Postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science (AI and Design Computing)

Fixed-term position
Full time
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Ref no: ORU 2.1.1- 03270/2019

The School of Science and Technology is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in Computer Science, with a principal focus on Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning); demonstrated skills in AI and Design Computing are a welcome plus.

Background

Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our interdisciplinary research competence at the interface of artificial intelligence, spatial cognition, and design cognition and computation.

Research activities in the area of the announced position at Örebro University focus on artificial intelligence, spatial cognition and computation, human-computer interaction, and design science. Basic research addresses applications in areas such as architecture design, interaction design, media design primarily from the viewpoint of the development of cognitive assistive technology to be used for planning / decision-making. Research is done in close partnership with world-leading corporations in both private and public sectors.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research skills.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to drive activities at the interface of areas such as:

–  Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

–  Commonsense Reasoning   –   Geometric, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

–  Design Computing and Cognition

–  Visual and Diagrammatic Reasoning

–  Computer Aided Design (CAD, CAAD)  –  Parametric Design  –  IFC and BIM

–  Architecture and Product Design  –  Media Design

The candidate is ideally expected to have a demonstrated research background and publications with a focus on one or more of:

–  Constraints (CHR, SMT)

–  Computational Geometry

–  Design computing skills in the context of architecture design, parametric design, IFC/BIM

–  Non-Monotonic Reasoning  –  Answer Set Programming / Logic Programming

The ability to develop prototypical systems is a must. Knowledge or experience / interest with topics in visual perception, and broadly cognitive science and psychology are a welcome plus.

This post-doctoral position is more broadly designed to engage into collaborative research as part of ongoing and outward looking research initiatives at the interface of ``AI, Cognition, Interaction, and Design’’ (see CoDesign / http://www.codesign-lab.org ).  Here, an open mind and collaborative work on mixed-methods interdisciplinary research are needed. We expect the candidate to participate in ongoing research, dissemination, and networking activities with colleagues at partner universities and in industry.

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related (computationally-driven) subject areas, e.g., design computing, computing in architecture. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Information

The position is a position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the scientific aspects of this position, please contact:

  –  Professor Mehul Bhatt by email at:  This is an email address

For other questions, applicants may contact Head of AASS:

  –  Professor Amy Loutfi at This is an email address  and / or

the Head of School of Science and Technology:

  –  Professor Peter Johansson at This is an email address

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2019-08-31.  We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.