Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37,000 students and about 4,700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. Notably, the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is key. We also take pride in delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. In fact, the future is made here.

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The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic institution with approximately 120 employees from more than 20 different countries. We conduct education and research in a broad spectrum of the computer science field.

The research group within Responsible AI was set up to study the ethical and social impact of AI, while supporting decision-making to implement the development of tools and methods to mitigate negative effects.

The position is full-time, for a period of 12 months. Entry as soon as agreed. The position is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW).

Main tasks

Your primary task is to develop an interactive platform for displaying, managing and tracking ethical and legal requirements for building responsible AI systems. You will work closely with industry partners and domain experts within and outside the department to gather requirements and evaluate the platform. The work also includes writing (academic) reports describing the project's results.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or information science or a related area.
  • Experience or training in designing and implementing web development is necessary. More specifically, the research engineer should have knowledge of modern languages, libraries and frameworks, such as Node.JS, Angular, React, Vue.
  • Experience or training in the design and implementation of user experience (UX) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of theories for implementing decision support systems, knowledge representation or system auditing is an advantage.
  • Good team player and problem solving skills 

You are a team-player with the ability to handle large amount of data and complex problem solving.


A complete application must contain:

  • A personal motivation letter describing why you are suitable for the advertised position
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of diplomas
  • Contact information for two reference persons
  • Other relevant information, such as documentation of software development experience, or code samples.

The application must be submitted via the Varbi e-recruitment system no later than 2020-08-15.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Andreas Theodorou, 090-786 6797, e-mail, or Prof. Virginia Dignum, e-mail

Start date

As soon as possible, by agreement.

We welcome your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-966-20
  • Andreas Theodorou, 090-7866797
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 17.Jun.2020
Last application date 15.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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