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Institute for Energy Technology

Address: Instituttveien 18, 2007 KJELLER
Phone: +47 63806000

Vacancy Details

Created 15.01.2018
Expires 28.01.2018
Company Institute for Energy Technology
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Østfold
Phone +47 63806000

We are looking for a motivational and business-oriented manager to lead our Department of Virtual & Augmented Reality. 

Virtual & Augmented Reality Department has a multi-disciplinary research and development team specialised in applying visual computing, software engineering, 3D modelling, and human-centred design to the challenges of operating in complex, safety-critical, environments. Our key competences include VR & AR, 3D user interfaces, computer graphics and animation, geometric modelling and 3D printing, visual simulation, knowledge management, and usability assessment. As we have extensive experience in working for the nuclear industry, IAEA, OECD NEA, and foreign ministry assistance programmes, we also have competence in radiation transport modelling and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Our project portfolio covers a range of industries including nuclear, oil & gas, architecture, government, aviation, shipping, and railways. We therefore have end-user domain knowledge in several areas but also collaborate closely with experts at our institute, our partners, and our sponsors, to identify and develop novel applications. We use agile development methods and iterative human-centred design processes to prototype and develop solutions that range from proof-of-concepts to industrial systems. Evaluation of prototypes and systems is generally done using empirical testing in realistic settings with actual end-users. Our products include: 1) tools for human-centred design of control centres using virtual prototyping and smart design evaluation, 2) tools for developing 3D/VR/AR-based training systems, and 3) decision-support tools for planning, optimisation, and monitoring of work in hazardous environments. These systems are typically highly collaborative, supporting rich interaction between multiple users, digital systems, and the environment. 

The Department Head’s role involves developing and managing the department and creating an inspiring environment where the best minds can thrive. The Department Head reports to the Director of the sector and participates in the sector’s management team. Candidates should be able.


Job description


• Financial and personnel responsibility for the department. 
• Ensure and manage utilisation of resources. 
• Initiate, head up and contribute to sales initiatives and proposals. 
• Develop necessary capacity and competence to meet customer needs. 
• Develop and execute strategic plans for the department. 
• Ensure visibility and market the department capabilities internally and externally. 

Additional tasks 
• Contribute to a positive economy for IFE. 
• Contribute to the unified sector strategy. 
• Contribute to projects across our organisation.




• Education level: PhD, M.Sc., or B.Sc. 
• Research experience that aligns with the department’s research focus. 
• Experience from leadership roles in research based organisations and coordination of research projects. 
• Experience from marketing and selling research projects.


Personal qualities


• A motivational leader. (A good leader that motivates and manages staff effectively, and builds a positive working environment) 
• Customer and sales oriented with an understanding for customer needs. 
• Results focussed with an ability to deliver on expectations. 
• Team player that brings out the best in our people. 
• Ability to find innovative solutions. 
• Fluency in English oral and written.


We offer


• An exciting management position within applied research. 
• A stimulating work environment with skilful, experienced, and creative colleagues. 
• A job where applied research is put to practical use. 
• Challenging research projects based on industry applications. 
• Plentiful opportunities for collaboration with ongoing projects in other research groups. 
• Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks. 
• Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance 
• Salary according to agreement. 
• We use background checks as a part of our recruitment process.