Postdoctoral researchers in Computer Science
August 15, 2023
Working Time:Full time
Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1-03667/2023
We are looking for up to two postdoctoral researchers in machine learning and computer vision for a fixed-term position at the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University.
The subject area for this position is machine learning for computer vision and/or robotic perception. There are two main research themes: explainability and interpretability for computer vision; and long-term robotic perception and learning. The successful candidate should have a solid theoretical background in machine learning or computer vision. Experience in explainability and interpretability for computer vision, or experience in applying machine learning and computer vision to robotic perception, is relevant but not mandatory.
The researchers are to be based at Örebro University’s Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS, https:// www. oru.se/aass), which carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and computer science. The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, and a major national initiative for strategic basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP please visit: https:// wasp-sweden.org/.
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.
The successful candidate shall be engaged to primarily conduct research by developing, implementing, and testing novel algorithms in computer vision or robotic perception, and publishing these results in high-impact peer-reviewed venues.
There may also be the opportunity to participate in co-supervision of doctoral students.
Those qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants who at the time of appointment hold a doctoral degree or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. Applicants with doctoral degrees that have been awarded no more than 3 years prior to the application deadline are to be considered first. The applicant may not previously have held a position as a postdoctoral researcher for more than one year in the same subject and at the same higher education institution. The position is for a term of at least 2 years initially but may be extended for a further 1 year. If the person during the period of employment has been on parental leave, the period of employment is to be extended by the corresponding number of days. The period of employment may also be extended in the event of absence due to illness.
A basis for the assessment is the applicant’s ability to disseminate information and communicate; collaborate and engage with the wider community; and facilitate utilisation of the university’s research. In addition, the applicant’s suitability for the position will be assessed. Suitability refers to the applicant demonstrating the personal qualities required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities at hand, the ability to cooperate with other members of staff, and the ability to contribute to the development of the operations.
Particular attention is to be paid to the applicant’s prospects of contributing to the future development of both research and education. Importance is also attached to a demonstrated ability and ambition to embark on a career within academia.
The assessment of the candidates is based on previous research and publication records and suitability to the topics outlined above. The assessment criteria for this position shall be:
· Expertise in the above research fields including publications in relevant conferences and journals.
· Experienced in programming and use of current frameworks for computer vision and machine learning.
· Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
· Good interpersonal and cooperative skills.Information
This is a full-time position for two (or three) years. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For more information about the scientific aspects of this position, please contact Dr. Stephanie Lowry, e-mail: .
For other information regarding this position, please contact the Head of AASS, Professor Lars Karlsson, +46 19303355, e-mail: .
At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.
Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.
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:
· Cover letter (max 1 page, in English)
· CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience, and including names of two academic references who may be contacted (if needed)
· Account of research qualifications and experience
· Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
· Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. More information for applicants will be found on our career site: https: // www. oru.se/english/career/available-positions/applicants-and-external- experts/
The application deadline is 2023-08-15. We look forward to receiving your application!
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As directed by the National Archives of Sweden ( Riksarkivet ), we are 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.