Background and activities

Employed as Laboratory manager at HUNT biobank, HUNT Research Centre, but in connection with the completion of my PhD study I am partly on leave until July, 2018.

Currently I am a PhD-candidate in 60% of my position, and my main focus is related to environment and genetic aspects of overweight and obesity in families participated in the HUNT study.

Pt. I have a 40% position as chief-engineer at HUNT Research Centre, mainly working as manager for the HUNT biobank and part of the management in HUNT4 organization


Background - education and resume

Leadership Developement for Administrative Leaders - 2012 (NTNU)

Master of Public Health (MPH) - 2011 (University of Tromsø)

Health management - 2005 (BI)

Veiledningspedagogikk  (Educational guidance) - 2000 (HiNT)

Bachelor of Biomedical laboratory scientist - 1986 (HiST)


Acting Manager HUNT biobank - 1.July-2013 - 1.July 2014

Deputy Leader, HUNT research center, started 1.July 2012

Laboratory Leader, HUNT biobank, started August 2006

Head of Section, 2005-06, St Olavs Hospital HF, Division of Service and Operations

Bioengineer 1, Medical biochemistry (adminiatration) 2001 - 05, St Olavs Hospital HF

Part-time teacher at Three year undergraduate programme in medical laboratory technology, HiST (2003-05)

Biomedical laboratory scientist, medical biochemistry (laboratory) 1987-2001, St Olavs Hospital HF







Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Næss, Marit; Forsmo, Siri. (2012) Ovulation frequency in women of childbearing age attending a population based health survey : the relationship between self-reported cycles and measured serum progesterone levels in The North-Trøndelag health study, The HUNT3-Survey 2006-2008. 2012.


  • Sletteng, Svein Arild; Skorpen, Frank; Næss, Marit. (2010) HUNT biobank: Norges biologiske forskningsgull. Bioingeniøren -Tidsskrift fro NITO Bioingeniørfaglig Inst. [Avis]. 2010-06-11.