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About the department

At the Department of Applied Information Technology, critical and interdisciplinary research is conducted in an international environment of the highest quality with great relevance to the surrounding society. Our researchers are in the midst of the debate to help explain and problematize IT- and society-related challenges linked to the digitalization of society.

We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and technology in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, Internet of Things, mobile communication, robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching.

We provide education at Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of society. The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as the civil society.

About the division of informatics

The Division of Informatics consists of approximately thirty researchers who work specifically on issues related to digital innovation, open innovation, digital platforms and digitalization of the public sector. The researchers are regularly published in international top journals.

All teaching at the division's program, Master in Digital Leadership and the Bachelor's programme System Science reflect the strong research environment.

In both research and education, the division has a long tradition of working closely with industry and the public sector. The division hosts the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, SCDI, and also offers contract teaching.
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Blockchain lab (BLAB) is an initiative for creating a creative environment that allows researchers and students involved with SCDI to work with blockchain solutions in their studies and research at the Department of Applied Information technology located at Campus Lindholmen in Gothenburg.

We are looking for short-term student assistants in Blockchain Lab for autumn 2020 and spring 2021. This autumn and next spring the lab work will consist of working with Interreg North Sea project partners and gathering data related to early blockchain solutions to benefit the European public sector.

Job assignments

Your tasks in Blockchain Lab consists of supporting researchers in research projects including data gathering and analyses. Tasks can be carried out virtually.


We are looking for admitted students with a background in IT or law and preferable at the very late stages of their studies (thesis-work stage), for example from our program ”Information Systems: IT, Users and Organizations” or similar. Knowledge or experience of blockchain space is seen as a merit, but not as a requirement.


This is an fixed-term employment (allmän visstidsanställning) at 25 % of full-time for 9 months at the Department of Applied Information Technology. The employment will start on the 5th of October 2020 or as agreed. Adjustment to a shorter period can be discussed during an interview.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.
Interviews may be held continuously.

For further information regarding the position

For further information, please contact Senior lecturer Juho Lindman,, 0723-526143.
For questions regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Human Resources Officer Emil Fägerwall Ödman, +46 31 786 29 04


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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 1st of October 2020


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.