Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Computer Science

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, funded by the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Programme (WASP). We are looking for a strong PhD graduate to expand our research activities in the area of software technology.

The position is closely connected to the WASP Research Arena for Software, a recent initiative to bridge academic research in software technology and industrial practice in Sweden.

What we offer:

  • A creative, diverse, and collaborative working environment in one of the world's most innovative and most livable areas.
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within WASP
  • 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

Subject description
The subject area for this position is Software Technology.

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 includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The work duties includes:

  • 20% of working hours committed to activities related to the “WARA for Software” or (with the agreement of the supervisor) similar academia-industry bridge activities.  These activities include co-organising workshops, giving talks aimed at a practitioner audience, conducting or supporting industrial evaluation of academic research or applied industrial research, and supporting WASP graduate school activities linked to the WARA.
  • Supervision of PhD and MSc students within the subject area
  • Helping write grant proposals
  • Collaborating with industry and external academic researchers
  • Administrative talks related to the above activities

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.

The candidate should have:

  • A strong research background in Software Technology, ideally Program Analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of at least two of the following:
    -Compiler Construction or Program Analysis tools
    -Object-Oriented Programming
    -Functional or Logic Programming
  • Experience and demonstrated strong interest in at least one of: industrial software engineering, academic outreach to practitioners, or project management and supervision.
  • 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.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • A publication record related to the subject area
  • Excellent programming skills, demonstrated e.g. through industrial or Open Source software development
  • A good ability to collaborate

We will give preference to candidates with additional background in one or more of the following:

  • Empirical Evaluation of Software Technology
  • Industrial or Open Source software development experience
  • Source-Level Program Transformation Design and implementation of Domain-Specific
  • Languages Machine Learning
  • Robotics

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 research group, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment 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.  Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see the following link:

To apply for academic positions at LTH

Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system.

More information about the position

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/885
  • Christoph Reichenbach,
Published 30.Mar.2021
Last application date 10.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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