Humlab is a place where the humanities, culture and information
technology meets and engage. At Humlab, we are working with
students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international
guests across interdisciplinary boundaries. This work is empowered
by an open and creative studio environment extending two campuses,
with a rich ecology of digital platforms. Humlab is part of the
Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, with about 20 employees within
research, education, technical support, software development and
administration. Further information is available on our
We are looking for a software developer with an interest in
tools- and method development, who wants to work in an academic
environment with researchers in the fields such as archeology,
media studies, language, philosophy and history. The work requires
creativity, skills (and a willingness to learn new skills) and the
ability to independently solve problems. Does this sound like you?
Then you can be the next person joining our team.
Humlab is a center of excellence within the field of digital
humanities, with an advanced and purposeful technical environment
and a wide range of competences and skills within the field. Humlab
has since a couple of years a strategic focus on applied 'text
analysis' and 'critical data visualization' - areas closely related
to data science, "big data" and data-driven research.
Humlab wants to strengthen and deepen competences and skills
within the use and adaptation of linguistic technologies, tools and
methods, as well as within visualization of different types of
spatial-temporal data. These areas have much in common, e.g. when
annotating entities in text (such as time, location, people, events
and relationships) to enable visual and geographical
representations of the text. Another example is to find and
visualize themes in texts (so called topic modelling).
As a part of this venture, Humlab is now hiring a system
developer/programmer with expertise in one or more of these areas.
This position involves working in some of the many ongoing research
projects at Humlab that require these kinds of competences.
- Bachelor degree in Computer science, or other relevant Bachelor
degree, and documented experience from software
- Competence/experience from textual analysis, data
visualization, linguistics or data science.
- Documented experience in web UI design & development.
- Practical experience of working with databases (design and
- Practical experience of software development in projects run by
- Excellent knowledge in Swedish and/or in English, both written
- Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate
with colleagues in teams and projects.
Other desirable qualifications
- Experience from own research or working in an academic
- Experience from composing applications for research
- Experience of running your own research project.
- Experience of single-board computers (e.q. Arduino).
- Competence in statistics.
- Experience within the field of humanities or cultural
The application should include a cover letter, your Curriculum
Vitae (CV), copies of relevant degree certificates, contact details
and at least two references.
The application should be submitted in the University
recruitment system no later than the 20th of April, 2018.
Admission 2018-08-01 or upon agreement.
Probationary employment can be required.
For further information about the position, please contact
Director Stefan Gelfgren, +4690 786 50 87,
Humlab would like to see female applicants for this position as
we are actively striving to establish a balance in genders amongst