The visiting scientist programme at NIOM

The purpose of NIOM’s visiting scientist programme is to enhance Nordic collaboration on biomaterials research. NIOM funds positions available for periods between 3 and 6 months. Scientists working in the Nordic countries, with documented education and/or research experience, are welcome to apply. PhD students and young scientists affiliated with a Nordic institution are especially encouraged to apply. As visiting scientist, you apply with a research question that aligns with the research profile of NIOM.

For further information about our research profile, please click here.

After admission, your research project is planned together with one or more experts at NIOM, who also serve as supervising resources during your stay and when preparing your manuscript prior to publication. If you have a supervisor at your own university, the added NIOM supervisor brings special competence or assistance with methods not available within your own organisation.

To get an insight into being a visiting scientist, please click here.


The salary is based on personal qualifications, ranging from post-graduate to full professor. The visiting scientists pay their own living costs, but residents living outside the Oslo area are given a monthly additional allowance to cover accommodation.

More information about NIOM is available at Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Per Vult von Steyern, CEO of NIOM, or Dr. Hilde Kopperud, Head of Laboratory, for information and discussions prior to application.

The applicants shall prepare a brief research plan containing:

  • the aim of the project
  • the materials and methods, including the instruments to be used (together approximately one page)
  • a budget for the project (salary excluded)

The application, in a Scandinavian language or English, should include the applicant’s CV, research plan, and the length of the stay, and addressed to NIOM by e-mail

Deadline for application: June 20, 2024

Welcome with your application!

Best regards,
Professor Per Vult von Steyern