1–2 Forskningsingenjörer med inriktning mot datavetenskap och visualisering

Updated: 3 days ago
Deadline: 14 Oct 2021

Published: 2021-09-08

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

In recent years the ongoing digitalization of society has increasingly affected the methodologies, approaches and critical perspectives of the humanities and social sciences.

Digital Humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It includes the systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as the analysis of their application. DH is based on interdisciplinary collaboration and a willingness to work across disciplinary, institutional as well as national boundaries.

The Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University (CDHU) leads and curates the digital transformation of the humanities and social sciences at the university. CDHU’s assignments are threefold:

  • research-initiating activities (seminars, workshops and major events) as well as support for individual projects and applications
  • pedagogy and knowledge exchange, including initiating, developing and supporting education in Digital Humanities from master's level to doctoral researchers; and
  • the development of a technical infrastructure to support research in the field of DH.
  • CDHU is currently governed by a director and supported by a deputy director and a research coordinator. The operation is supported by a steering board that spans distinguished professors across the disciplinary domains of Humanities and Social Sciences

    For more information here: http://www.uu.se/digitalhumanities

    About the employment: Permanent employment of 50–100% from November 1st or as otherwise agreed. 6 months probationary employment may be applied. The employment is linked to CDHU, with a formal placement at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Information Studies, Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies), Faculty of the Arts at Uppsala University.

    Tasks and responsibilities: As a research engineer/system developer, you will be responsible for supporting researchers and research projects in the humanities and social sciences that are connected to CDHU. You will be working in close collaboration with other employees at CDHU but also together with the CDHU partners at SNIC/Uppmax and the University Central IT unit. The core tasks are to help initiate and technically support research projects located at CDHU, and to participate in the long-term development of the Centre’s digital research infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences. This includes:

    • Having a leading technical role in the computational cloud environment that CDHU is developing for data analysis, curation and processing;
    • Setting up and maintaining servers and virtual machines in the cloud environment, for both research and teaching purposes; and, additionally,
    • Tailoring code and creating and modifying applications for specific research and pedagogical purposes.

    Qualification requirements: We are looking for a candidate with an MSc in computer/systems science, IT, with a specialization in geographic information systems, 3D Modelling or equivalent. You have the ability to understand and navigate the problems and needs of researchers and to deliver technical solutions in terms of code, configurations and adaptations of existing tools and tool-chains. You have a genuine interest and curiosity in analyzing data and implementing technologies and methods relevant to humanities research and in participating CDHU’s activities. You also have:

    • Documented experience of configuring and managing relevant databases (e.g. SQL/PostgreSQL, PostGIS etc.)
    • Documented experience/knowledge of CIDOC-CRM and other data standards
    • The ability to collaborate and to quickly adapt and familiarize yourself with new technical solutions, as well as to develop and supplement your own skills.

    Examples include:

    -GIS and spatial analysis (QGIS or ArcGIS, including working with georeferencing and geographic transformations, standardization and harmonization of GIS data, etc)

    -configuring programming/data analysis platforms of particular relevance to researchers (e.g. Project Jupyter, R, MatLab).

    Other qualification requirements:

    • Fluency in the English language.
    • Great emphasis is placed upon good communication skills as well as commitment to inclusion, equality and diversity.
    • Great emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities such as initiative, problem-solving ability, flexibility and the ability to work together.

    Desirable/meritorious in other respects:
    • Previous experience of working with digital research infrastructure, especially for the humanities and social sciences.
    • Documented experience/knowledge of 3D modelling and immersive environment development (eg photogrammetry)
    • Documented experience of working across disciplines.
    • Documented ability of teaching and other pedagogical work concerning GIS.
    • Documented experience of developing web-based interfaces adapted for different platforms/front end development.
    • Documented experience of interactive or immersive visualization of humanities and social sciences data.
    • Experience of working with or studying digital or other humanities.
    • Good knowledge of Swedish.
    • Doctoral degree.

    Instructions: We are looking forward to receiving your application documents:

    • Cover Letter,
    • CV,
    • Any documents that support your application,
    • 2-3 references.

    Salary: Individual salary.

    Starting date: November 1st or as otherwise agreed.

    Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period may be applied.

    Scope of employment: 50-100%

    For further information about the position please contact: Anna Foka, Director for the Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University, anna.foka@abm.uu.se or Åse Hedemark, Head of department of ALM, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se .


    Please submit your application by 14th of October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3323.

    Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

    Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

    Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.


    Placement: Department of ALM

    Type of employment: Full-time/Part-time , Permanent position

    Pay: Individual salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 50-100%

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

    Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
    ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
    Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3323

    Last application date: 2021-10-14


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