Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence
Stockholm University Department of Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-1830-21


at the Department of Psychology. Closing date: 15 July 2021.

The Department of Psychology is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences with about 200 employees and teaching over 1000 students every semester. The department carries out research and teaching on everything that affects the individual, from the genes and the brain to organisations and society.

Project description

The position is hosted by the Division of Biological Psychology and will be associated with the project “Intelligence through reasoning”. Much of the work will be carried out within the Digital Futures research centre that aims to shape an economically, environmental and socially sustainable society through digital transformation. The work will be conducted in a collaboration between the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University and the Division of Computational Science and Technology at The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. An important part of the project will be to disseminate findings in the form of scientific publications.

Main responsibilities

  • To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the field of artificial general intelligence. More specifically, the researcher will perform research on enhancing autonomy of intelligent agents within the above-named project, in particular in integration with contemporary contextual-behavioral models of language and cognition
  • To collaborate with researchers nationally and internationally.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

The candidates must have successfully passed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Digital Futures postdoc fellowships evaluation spring 2021.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.  The following criteria will be used for assessing candidates:

  • Research expertise: A track record demonstrating excellence.
  • Independence: Ability to formulate own original research ideas and conduct research independently.
  • Collaborative abilities: Ability to work as a part of team.
  • Communication abilities: Ability to fluently communicate research ideas and results.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • Expertise in the field of Artificial General Intelligence, in particular in relation to the non-axiomatic logic model.
  • Teaching abilities.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2021-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Robert Johansson, telephone: +46 8 16 36  85, 

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/06/2021


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