At the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, a full-time one-year position is available as head engineer or senior engineer in mechatronics. The position is available immediately. It is funded by a Norwegian Research Council’s proof-of-concept project entitled ‘Fully Automated Ultrasonication Robot for Homogenization of Biomass Samples (FABS)’.

You will join a highly motivated, international team with competence in robotics, spectroscopy and data science developing a commercial version of the FABS robot to meet the industrial standards in robustness, reliability, and versatility. You will focus on the improvements of the mechatronics design and software development. We collaborate with external industrial suppliers for the industrialization of the robot.

Main tasks

  • Industrial-level mechatronics design of the FABS robot
  • Improve the robustness and user-friendliness of the software
  • Test the system with various samples
  • Document the development activities and tests


Required qualifications:

  • MSc or equivalent in mechatronics, computer science, robotics, or mechanical engineering
  • Extensive, documented programming competence in Python, preferably in ROS
  • Experience in development of industrial-level products

The following experiences and skill will be emphasized:

  • Experience in machine design and PCB design
  • Experience in rapid prototyping
  • Experience from project implementation/follow-up and reporting

You need to:

  • Speak and write English very well
  • Have good communication and collaboration skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1087 (Head Engineer) or 1181 (Senior Engineer) depending on qualification.

Salary for a Head engineer will be in salary grade 53-64 (NOK 493.700 – 593.500) and for a Senior engineer in salary grade 60-67 (NOK 553.500 – 626.300), depending on qualifications.

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Application deadline: 15.11.2022

Please attach CV, diplomas, and description of your previous projects.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 500 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at


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