Senior/Special Adviser Research policy

Do you have good knowledge of research policy and are you interested in Nordic cooperation?

NordForsk initiates and administers Nordic research collaboration. Our skilled staff members play a critical role in actively supporting NordForsk's coordination activities and ensuring close cooperation and effective deployment of resources.

NordForsk is announcing an opening for the position of Senior/Special Adviser on research policy to strengthen the organisation’s competency in research policy and relevant national and Nordic decision-making processes. We are looking for an employee who is able to provide a strategic overview of research collaboration.

NordForsk offers staff members an opportunity to build networks through close cooperation with the research councils in all the Nordic countries, as well as a chance to promote the development of NordForsk as a key actor in Nordic cooperation.

We are seeking candidates who have a wide range of experience and knowledge in the area of research policy from research councils and/or government ministries. The position requires an understanding of roles and processes, and the ability to work independently in a structured fashion. You thrive in a hectic, international environment and enjoy working together with others. Candidates must be proficient in English and a Scandinavian language.

As a NordForsk staff member you will be part of a unique working environment with talented colleagues from all Nordic countries. Some travel activity must be expected.

The vacant position is a fixed-term four-year contract with the possibility of an additional four-year extension pursuant to the guidelines of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Civil servants have the right to a leave of absence to work at NordForsk. Employees recruited from outside Norway have the right to compensation for relocation from their home country. NordForsk seeks to achieve balance with regard to the age, gender and nationality of its employees. The position will be based in Oslo. Salary as agreed upon.

Enquiries concerning the position may be directed to Visindi, att: Siri Skauge (+ 47 900 91 224) or to NordForsk, att: Harald Botha (tel: +47 975 46 168).

Applications with CVs should be submitted as soon as possible via the “Stillinger” menu item on www.visindi.no.