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Postdoctors in informatics

Department of Informatics




  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Place Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37,000 students and about 4,700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. Notably, the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is key. We also take pride in delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. In fact, the future is made here.

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Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI) has established itself as a leading actor within the study of digital innovation and digital transformation. Through a significant donation from the Wallenberg Foundations, SCDI now has the opportunity to strengthen its operations through the Wallenberg Digital Innovation Program. The program involves an increased focus on outreach as well as a strengthening of the research environment through an ambitious, multi-year postdoctoral program. At the Umeå University node, SCDI is established at the Department of Informatics.

As an SCDI postdoctoral fellow you will focus on conducting research and publishing on the highest academic level (AIS Basket of Eight, FT50). You will be part of newly formed constellations where you will work in close collaboration with colleagues from both the department of Informatics and the other nodes in SCDI, Stockholm School of Economics and Gothenburgs University, as well as Rise and other partners from industry and the public sector. Your research is expected to be of stellar quality and contribute to enhanced digital capabilities in industry and the public sector. We would like you to make a scientific contribution focusing on the consequences of AI: How AI affects strategy and business models, decision-making, organization, algorithmic work, etc. If you have a different focus, this is also possible as long as it is within the scope of SCDI's vision.

For further information on SCDIs vision and intent, see www.scdi.se. We kindly ask you to be as precise as possible in your application as to which field of research you would like to direct your contribution, and in which way you can contribute to SCDI research.

To be eligible, the applicant must have a doctoral degree in informatics or equivalent. The applicant must have documented research experience in the field of informatics/information systems, digital innovation and digital transformation. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. The position requires good knowledge of English as a working language. Documented experience of research in the social sciences and experience of advanced qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Assessment will be conducted based on the candidate’s potential for acting as a positive force within SCDI. This requires an excellent scientific capability (scientific method, theoretical foundation and publishing), excellent collaboration abilities and the capability to interact and collaborate with SCDI partners within industry and the public sector. You must be outgoing and flexible in your way of working, you take your own initiatives and are able to work independently. You are a person who takes full responsibility for the tasks you have to carry out. The work also requires that you have a good ability to collaborate with others both within and outside Umeå University. 

Further, the recruitment of a total of six post-docs at three departments (Umeå University being one) means that we will coordinate the recruitment in the aspiration for synergies among the research fields.

About the employment 
The employment is limited to full-time for 2 years from autumn 2024/2024-09-01 or as agreed. Placement is at the Department of Informatics, Umeå University. The employee is expected to perform parts of his work at the institution and participate in the unit's other activities.

Application is done through the recruitment system Varbi. The application is to be written in English since it will be reviewed by an international group of leading researchers. The following documents are to be attached:

- Resume/CV and data including previous and present employment and academic background 
- Letter of intent with motivation of why you have applied for the position and arguments of your qualifications for the position and brief statements of research plans. We would like to see that you in the letter of intent relate to the existing operations within SCDI, and show how your ambition and intent is related to SCDIs vision.
- A numbered list of publications. 
-Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents (copy of degree certificates, etc.)
- Two references with contact information

If you are also interested in the post-doc positions at other SCDI nodes, please make sure to apply to these positions in parallel. 

Department of Informatics 
At the Department of Informatics, research and education are conducted with a focus on digitization of society, organizations and interaction. Digital technology has become an enabler for changing ways of living and conducting business. In our research, we study these changes and processes of change and we study the interaction between humans and technology to understand the possibilities of technology and it’s limitations. In our studies of digitalization, we move in many contexts such as the public sector, media, games, entertainment, finance companies, entrepreneurship, IT companies, manufacturing industry and trade. Read more about our research environment at www.umu.se/informatik

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Autumn 2024


Montly Salary

Application deadline


Registration number

AN 2.2.1-209-24


Katrin Jonsson, Prefekt


Jonny Holmström, Föreståndare SCDI


Tina Lundmark, HR-samordnare


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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.