Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

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 longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 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 CET

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