SWEDEN: Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within Formal Reasoning Methods for Social Intelligent Systems

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DEADLINE: 15th September 2022

The Department of Computing science is offering a postdoctoral scholarship within the project “Smart Personalized Medication Assistant”. The scholarship is full-time for two years of full-time studies, starting 1st October 2022 or by agreement.

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Project description

With funding from the Kempe Foundation, the project “Smart Personalized Medication Assistant” aims to stretch a multidisciplinary collaboration within the departments of Computing Science, Nursing and Integrative Medical Biology.

The overall purpose of the project is to design and develop formal theories and software tools, e.g. a smart mixed reality support system for professional medication management. From the application point of view, the project aims to contribute to enhance safe and resource-effective handling of medication for patients and health professionals. From the theoretical foundations of Artificial Intelligence, the project aims to develop formal methods of dialogue and decision-making for social intelligent systems.

The project will introduce new tools of mixed reality for using in clinical settings. Moreover, the assessment of this emerging technology from an Artificial Intelligent trustworthy view will be explored during the project.

The postdoc is encouraged to bring his or her expertise and will get the opportunity to contribute to the development of new social intelligent systems by using technologies such as Microsoft Hololens 2.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with professionals in the healthcare domain, e.g. nurses, pharmacists and clinical settings.

The scholarship project is financed by the Kempe foundation. The scholarship is for two years with a starting date as agreed. The scholarship amounts to 350 000 SEK per year (around 34 000 Euros). The scholarship is not subject to tax.

Are you the person for this project? We welcome applications until September 15, 2022.


To qualify as a postdoctoral scholarship holder, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirement must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the decision about scholarship recipient.

Priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organizations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area.

Required qualifications are:

- A PhD degree in Computer Science domain or similar

- Good ability to co-operate and also take independent initiative are required.

- Strong skills in written and spoken English are required.

- Good software programming skills.

Desirable qualifications are:

- A strong track-record of academic peer-reviewed publications.

- Knowledge on formal Artificial Intelligent theories and methods, e.g. ontology reasoning, answer set programming, formal argumentation, BDI agents.

- Good skills in written and spoken Swedish.

- Experience programming mix-reality software applications.


A full application should include:

- Personal letter,

- Curriculum vitae CV with publication list,

- Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree of doctor is expected to be obtained

- Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,

- Copy of doctoral thesis and relevant articles,

- Contact information to two persons willing to act as references

- Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

The application should be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1488-22 should be sent electronically (in PDF format) to medel@diarie.umu.se (with reference number on the subject line). The closing date is September 15, 2022

Further details are provided by Juan Carlos Nieves, juan.carlos.nieves@umu.se

We look forward to receiving your application!