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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 human-computer interaction, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, 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 Information Systems 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.
For more information about the division, please visit

Job assignments

The work consists of supporting researchers at the division of Informatics with analysis of qualitative data namely interviews and text data. The main tool to support data analyses is Nvivo software. The text data is already collected and the interviews are already transcribed and the language is business English at an advanced level. During the analysis, the applicant will work independently but in close contact with the responsible researcher. 


The applicant should have experience in the analysis of qualitative data and be able to code in nVivo. The applicant should have research experience of qualitative methods in fields such as informatics, management, or organization studies. A good command of the English language is required, and it is a merit to document the qualitative methods experience. In general, the applicant must have good analytical skills, be able to work independently, be thorough and have a high sense of quality.

The university will through this recruitment make a holistic assessment of aptitude and skills and select the applicant which is deemed to have the best pre-requisites to conduct and develop current tasks of the position, interact and collaborate with other staff, as well as contributing to a positive development of the Division and Department.


The position is a fixed-term employment of 2 months at a scope of 50 %, and is placed at the Department of Applied Information Technology.
The start date is as soon as possible.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.
Interviews and tests may take place throughout the application period.

For further information regarding the position

- Regarding the position please contact Tomas Lindroth, Head of division: +46 708-59 58 76
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Ödman, Human Resources Officer, +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, start by clicking the button “Apply”. 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.

The application is to be written in English.

The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume / CV and data
  • Cover letter where you describe why you have applied for this specific position and how you fulfill the criteria for the position
  • Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents
  • Two references to managers 

NB! We like you to design you application so that your CV is max 2 pages and cover letter max 1 page.

Closing date: 21st of January 2021


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.