Senior Lecture position in Robotics and AI (RAI) at within the RAI team at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). The RAI team, led by Professor George Nikolakopoulos, is one of WASP’s new affiliated groups of excellence at LTU.

About the RAI team

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) subject at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for excellent researchers contributing to our growing activities. The RAI team is conducting fundamental research in all the aspects of robotics with a specific focus on Aerial, ground and Space robotics.

The vision of RAI is aiming in closing the gap from theory to real life, while the team has a strong expertise in field robotics. Specific application areas of focus are robotics for mines, construction sites, aerial inspection of aging infrastructure, multi-robotic search and rescue, multi sensorial fusion and multirobot coordination, including multirobot perception, decentralization and mission execution.

The RAI team has a strong European participation in multiple R&D&I projects, while RAI was also participating in the DARPA SUB-T challenge with the CoSTAR Team lead by NASA/JPL.

To strengthen our team on Robotics and AI, we recruit excellent researchers working in one or more of the following areas in Robotics perception and autonomy:

  • Deep Learning
  • Data Augmentation
  • Machine Vision
  • Data driven learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Learning Based Control


Senior lecturers (equivalent to assistant professor positions at other universities) are involved in education, educational development and research at the university. Senior lecturers must also keep abreast of the international development of the subject and supervise doctoral students. Senior lecturers are expected to contribute to the university’s development, to contribute to obtaining external funding to the subject and to participate in/show an interest in managerial and administrative tasks.

The duties of senior lecturers also include participating in research projects, communicating the outcomes via academic publications and being active in the research community within their own subject.

Furthermore, the senior lecturer is expected to collaborate with industry and society and to contribute to the activities of the WASP program and its national activities. The senior lecturer will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the senior lecturer can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

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