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About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.


The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts education and research focusing on technology and natural sciences at two departments: Computer Science and Media Technology and Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. The faculty collaborates with companies and other organisations in order to raise the level of competence, create new products, develop activities and offer students an early connection to their future working life. Our research collaborations and staff from many different countries give our activities an international profile.


The Department of Computer Science and Media Technology offers research-linked education at first-cycle, second-cycle and doctoral levels. The department conducts research in computer science, information systems, software engineering and media technology. We are interested in research and education areas such as artificial intelligence, digital media, e-health, internet of things and game development.

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology 

Work duties

A postdoctoral researcher is primarily employed to conduct research. Teaching may also be included in the duties, though it may at most constitute a fifth of the total time.

The position concerns the use of AI, edge computing and software architecture for realizing Intelligent and Trustworthy IoT Systems. The research will be conducted in collaboration with industry partners.

There will be special focus on the application of such IoT systems in buildings, in particular on methods for developing digital twins and semantic maps of the environment in the building domain by using multimodal modes of data, such as, visual data from cameras, mobile devices, and other IoT sensors while also considering relevant system qualities. This provides a perception and state of the environment by sensing the surroundings, location, and object detection, as well as location-based-services, e.g. monitoring, tracking, and configuration. Machine learning approaches will be explored for managing computational redundancy via adaptive software and architectures, as well as high dimensional real-time anomaly detection. In the project, collaboration with industrial partners will be central.


A person who has completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree considered on par with a doctoral degree shall be qualified for employment as a postdoctoral researcher. Primary consideration should be given to a person who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise within three years. When calculating the three-year time frame, the starting point is the application deadline. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been completed at an earlier date. Special circumstances constitute time off because of illness, parental leave, clinical practice, union duties, or assignments relevant to the subject area.

Specific requirements for this position:
PhD degree in Computer Science, or related area.  

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Experience, knowledge and skills regarding IoT systems
  • Experience, knowledge and skills regarding edge computing and software architectures
  • Experience, knowledge and skills regarding the use of AI and in particular machine learning
  • Experience, knowledge and skills relevant to localization and mapping
  • Experience from industrial research and/or development”

In addition to formal competence, University employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way.

Assessment criteria

All applicants will be assessed on the basis of merits and skills. When evaluating the overall skills, it is considered a merit if the candidate has completed their doctoral degree/equivalent within the three-year time frame.

According to the Appointment Rules at Malmö University, the assessment criteria for a position as postdoctoral researcher are:

  • The quality and focus of the doctoral thesis
  • Research activities within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research

Further information

Deputy Head of Department for Research and Research Education, Reza Malekian, 040-665 78 65,

HR-specialist, Magdalena Brossing, 040-665 76 59,

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

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You apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the job advertisement, and that it is submitted to the University no later than 2022-11-10. The application must be written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages. As an applicant, you are responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The rules for appointment of teaching staff at Malmö University are regulated in the Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

Merits and qualifications must be documented according to Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2022/245 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2022/245.  

According to Malmö University’s qualifications portfolio, the application must include:

  • Documentation of research expertise
  • Documentation of teaching expertise
  • Documentation of expertise in engagement with wider society

The application must also include:

Applicants who have not completed a doctoral degree by the end of the application period may apply provided that all requirements for completion of the degree are met by the (intended) employment decision date. The dissertation date and fulfilled degree requirements must be substantiated at the time of application by the applicant’s main supervisor, director of studies or equivalent.

  • Personal qualifications portfolio (personal data, employment history as well as competencies and skills)
  • Copies of degree certificates (or a certificate with the dissertation date) and other relevant certificates
  • A brief account of research, teaching and other activities relevant to the position to which the application pertains, including a description of how the applicant envisions their future research and teaching
  • The doctoral thesis
  • The primary scientific and educational work to be considered (maximum three of each)


This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (‘Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow’) between Swedish Agency for Government Employers, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 19 November, 2021.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date


Union representatives

SACO-S Mats Syde,

OFR/ST Bodil Sterner,

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 10/11/2022 by clicking the apply button.


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