Postdoctoral researcher in Computer science

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Ref nr: ORU 2.2.1-02707/2018

The School of Science and Technology at Örebro University is seeking an early career postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science for a fixed-term two-year appointment.

Research activities in computer science at Örebro University mainly focus on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. The research is done in close partnership with world-leading corporations such as Atlas Copco, Volvo CE, SAAB Dynamics, Husqvarna, but also with the public sector in regards to health technology. Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our research competence within computer science towards topics at the interface of artificial intelligence, cognition, and human-behaviour studies.

Duties and responsibilities

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be based at the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) who will work in areas such as Cognitive Vision and Perception, Representation Learning, Commonsense Reasoning, Computational Cognitive Systems.

In order to conduct the above tasks the candidate is expected to have a demonstrated research background and publications within artificial intelligence with a focus on one or more of knowledge representation and reasoning, relational learning, constraints (CHR, SMT), applied machine vision / visual computing. The ability to develop prototypical systems is a must. Knowledge or interest / experience with topics in visual perception, and broadly cognitive science 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 ``cognition, interaction, and design’’ (see ). 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 (e.g., in sectors such as architecture design, autonomous driving, visual media).


Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related subject areas. 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. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement.


Our ambition is to create a place of work that is characterized by gender equality and diversity.


The position is a full-time 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 further information contact Head of AASS, Professor Amy Loutfi, This is an email address


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:

  • Covering letter
  • CV, including names of two academic references who may be contacted (if needed)
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

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

The application deadline is 2018-10-10. 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.