Pilot: Unmanned Aircraft Systems

We are seeking pilots to complement Norut's Unmanned Aircraft Systems team.

The tasks are unmanned flight operations on a project basis in Finnmark.

Flight operations are conducted outdoors, in arctic climate.

Minimum qualifications

  • Experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems/drones/model planes

  • Passed drone-exam Luftfartstilsynet (Civil Aviation Authority Norway)

  • NSM License for photo/video from the air  

  • Relevant experience

  • Candidates with no “Lisens for fotografiering/filming fra luften” can be considered if they have relevant background

Preferred qualifications

The following additional qualifications will be given weight:

  • Experience from fieldwork in arctic conditions

  • Teamwork skills

  • Efficient performance under pressure

  • Conscious of health and safety standards


We offer a competitive salary in a positive, open and internationally minded working environment with great possibilities for professional development. Norut also has a good pension and insurance system.

About Norut

Norut Northern Research Institute (Norut) is a Norwegian research group that produces knowledge within technology and social science with practical applicability relevant to the High North. Norut has performed research and development on unmanned aircraft technologies since 2005. Together with commercial partners Norut has developed the Cryowing drone family with aircraft ranging from 2 to 60 kg and ranges up to 1200 km. Norut has performed operations and collected environmental data in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Svalbard, Norway and from ships.

If you want to know more, contact

Research Director Rune Storvold ,,  (+47) 934 16 169 or

Flight operations leader Nils Håheim-Saers,, (+47) 970 74 340.

If tempted, send a short application with CV as soon as possible to Norut, P.O. Box 6434, N-9294 Tromsø, Norway or by email to

Deadline for application: February 23, 2018.

No other vacancies at Norut at the moment.

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