Researcher in Computer Science

Researcher in Computer Science


School of Science and Technology is seeking a researcher in Computer Science with direction Artificial Intelligence and Planning for a permanent position.

Subject area
The position is in Computer Science.

The researcher will work at the center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University, in the context of the AIPlan4EU EU H2020 project. AASS carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence. The main roles of AASS in AIPlan4EU include research in AI planning, hybrid planning and human-aware planning, as well as the integration of an AI planning service in the European AI-on-demand platform developed by the AI4EU EU H2020 project.

Duties and responsibilities
The The researcher will contribute to the scientific development of the AASS center in general, and in particular to the performance of the work in AIPlan4EU by developing methods for hybrid planning, human-aware planning, and the integration of AI planning tools in the European AI on-demand platform. The work will be done in close collaboration with other partners of the AIPlan4EU project and of the AI4EU project. The project may also involve physical robotic demonstrators. The researcher shall spend their working hours mainly on research. The appointment may also include teaching when there is a need within the organization. The share of teaching may not exceed a 20% of a full time post.

Those qualified for the appointment as a researcher are applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

It is not necessary to be familiar with the Swedish language, but proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.

Assessment criteria
General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability required to perform the duties well and to contribute to the future development of the research conducted within the subject.

A good and documented research record is required, together with solid theoretical background in Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the areas of automated planning, human-aware planning and hybrid-planning. The candidate must also have proven experience with using AI and planning in real physical systems like robots and sensor systems. Additionally, competence in the foundations of hybrid reasoning in AI is required, that is, the ability to integrate different AI techniques in a principled way, e.g., techniques for knowledge representation, reasoning, planning and machine learning. Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.

The researcher must have a demonstrated ability to work in, and strongly contribute to, international teams, especially in the context of European projects.

The position as researcher is a full-time permanent position. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Positions announced at Örebro University are, where appropriate, subject to a trial period.

For more information, please contact Prof. Alessandro Saffiotti, 019-303794, or Prof. Lars Karlsson, 019-303355.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

• A covering letter
• CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
• An account of research qualifications and experience
• Publication list
• Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
• Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2021-02-10. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


  • Arbetsplats: Örebro Universitet
  • 1 plats
  • Tillsvidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 januari 2021
  • Ansök senast: 10 februari 2021


Fakultetsgatan 1
ÖREBRO, 70182

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