Postdoctoral researcher

Be proactive, be bold, do not give up, believe in yourself and don’t panic. That is Marius Korsnes best tip to new students. Marius holds amaster's from Centre for Development and the Environment and is now a postdoctoral researcher at NTNU.

Marius Korsnes

- What are the most important aspects of your job?

– I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at NTNU in Trondheim. The most important tasks I have are to learn about and communicate my research connected to sustainable energy use and lifestyles. In my research I focus on the role of prosumers and new forms of energy use in low-energy buildings and neighbourhoods in China and Norway. I compare prosumers with respect to energy use and household practices in urban dwellings and neighbourhoods in China and Norway.

- What do you like best about your job?

– What I like the most is the opportunity to spend time understanding more about our society and the way we live our lives; and what the way we live means in terms of transitioning towards more sustainable lifestyles. I also like the flexibility that academia offers in terms of setting up the work day.

How is the education from The Faculty of Humanities relevant in this job?

– My education from Centre for Development and the Environment has provided very useful perspectives on inequalities in the world in terms of income, gender, environment and climate. I learned that it is important to ask questions about why our planet looks the way it does today and what we can change in order to make our societies more equal, fair and sustainable in the future.

- What’s your best tip for new students who are concerned about their job opportunities after graduation?

– Be proactive, be bold, do not give up, believe in yourself and don’t panic.

By Torunn Nyland, Career and Employability Coordinator HF
Published Mar. 17, 2017 12:53 PM - Last modified Aug. 11, 2017 11:28 AM