Research Engineer I-Aims

Göteborg University
November 30, 2023
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

About the department At the Department of Applied Information Technology, critical and interdisciplinary research is conducted in an international environment of the highest quality with great relevance to the surrounding society. Our researchers are in the midst of the debate to help explain and problematize IT- and society-related challenges linked to the digitalization of society.

We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and technology in areas such as human-computer interaction, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, mobile communication, robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching. We provide education at Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of society.

The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as the civil society.

About the division of cognition and communication

The Division of Cognition and Communication consists of approximately fifteen researchers who work specifically on issues related to decision support, machine learning, autonomous networks, deep learning, Artificial Intelligence and digital communication. The researchers are regularly published in international top journals.

All teaching at the division's program, Master in Communication and the Bachelor's program in Cognitive Science reflects the strong research environment. In both research and education, the division has a long tradition of working closely with industry and the public sector. The division hosts the DICE Lab and is active in various collaborative projects on, for example, Artificial Intelligence. For more information about the division, please visit https: // www. and-communication

Job assignments

As a Research Engineer your job will be assigned researcher responsibilities on the recently funded Vinnova project I-AIMS. These responsibilities will include: a literature review based on the findings on use of Large Language Models (LLMs) in intelligent agent design in interactive visuospatial tasks; experimental design, data collection and analysis with respect to human- technology interaction (autonomous vehicles); biometric analysis (emotion and eye tracking based analysis).


To qualify for this position you must have a Cognitive Science Bachelor's or Master's Degree. You must have knowledge of experimental design including qualitative and quantitative analysis. A key requirement is that you have demonstrable experience with biometric analysis, e.g. eyetracking or facial expression analysis. The candidate must be knowledgeable and have demonstrable experience with doing human-technology interaction based research, e.g. with robots or (semi-autonomous) vehicles. The candidate must have at least a basic knowledge of python and of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. Also knowledge of AI and Ethics and how these apply to use of Large Language Models (e.g. using Explainable AI methods) is a requirement.

The university will through this recruitment make a holistic assessment of aptitude and skills and select the applicant which is deemed to have the best pre-requisites to conduct and develop current tasks of the position, interact and collaborate with other staff, as well as contributing to a positive development of the Division and Department.


The position is a fixed-term employment (särskild visstidsanställning) of 11 months at a scope of 50%, and is placed at the Department of Applied Information Technology, The Division of Cognition and Communication. The start date is on December 1st 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group. Interviews may take place throughout the application period.

For further information regarding the position

- Regarding the position please contact Ben Clarke, Head of division: +46 766 - 18 35 39 - Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Tawfik, Human Resources Officer, +46 31 786 29 04


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: https: // www. gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, start by clicking the button “Apply”. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume / CV and data
  • Letter of intent where you state why you have applied for this position and how you meet the requirements
  • Degree certificate and other relevant documents
  • Two references
  • NB! We like you to design you application so that your CV is max 2 pages and letter of intent max 1 page.

    Closing date : 2023-11-30

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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