The scientific staff of Njord includes five members from the PGP section of the Department of Geosciences, two members from PoreLab Oslo and three members from the Condensed Matter Physics section of the Department of Physics. Njord is directed by the Njord director, Bjørn Jamtveit. The board is comprised of the Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Heads of Departments of Geosciences and Physics. The Chair of the Board will alternate between Departments of Geosciences and Physics every two years.
Njord comprise two main sections: PGP and Porelab. Section leaders are Francois Renard for PGP, Luiza Angheluta-Bauer for Condensed Matters Physics and Knut-Jørgen Måløy & Eirik Flekkøy co-lead the Porelab section. Njord leadership furthermore includes a leader group comprised of the director and sections leaders as well as six representatives of projects at the center and at the sections.