Research Director Applied Mathematics

Job Description: 

SINTEF ( is the largest, multidisciplinary, contract research organization in Scandinavia. Each year we perform more than 7000 research projects for some 2000 clients in about 60 different countries.

We are looking for a new RESEARCH DIRECTOR to head the Department of Applied Mathematics (, one of nine departments within the research division for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The department consists of 44 researchers who focuses on innovative use of mathematical and numerical methods across a variety of application areas. Core research areas include computational geometry, optimization, numerical simulation, visualization, and parallel computing.

The Research Director is responsible for further strategic development of the Department's research and competence areas, international network, market segments, and staff. The Director heads a team of research managers and chief research scientists. Among the Director's main tasks are to inspire and motivate the staff, to contribute to marketing and sales processes, to oversee the general direction of research projects, and to communicate with major customers and funding agencies, as well as day-to-day management of the Department.

The Research Director will be part of the management team at SINTEF ICT and as such will share the responsibility for developing and reaching SINTEF ICT’s goals, as well as the overall goals of SINTEF.

The Department has offices in Oslo and Trondheim, but the Research Director will be based in Oslo.

We seek a candidate who combines in-depth knowledge and strategic foresight in the Department's research and market areas with proven, excellent leadership abilities for researchers. The candidate must be market and business oriented.
Preferably, the Research Director should be well reputed in the international applied mathematics community. High ethical standards are important at SINTEF.

For further information on the position, please contact Executive Vice President Aage Thunem on mobile no. +47 930 58 951, or e-mail:

Application including cover letter, CV and proof of education should be submitted using our on-line application system:

Application deadline: 2012-05-21

Job Categories: 
Research institutes
Deadline for Application: 
May 21 2012