Senior Researcher at professor-level (forsker I) since 2004, Senior Researcher at Institute for Social Research since 2000.
Manager of the research project: Conditions and impacts of welfare mix. Comparative analysis of policy making,public discourse and service quality, funded by the Research Council of Norway 2015 - 2019.
Leader for Work Package “Elaboration and testing of impact indicators” on the project «Third Sector Impact—The Contribution of the Third Sector to Europe’s Socio-economic Development» funded by EU’s 7th Framework Programme, 2014-2017
Manager of the research project: Outsourcing of Scandinavian welfare societies? Consequences of private and nonprofit service provision for active citizenship, funded by the Research Council of Norway 2012 - 2016.
Served on the Board of Directors for International Society for Third Sector Research 2013 - 2016.
Served on ISFs board 2011 and 2012, deputy member since 2008.
Editor in Chief of Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning 2006-2011, Editor since 2005.
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Oslo 1998-2000.
Senior Researcher, Work Research Institute in Oslo, 1997-1998.
Research Fellow, Sociology, University of Oslo, 1994-1997.
Researcher, Program for Comparative Organization Analysis, University of Oslo, 1991-1993.
Dr. Polit., Sociology, University of Oslo, 1997.
Studies of industrial sociology and comparative methods at the University of Göttingen, 1991.