Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-class expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our research is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB and Epiroc and with leading universities around the world. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. We are today 1,770 members of staff and have 17,200 students.

In the coming years, investments amounting to many billions will be made in large projects in the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern Sweden. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and offers a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand.

The research topic of Pervasive and Mobile Computing focuses on basic and application-oriented research in software systems, distributed applications, and human-computer interaction in several application areas. In recent years, the group has also focused specifically on how computer game technology can be applied to new areas such as learning and health. To strengthen our efforts in applied game technologies, we are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher interested in applied game technology.

Subject description
Pervasive and mobile computing address distributed systems and mobile networks, which enable mobility, ubiquity and interactivity of computers, data, software and users.

Project description
The work will be done in collaboration with researchers both within and outside the research group, as well as with several different external partners. Read more on the project at:

Examples of suitable research direction
– development of a model for designing collaborative gamification interventions for active school transport.
– integrating gamification in persuasive technologies to support behaviour change toward active school transport.

The postdoctoral researcher will be actively involved in the ideation, design, and implementation of games for pupils in primary school to promote children’s natural opportunity for everyday movement through Active school transport. To prepare for future academic positions, a postdoctoral position can include pedagogical development and teaching up to 20%.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who can conduct modern research both independently and as part of a team. The qualifying background for applicants is a doctoral degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Priority is given to candidates who have completed a doctoral degree within three years before the application deadline.

You must have proven competence and skills in several programming languages ​e.g., JavaScript, PHP, Java, C# and experience of web development (frontend and backend). Additionally, previous experience in game development (portfolio) and publications in high impact journal will be considered a merit.

You must be able to express yourself in English, at advanced level, in writing and orally to present and publish research results.

The department wishes to increase the proportion of women from the current 15% and provided that the qualifications are the same, female applicants will therefore be given priority.

Further information
For this employment, a full-time employment period of two years with placement in Skellefteå applies.

For further information about the position, please contact Senior Lecturer Solomon Oyelere, (+46)910-58 5317, or Head of division Robert Brännström, (+46)910-58 5358,

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 or OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, list of publications, and personal letter summarizing your background, research interests, motivation for the project, and long-term goals. Submit copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities and mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 3083-2021
Last day of application: November 15, 2021

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