Research assistant in the field of human-automation collaboration

Linköping University


June 28, 2021


Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university's Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community. Read more at https: //

We are looking for a research assistant in the field of human-automation collaboration, with air traffic management as the main application area.

Your future work assignments Your tasks will consist will consist mainly of data collection and analysis, but also include research communication. Data collection and analysis can include both qualitative and quantitative data, including preparation of data for analysis. We use technology such as eye tracking measurement, estimation scales, video recording. The work may include certain trips within Sweden, primarily for data collection at air traffic control centers. As a research assistant, you will work with researchers who plan and instruct. Research communication is about compiling and editing material.

Your future workplace You will work at the Department of Media and Information Technology MIT, in our research group that conducts research in human-automation collaboration. We carry out a number of projects in the area, for example RESKILL, F AUTO, UTM CITY, AUTO MON, the Automation Program II. Our research deals with application domains, and is conducted in collaboration with domain experts from each application area. In the research group we have informal meetings, usually every week (even during distance work) to be able to collaborate. The position applies primarily to studies applied to air traffic management, in our collaboration with the Air Navitaion Services of Sweden (LFV). This means that you will work in collaboration with staff at LFV, and to a certain extent placed at LFV (for example at data collection at the air traffic control center).

Your qualifications We are looking for someone who has basic education in Human Factors, or equivalent. If you have knowledge / experience of field studies, simulator studies, eye tracking measurement, qualitative / quantitative analysis, then it is a merit. It is also a merit if you have experience in the air traffic management domain (in applying the previously mentioned knowledge/experience or otherwise); experience in aviation; similar domains. Good knowledge of written and spoken Swedish and English is a requirement.

Form of employment Fulltime, limited time for a period of 4,5 month.

Starting date August 2021, or by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

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Application procedure Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 28 June 2021

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Jonas Lundberg


+46 11 363452

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner