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Researcher position at DNV GL - Digital Assurance Program

  • 1.  Researcher position at DNV GL - Digital Assurance Program

    Posted 01-17-2020 14:38
    DNV GL is looking for a researcher to join the Digital Assurance Program in the Technology and Research Group based in Oslo, Norway. The candidate would work with Dr. Asunción Lera St. Clair, Senior Principal Scientist and Future Earth Advisory Committee member, and others on the team in an interdisciplinary setting to contribute to the safe and purposeful use of digital technologies. Please see job posting here.


    The introduction of digital technologies into all aspects of society and into most physical systems is leading to increasing complexity and new risks. At the same time, digital technologies are key to improved efficiency and productivity, and have the potential to bridge trust gaps and to contribute to solving current societal and environmental challenges. In order to support value creation without the potential negative side effects there is an increasing need to provide trust in digital assets.

    We are an interdisciplinary and diverse research group with a stable, friendly and supportive working environment. We seek a motivated junior researcher who wishes to contribute to the safe and purposeful use of digital technologies, able to identify and mature circular and other relevant business models to scale up the assurance of digital assets.

    The ideal candidate has competence that combines knowledge on digital technologies and an interdisciplinary education related to sustainable development, social sciences, or business and management. The candidate will have capacity to carry out independent research, an analytic mindset, ability to synthesize information from diverse fields, and to clearly formulate concepts and ideas. Further, we are looking for skills within networking, written and verbal communication and a critical mindset able to link ideas in the interface between technology, sustainable development and business models.

    The successful candidate will be part of the Digital Assurance Program in DNV GL Group Technology and Research. The focus of this team of researchers is to mature knowledge and services on simulation and testing technologies, on remote inspections, and on the assurance of digital assets. The successful candidate will be part of the third focus area of our program, the assurance of digital assets. By digital assets, we refer to the integration of digital technologies into different types of assets such as they become essential to an organisation's business operations. Digital assets can be virtual (data or a digital twin) or cyberphysical (such as a tagged product or an autonomous vehicle).



    • MSc or higher in either an interdisciplinary or a technical, social science or business degree
    • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
    • Ability to work with data and to interact with data scientists
    • Solutions oriented, with ability both to work independently and in teams
    • A curious mindset
    • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in English


    • Experience in leveraging digital technologies for sustainable development
    • Experience with circular economy business models
    • Experience with the creation and application of business models for digital solutions
    • Experience with some categories of digital assets
    • A preference for sharing knowledge
    • Knowledge of agile and design thinking working methods

    For further information please contact:

    Asun Lera St. Clair, Senior Principal Scientist,

    Øyvind Smogeli, Programme Director, DNV GL GTR Digital Assurance Programme,

    Jennifer Garard, Ph.D.
    Science Officer
    Project Coordinator, Futures CoLab
    Future Earth
    Suite 1020, 1250 rue Guy
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    H3H 2T4