Senior research engineer in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Jun 2023

18 May 2023
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Luleå University of Technology
Research Field

Engineering » Electrical engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

18 Jun 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Robotics & AI Group at Luleå University of Technology are looking for a new senior research engineer with a focus on working with realistic simulation software, and the integration of onboard sensors (cameras, LiDARs, radars) and autonomy modules into such simulation environments. Additionally, you will assist in general software development, integration, and testing, within national and European Union research projects.

Project description
You will join an excellent team and collaborate with a diverse group of people working in the field of Robotics and AI.


  • Actively working to develop a ROS-enabled simulation platform using Unity.
  • Actively working to incorporate ROS-enabled custom sensors for use in Unity.
  • Actively working to design and model 3D worlds having procedural and high level-of-detail (LOD) mesh factors.
  • Generating data-driven simulation environments for autonomy tests from real-world sensor data
  • Incorporating and testing various autonomy modules (path planning, SLAM, etc.) in realistic simulation environments
  • Assisting in the group’s research efforts through software development (optimizing existing code, translating code from one language to another, writing low-level code for new sensor integration). Mainly working in ROS / ROS2 and C++.
  • Assisting in managing, procurements, experimentation, and field trials, within existing research projects
  • Qualifications

  • Holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Robotics/Electrical engineering or equivalent educational background in relevant subjects.
  • Knowledge and prior experience with C++, C#, python languages.
  • Knowledge and prior experience or willingness to learn with ROS-1, 3.ROS-2 and ROS#.
  • Experience with simulation engine platforms like Unity, Gazebo or Unreal.
  • Experience or willingness to work with ROS APIs, ROS# APIs.
  • Further information
    Fulltime time position for 12 months, with a possibility for extension. Placement: Luleå. Starting: as soon as possible or upon agreement.

    For further information about the position, please contact Chaired Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298,   

    Union representatives:
    SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529  
    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, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

    Reference number: 2157-2023
    Closing date for applications: 2023-06-19

    Research Field
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent


    Research Field
    Engineering » Electrical engineering
    Years of Research Experience
    1 - 4

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    Luleå University of Technology
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    Luleå tekniska universitet

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