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Industrial Post-Doctoral position – Fall 2024

Website Zenseact

Can you imagine a world where road traffic accidents are nothing but a distant memory, and vehicles seamlessly navigate the streets with the power of cutting-edge software? How would it feel to make such a vision a reality? On top of that – how would you feel working alongside some of the brightest people in the industry and learn from the best? If it sounds appealing – apply today to join our genuine, inclusive culture and join us in uncovering new knowledge.

Accelerate Your Career, Shape the Future

The groundwork has already been laid, your project is well defined, and your knowledgeable and experienced academic and industrial supervisors are already waiting for you. No more lead time – you’ll dive straight into action, putting your ideas into motion and witnessing the impact firsthand.

This job as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Zenseact is a temporary employment, for a two-year research project.

Your mission and day-to-day tasks

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, your mission will be to conduct research on a strategic topic, contributing to our project, “The Map to Everywhere.” You will guide our efforts in this area, aiming to publish your findings in leading journals. Your research is expected to generate innovative ideas that can be spun off into product development, with support available for patent applications.

In this role, you will be supported by a group manager, an industrial main point of contact (Zenseact-employed), and a team of colleagues within a research group, coordinated by an academic coach. This is your chance to be at the forefront of automotive technology, revolutionizing the way we create maps for autonomous driving.

The Research Project – “The Map to Everywhere”.

Our mission is to redefine how we create maps necessary for autonomous driving by utilizing the fleet data. Your potential contributions could include:

  • Algorithms: Developing scalable algorithms for multi-robot SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).
  • Application and Proof-of-Concepts: Applying these algorithms to the crowd-sourcing of maps from a large number of vehicles.
  • Assessment and Validation: Demonstrating the usefulness and scalability of these algorithms on large datasets.

WASP – Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program

This position is aimed for the WASP – Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, in collaboration with one of the five partner universities, see more here.

An industrial postdoc is a person with a PhD who conduct industrially motivated research in the context of a collaboration between a company and a university research group. The industrial postdoc instrument is primarily aimed at recently graduated PhDs who are considering a career as an industry researcher or at PhDs who are already employed at a company and engaged in research tasks.

The duration of the WASP industrial postdoc project is two years.

So, who are you?

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and curious individual with a comprehensive data-driven and scientific mindset. As a self-driven and independent thinker, you should be able to see the big picture, identify logical patterns, and perform detailed analysis. This role demands someone who is motivated by being at the forefront of knowledge, accelerating innovation, and shaping the future. A natural collaborator, you should therefore be comfortable working both individually and collaboratively.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Education: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Vision, or a related field.
  • Passion: A main focus for research aimed at enhancing road traffic safety, with the overall goal of eliminating road traffic losses.
  • Communication: Excellent proficiency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Networking: Ability to build and maintain national and international networks within your area of expertise.
  • Publications: A record of contributing to respected conferences and journals such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICRA, IROS, NeurIPS, etc., will be favorably regarded.

Collaboration at Its Best

Join forces with leading academic minds with our university partners, as well as researchers from Zenseact and Volvo Cars. This collaborative effort is designed to spark innovation, foster dynamic research, and promote progress.

What to Expect

Develop state-of-the-art algorithms leading to research papers, patents, algorithms and solutions.

Test and refine your innovations with real-life automotive data from industry giants Volvo Cars and Zenseact.

Project Timeline

The project unfolds over two years, starting in January 2025.

How to learn more and apply?

For questions regarding the position, please contact Jonas Ekmark, recruiting manager, +46 733 330908, [email protected].

For questions regarding the research project, please contact Erik Stenborg, project leader, [email protected]

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rahell Rada, [email protected]

Please apply no later than 2024-08-19. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

What more do we offer?

Flexible-remote way of working: Zenseact has a flexible and modern approach, thus is happy to offer to its employees the possibility for a combination of work at the office and from home. Note that this does not include fully remote work from outside Sweden/China.

More about Zenseact

Our software makes a difference.
Using AI-based technology to create the ultimate driver support, we’re fighting to end car accidents and make roads safe for everyone. Every year, around 1,2 million people die in traffic while approximately 50 million people get injured. Many get disabled as a result of their injury. We can do better.

One purpose, one product.
We’re a software company dedicated to revolutionizing car safety. By designing the complete software stack for autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems, we’re fighting to end car accidents and make roads safe for everyone. Zenseact was founded by Volvo Cars, and the teams are based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Shanghai, China. When we aim for zero accidents faster, we strive to speed up the transition to safe automation. This is essentially achieved by making cars updatable – like a computer or a phone. With regular software updates, a vehicle can be made safer long after its production. By accelerating improvement loops, shortening development cycles, and deploying high-capacity software quickly, we can make cars safer, faster.

Culture with people at heart
To achieve our mission of saving lives and ending traffic accidents is to go where nobody has before. It requires us to venture into the unknown, pioneering new technology and pushing the frontier of autonomous driving. While there’s no denying our determination and expertise, we must stand united to succeed. By fostering a culture of support and enablement – a place of psychological safety where all of us can thrive – everything else will follow. We call this a people-at-heart culture. This culture means caring. It means the company cares about me, and we care about one another. It means sharing, so we give each other energy and have fun together. Our culture is also about belonging. It’s important to feel at home and that we can be ourselves at work. Finally, a people-at-heart culture means well-being. So, we enjoy the flexibility needed to be and do our best – at work and in life.

Zenseact works proactively to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, where individual differences are appreciated and respected. To drive innovation we see diversity as an asset, which means we value and respect differences in gender, race, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age etc.
Interviews are held on a continuous basis, so we highly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

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