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Head of the AI Sweden Edge Learning Center

We are looking for a Head of the AI Sweden Edge Learning Center at AI Sweden. Location Gothenburg or Stockholm with flexibility for partial remote.

Primary Responsibilities: Shape the future of Edge Learning

Develops the vision and strategy of the Edge Learning Center considering the expectation to be an internationally leading research center attracting top talent at the frontier of knowledge and technology, supporting the needs of partners, and creating collective efforts and opportunities for those within AI Sweden as well as other international stakeholders.

Leads and develops the center with support from dedicated staff, AI Sweden and partner organizations, including national and international academia.

  • Develops a short and long-term operational plan to support the vision and strategy within allocated resources.

  • Serves as chief scientist for the center charged with devising new problems, overseeing research, and ensuring academic rigor.

  • Establishes and manages an annual budgetary process. 

  • Develops a talent recruitment plan and is centrally engaged in recruitment.

  • Manages staff with a focus on scientific discovery, publication, and other forms of dissemination, as well as appropriate career mentorship.

  • Works to cultivate new partners that augment and extend the Center’s capabilities.

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with the partner organizations. 

  • Develops a research strategy and overall leadership for programs addressing the most important needs of the partner organizations.

  • Manages the world-leading edge lab (a shared AI Sweden data computational center), including capacity building (hardware/equipment, software, tools, datasets, and staff/researchers), and interfaces with the general storage and compute infrastructure at AI Sweden.

  • Maintains strong relationships with the international academic community to identify strategic opportunities for collaboration. 

  • Works with the AI Sweden communications teams to devise and execute on an outreach strategy including, technology and knowledge transfer events, partner communications, and an annual report.

Participates in AI Sweden’s leadership group supporting the development of an infrastructure investment strategy and overall operational directions in coordination with other initiatives.

Experience and Qualifications

  • A PhD degree from an internationally recognized university, or equivalent research leadership experience, in computer science, AI or other relevant areas with a minimum 5 years professional experience. 

  • An established record of scientific discovery through academic or industry endeavors in artificial intelligence related to edge learning.

  • Demonstrated team player with substantial management experience across wide cultural and language backgrounds.

  • An understanding of both industry and academic research objectives, working environments, and processes. 

  • Exceptional written and oral English communications skills. 

  • An ability to successfully balance and prioritize a highly dynamic and diverse workload with complex, highly visible projects.

  • Experience with project and budget management.

Reports to

The board of the Edge Learning Center.

Planned Organization

  • Senior Researchers (2)

  • Jr Researchers / Post Docs (2 - 3)

  • Industry or academic visiting scholars (2)

  • PhD students (3 - 4)

  • Edge Learning Lab Technical staff (3FTE and 2 Part-time)

  • Non-paid industry and academic (variable)

In addition to existing staff, personnel will be recruited based on initial funding and contributions from partners.

Other Key Relations

Leaders, researchers, and engineers of Partner organizations including Government authorities, industry, and academia.


The successful candidate will be paid a competitive compensation package commensurate with the important responsibilities of this role.

If you are a representative in recruitment/staffing, please respect that we aim to fill this position with applicants ourselves.

About AI Sweden

AI Sweden is the national center for applied artificial intelligence, supported by the Swedish government and the public and private sectors across the country. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.

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For more information, contact

Mats Nordlund, Head of Data Factory
+46 (0)70-398 08 37

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.

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