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The Functional Programming group at Chalmers is world-class. It has long worked on property-based testing and on domain specific languages for hardware design and verification or for low level programming. The group also has an interest in testing and verification of machine learning algorithms. The role as postdoctoral researcher is to participate actively in research in domain specific languages and to cooperate with other researchers and doctoral students within the area. The successful candidate is also expected to generally contribute to the development of the Functional Programming Group. The ability to build links to other research groups at the department or elsewhere would be an advantage. Importantly, the postdoctoral researcher will be given ample time to develop his/her own research directions.

Major responsibilities
The postdoctoral researcher will carry out independent research on functional programming and on domain specific languages for programming field programmable gate arrays, GPUs or other novel architectures. He or she will work with Mary Sheeran and colleagues within the Functional Programming group and in the Information Security Group, including on the SSF funded Octopi project about secure programming of the Internet of Things.

Please find more information about our current research and active researchers within the groups via the following link:

Position summary
The position provides full time employment for a maximum of two years. The major responsibility is research, but the position may include up to 20% teaching, depending on the department’s current teaching needs.

To qualify for the position of postdoctoral researcher, you must have a doctoral degree in computer science or a related field. To qualify for the specialist position of researcher, you should in addition have significant research experience and good pedagogical qualifications.

Competitive candidates are those who have a strong background in functional programming and domain specific languages. You should not only be a skilled researcher, but also an excellent programmer and software tool builder. We will pay particular attention to your ability to convey research ideas in writing and in presentations.

English is the working language for research and Masters level teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In this light, fluency in English is mandatory, while knowledge of Swedish is not required. However, Chalmers offers Swedish courses for those who are interested.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our aim is to actively increase our gender balance in both our department and division. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants for our positions. As an employee at Chalmers and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, you are given the opportunity to contribute to our active work within the field of equality and diversity. We are working broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. For more information, visit our website:

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190274 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• details about education and work history
• complete list of publications
• teaching experience
• Industrial experience
• two references whom we can contact (name, title and affiliation, email address)

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) of at most 3 pages where you present:
• yourself and your qualifications
• previous research fields and main research results
• future goals and research interests

Other documents:
• A document that you have written (for example a paper, tech report or thesis)
• Two letters of recommendation together with the name and contact information of the referees who wrote them. It is preferable that you directly include letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request letters for all applicants.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 August 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Mary Sheeran,

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