Amanuens in the project "NLP to Ensure the Consistency of Safety Cases"

Amanuens in the project "NLP to Ensure the Consistency of Safety Cases"


Information about the project
The positions will give the successful candidates the chance to actively contribute to a cutting-edge research project and to get insights into how research is conducted at Chalmers Technical University and the University of Gothenburg. At the same time, the positions offer the opportunity to learn more about software engineering for safety-critical systems and about natural language processing, both topics in high demand at the local industry in Gothenburg and beyond.

The positions will support the research project "NLP to Ensure the Consistency of Safety Cases" which investigates how natural-language processing can support engineers in identifying when the terminology used in a safety case diverges from the terminology of the rest of the development artifacts such as requirements, design documents, and code. The project is run by Jan-Philipp Steghöfer in the Software Engineering Division and Peter Ljunglöf in the Functional Programming Division. The successful candidates will work closely with these two principal investigators.

Job description
The successful candidates will be working with a dataset provided by the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Their main responsibility will be to manually annotate the data set to identify any existing inconsistencies between the safety cases and the requirements and/or manually introducing such inconsistencies. This will prepare future work on applying NLP approaches to the problem. The final dataset will be published for inclusion in a NLP evaluation conference, such as SemEval ( The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be co-authors of that publication.

Contract terms
Temporary employment four months. The positions are 20% of a full-time equivalent

Your qualifications
The positions require excellent command of the English language, fundamental understanding of software development process and the involved artifacts, ability to structure own work as well as to work independently towards a goal. Experience in natural language processing and in data preparation for NLP tasks are desirable.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20200607  and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter

Other documents (optional):
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview.

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 11 January 2021

For questions, please contact:
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, SE Div.,, +46 31 772 1043
Peter Ljunglöf, FP Div,, 46 31 772 106

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Our aim is to actively increase our gender balance in both our department and division. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants for our positions. As an employee at Chalmers and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, you are given the opportunity to contribute to our active work within the field of equality and diversity. We are working broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. For more information, visit our website.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 2 platser
  • 3 - 6 månader
  • Deltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 10 december 2020
  • Ansök senast: 11 januari 2021


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

Liknande jobb

18 maj 2021

18 maj 2021

17 maj 2021

17 maj 2021