribution. We have an AFP early retirement arrangement that allows you to apply to take retirement at the age of 62, or you can choose to stay on the job until age 70.

We are working to reduce sickness absence, to increase the proportion of employees with reduced work capacity, and to increase occupational activity among older workers. Nofima has entered into an inclusive workplace (IW) agreement with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). This means that we are better able to adjust the working day for all workers regardless of their functional level, and can get financial support from the NAV labour centre in this effort.

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