About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100% permanent Animal Care Technician position.

At NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, there is a vacancy for a full-time position of Animal Care Technician Staff Engineer, code 1085, permanent position. The position is located at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience / Center for Neural Computation (KISN).

KISN is one of 20 institutes established by the Kavli Foundation (www.kavlifoundation.orglisten)) and is one of the 8 departments of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. For more information on the Kavli Institute,

The Kavli Institute uses rats, mice and zebrafish as research animals. The vacancy is related to the research center of the institute which holds rodents. The main tasks will be the daily work related to the accommodation and care of the animals.

The work involves frequent handling of rat and mouse cages and associated equipment. The work will be done in collaboration with the other animal care technicians and the establishment’s veterinarian. The work will include working during holidays and during holidays according to an established plan.

The position reports to the Designated Veterinarian.

Job duties

  • daily health inspection of animals, including notification and appropriate action if signs of illness or injury are found
  • cleaning of cages and associated equipment
  • facilitation for researchers
  • record keeping and documentation in accordance with legislative requirements and internal routines
  • maintenance tasks as needed

Selection criteria required

  • relevant training equivalent to the minimum baccalaureate. Prior learning and work experience relevant to the duties of the position may offset the education requirement.
  • applicants must not have any known allergies to rodents
  • due to the manual work, a good physical condition is required.
  • good communication skills
  • good command of written and oral English
  • good command of the written and spoken Norwegian language, intermediate knowledge

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • competence in laboratory animal science equivalent to at least function c (caring for animals) in the EU directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
  • experience handling animals in a research animal facility
  • applicants with neuroscience skills will be preferred
  • motivation to pursue training in laboratory animal science if such training has not already been completed
  • flexibility and availability to work during holiday periods, depending on the schedule

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work independently
  • compassion and empathy for animals in a research context
  • motivation for routine work
  • ability to collaborate with colleagues and others at the institute
  • motivation to learn new tasks and develop and optimize practical skills with animals

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal qualities, as well as motivation, based on the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Staff Engineer code 1085 is normally paid gross of NOK 396,900 to NOK 483,700 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian civil service pension fund.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Applicants who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to be in conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

About the application

Please note that the application will only be assessed on the basis of the information available at the expiry of the application deadline. Therefore, make sure your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the criteria outlined above.

The application must contain;

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • name and address of three references

general informations

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to be included in the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact veterinarian Siv Eggen, phone 73598241, email [email protected] If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Anne Karin Henning, Phone 95881805 Email: [email protected]

Please send your application and supporting documents via If you are invited for an interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.

Application deadline: 11.02.2022

NTNU – knowledge for a better worldThe Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience is part of NTNU’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. It was established as a Center of Excellence in 2002 and designated as a Kavli Foundation Institute in 2007 ( The scientific objective of the Institute is to increase the understanding of neural circuits and systems and their role in the generation of psychological functions.

Today, the Institute consists of the Neural Computing Center (CNC) as well as the Egil and Pauline Braathen and Fred Kavli Center for Cortical Microcircuits. In 2014, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to two professors of the Institute, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser. The Institute is responsible for an international master’s program and is affiliated with a doctor of medicine program. Thanks to our extensive network of international collaboration, we offer unique career opportunities.

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Deadline February 11, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Fulltime

Duration Permanent

place of service Øya

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