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 2020 there were nine PhD research fellows at Nofima.  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.

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