5 March 2024

Open researcher position at NINA, Norway

One of the Norwegian partners in SELINA - the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) - is looking for a researcher on valuation of ecosystems and ecosystem accounting. It is a permanent position at NINA's office in Oslo. The role will entail work on developing and contributing to research projects related to valuation of ecosystems, natural capital/ecosystem accounting, nature risk and related spatial modelling tools, both nationally and internationally.

Qualifications and skills of the ideal candidate:

  • PhD or master's degree in environmental or ecological economics and/or ecology, nature management or biology with knowledge of ecological economics.
  • Spatial modelling and GIS skills.
  • Knowledge of the international systems for valuation of ecosystem services.
  • A structured, creative, independent and methodical approach and experience in project management.
  • Good collaboration and problem-solving skills.
  • Presentation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience from Norwegian nature management.
  • Research experience.
  • Fluent English skills and preferably a working knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

NINA offers:

  • A workplace in one of Europe's leading environmental institutes.
  • Varied work with diverse projects and collaboration partners, and good opportunities for professional development.
  • Competitive salary as a researcher in NINA.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Good pension scheme and group life insurance.
  • A pleasant, creative, and exciting work environment in modern premises.

If interested in the position, apply by 1 April 2024.

Read more and apply here.

Questions relating to the position should be directed to Research Director Lajla Tunaal White, phone: +47 902 99 957, e-mail:, Researcher Bart Immerzeel, phone: +47 467 50 336, e-mail:, or Senior researcher David Barton, phone: +47 924 42 111, e-mail: