Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Here you have an opportunity to belong to an innovative research environment that develops new knowledge about one of the great societal challenges of our time – to support and understand the digital transformation in companies and in society.

At the Division of Digital Services and Systems at Luleå University of Technology, we have a need to employ a senior research engineer in information systems with a focus on data science. The department includes the subject information systems and the center formations Center for Distance Spanning Technology and Center for Security in Society and Critical Infrastructures. The research within the department focuses on an overarching level on sustainable digital transformation from societal, organizational and individual perspectives. We do this by conducting teaching and research in the areas of responsible digital innovation, data-driven decision making and information security.

The subject includes studies, and development, of digital practices, resources, artifacts and systems. At Luleå University of Technology, research focuses on developing knowledge about, and influencing, the ongoing digital transformation in society with the goal of contributing to a sustainable society where we take our starting point in local conditions for achieving global change. Within the subject, we conduct teaching in four educational programs: Systems Science, Digital Service Development, Computer Science and Information Security.

Subject description
The research subject Information systems focuses on the design and use of information technology in relation to humans, organizations, and societies.

This senior research engineering position with a focus on data science means that you support the various research, development and innovation projects that are conducted in the subject specifically towards health and food analysis. The results achieved are communicated at various meetings with relevant actors outside the academy. The current tasks give you a unique opportunity to become part of a creative and innovative research group and conduct the work in close collaboration with industry and the surrounding society.

For this position we look for a person that takes initiative, are communicative and have an interest in collaborating with people, and contribute to the subject of information systems’ contact network with local and regional actors. You have a bachelor or master degree in medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, or related fields. You should have experience of working in a research project. It is an advantage if you have previous courses in neuroscience, food industry, and data science (data analysis).

As a person, you enjoy:

– Develop collaboration with various actors in society
– Design and lead your own work towards common project goals
– Take your own initiatives, think in new directions and solve practical problems that arise

You should have the following qualifications:

– Sc. or BSc. in medicine, pharmacy, chemistry or related fields
– Taken courses (including MOOCs) in the areas of health, neuroscience, food, data analysis, etc.
– Worked in research projects, either individually or with supervision
– Good knowledge in English
– Internship, or other professional experience

The position is full-time and limited to 6 months (can be extended). Place of employment is Luleå. Access 1 September 2022.

For more information, please contact Professor Ahmed Elragal +46 (0)920-49 3670

Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 (0)920-49 1529 and OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button belowThe application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Closing date for applicationsJuly 20, 2022
Reference number: 2708-2022

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