Lund University, LTH, Department of Automatic Control

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Do you want to be part of a research environment committed to address the challenges essential to create a future sustainable society that meets the needs of humanity? Then the two WASP Expedition positions of this project, located at Automatic Control and Mathematical Statistics respectively, are of interest to you. Controlling the physical world with our mind only, opens up for a vast number of exciting opportunities. Over the recent years, brain computer interfaces (BCIs) have improved steadily, both from advances in algorithms and in hardware. BCIs based on high time resolution electroencephalography (EEG) have a great potential in a wide area of applications. The overarching idea in this project is to apply a tight feedback loop around the complete individualized BCI learning process. By connecting all stages of the learning process, including feature extraction from the input brain data to the classification of neural patterns, the aim is to drastically decrease the problem with long learning times and improve accuracy and reliability. Utilizing and extending a number of state-of-the-art techniques, such as optimal time-frequency representations, Riemann geometry based learning, dual control theory and cognitive modeling combined with edge based cloud computing the intention is to provide an efficient platform for next-generation BCIs, demonstrable within the time span of the project as a consumer-friendly EEG BCI.

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for strategically basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program is initiated and generously funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) with 2.6 billion SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities to form a total budget of 3.5 billion SEK. Major goals are more than 50 new professors and more than 300 new PhDs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP please visit:

Job assignments
The research project is multidisciplinary combining statistics, feedback control and machine learning techniques with data from practical experiments on brain computer interfaces. The position also includes opportunities to teach and contribute to the scientific discussion and development at the department. The position also includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

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. Special circumstances might in extraordinary cases be applicable. The working languages are English and Swedish. Excellent skills in both spoken and written English is a requirement for the position. Interest in learning Swedish during the employment in Lund is desirable.

This is a qualifying appointment focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in the academic career and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. The basis of assessment is the ability to develop and implement research of good quality and teaching ability. Particular emphasis will be given to academic skills within the subject area.

We are looking for a person who is flexible and open, willing to cooperate and contribute to the overall working climate. Other basis of assessment are driving force and independence as well as ability to make new connections, communicate and cooperate with colleagues within and outside academia.

The position is a 2 year full time post doctoral position. The position is limited in time based on an agreement between the parties at the labor market (trade unions and employer's organisation). A postdoctor will receive a competitive monthly salary of 41 000 SEK with yearly raise.

The University is striving for gender equality and therefore encourages women to apply.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. 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 longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3916
  • Bo Bernhardsson, +46462228786
  • Karl-Erik Årzén, +46462228782
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 03.Dec.2018
Last application date 01.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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