Postdoc in Designing human-centred AI

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  • Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Job advertisement – postdoc

Postdoc in Designinghuman-centred AI, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The section for Software, Data, People and Society (SDPS) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher on designing human-centred AI. The Postdoc will be part of a project, which has a focus on applied research. The overall goal of the project is to develop and test new approaches to designing human-centred AI together withsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) in the area of manufacturing and service. The purpose is to engage SMEs and support them in initiating or furthering use of AI whereby optimizing processes and improving business. Through the engagement, the candidate will draw on, apply and extend state-of-the art research on design approaches to human-centred AI.

Our Research

The SDPS Section’s research spans software and data management technologies to computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), information systems, and participatory methods for development of software systems. Our research aims to create value for society – often in an interdisciplinary setting and in collaboration with public and private stakeholders. It is housed within the main Science Campus, which is located in central Copenhagen. Further information on the Department is available at .

Job Description

The position is 24 months, starting March 1st 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The key tasks of the postdoctoral researcher are:

  • Engage and collaborate with SME’s within the manufacturing and service industry
  • Collaborate with researchers within the research group and with external project partners on developing new knowledge related to design of human-centred AI
  • Write scientific articles
  • Disseminate research nationally and internationally.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Formal requirements

Applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, and have good written and oral English skills. The assessment of your qualifications will also be made based on previous scientific publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Inquiries about the position can be made at [email protected] .

The postdoc’s duties will include research within human-computer interaction. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 5 December 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at .

Interviews will be held in January 2024.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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