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Research assistant for data analysis on equine locomotion and behavior

  • Yrkesroll

    Forskningslaborant, fysik

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    13 juli

  • Sök jobbet senast

    22 augusti

Om jobbet

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry develops knowledge and teach on the common domestic animal’s anatomy and physiology. We work with livestock animals, sports- and accompanying animals as well as experimental animals, wildlife, insects and spiders. We teach the basic subject’s anatomy, histology, physiology and biochemistry on all educational programs at the faculty. We perform research and doctoral education within fields that stretch from molecular and cellular mechanisms to the form and function of the whole animal, as well as how animals are affected by physical labour, production, stress, diseases, management and environmental factors. We are situated in VHC, SLU Uppsala and are about 50 employees.

Our biomechanics research group consists of doctoral students and senior researchers who study animal movement patterns and behavioural expressions. The focus is on orthopaedic diseases, pain expressions and athletic performance in horses. We work with various technical motion analysis systems such as Motion Capture, IMU sensors and Computer Vision techniques. The position involves work with technical aspects of interdisciplinary research between engineering and veterinary medicine. The work is a good preparation and merit for future PhD-education. We are looking for a new employee, a research assistant or a research engineer.


The work consists of participating in and running a number of different research projects in the area of the horse's musculoskeletal system, orthopaedics and pain assessment.

Your focus will be operational and development responsibility for our motion analysis systems, to organize and perform data collection of horses in the clinic and in the field, and to compile and analyse data with a focus on signal processing, statistical analysis and machine learning. Some work with scientific and popular science writing may be included. Work on projects about lameness and pain in other animals can also occur.


We are looking for you who have an engineering education and who are happy to use your knowledge to help animals. You have good ability to communicate in written and spoken and preferably have basic communication skills in Swedish. We want you to have experience and motivation for data analysis in Matlab, Python or similar programs. You are welcome to have an interest in computer vision and machine learning. As a person, you are committed, thorough and responsible. In this role, demands are placed on good collaboration, initiative and organizational skills and great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

Place of work:


Forms of employment:

Temporary employment for 1 year with the possibility of extension for another 1 year. 


100% or according to agreement.

Starting date:

September 2021 or according to agreement. 


We welcome your application no later than 22 of Augusti 2021, use the buttom below. 

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.


Arbetsgivaren efterfrågar följande erfarenheter eller kunskaper

  • Forskningslaborant, fysik


Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


Heltid/ Ej specificerat