Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

We are offering a fully-funded two-year postdoctoral position in Programming Tools at Lund University [1], funded by the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Programme (WASP). We are looking for a strong PhD graduate to strengthen research activities in programming tools and domain-specific languages in one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Automatic code cleanup / refactoring
  • Domain-specific languages for software performance analysis

  • 'Smart' module systems utilising program and performance analysis

Candidates should have a background in research on programming tools, compilers, programming languages, domain-specific languages, or closely related areas. Experience with declarative programming, program transformation, clone detection, the design of module or component systems, or machine learning is a bonus.

They should have substantial programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas:

  • Object-Oriented programming
  • Program analysis
  • Software performance analysis

What we offer:

  • A creative, diverse, and collaborative working environment in one of the world's most innovative and most livable areas [2]

  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within WASP [3]
  • Opportunities for participating in international research conferences and for connecting with scientists and practitioners around the world

  • Additional funding for equipment and travel

  • Competitive compensation

  • Opportunities to help supervise PhD students and work on grant proposals





Programming Tools

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Research in the subject area includes conceptualization of research efforts, implementation, publishing of results, and assisting supervision of PhD and Master's students working in related projects. In addition, the post-doctoral researcher is expected to help in writing grant proposals, to collaborate with industry and external academic researchers, and to work in the administration related to all these work duties.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research within the subject.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • A publication record related to the subject area.
  • Excellent programming skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 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 Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and research background. Make sure to describe any relevant experience in the skills listed in the job profile above. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment After agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2909
  • Prof Görel Hedin, Deputy Head of Department, +46462229644
  • Dr Christoph Reichenbach, Supervisor,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 13.Sep.2017
Last application date 20.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CEST

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