Our portfolio companies are always looking for great people. Apply to the opportunities below or send us your profile.

PhD student in social robotics for language learning at Furhat Robotics
Stockholm, SE

Furhat Robotics is a partner in a new Marie Curie International Training Network (ITN) called e-LADDA ( You will enroll as a PhD student with University of Manchester, but spend most of your time at Furhat Robotics in Stockholm, with shorter secondments (3 x 1 month) with other partners in the consortium, creating excellent opportunities for international experience and networking. Your supervisors will be Prof. Gabriel Skantze at Furhat Robotics and Prof. Angelo Cangelosi at University of Manchester.

Your specific research topic will be around language teaching through an interactive social robot, potentially involving both typically developed children as well as children with autism spectrum disorder. This will involve both the design and implementation of the language learning application, as well as conducting user studies. The PhD is expected to take 3 years.

Due to the requirements for ITN projects, you are not allowed to have lived in Sweden more than 12 months during the last 3 years. We can unfortunately not accept applicants outside of EU.
Skills & Requirements

You should have a Master degree (or similar) in a subject relevant for the research, such as computer science, language technology, or cognitive science. You are expected to have good skills in programming, and knowledge in experimental methods and statistics. Experience in education or language learning is a plus. You must have good command of English and be able to write scientific publications, as well as presenting your work orally.

    Great Place to Work

        - Flexible hours

        - Located at top technical university, KTH

        - Choose your own tech gear

        - Free beverages, snacks, team ginger shots

        - Personal health insurance & life insurance

        - Monthly workout grants

        - Paid vacation & parental leave

        - Competitive option package

        - Breakfast at the office

        - Team building. Game nights, AWs, cook-offs etc.

        - Easily accessible for commuters

        - Work with the coolest technology around

Stay in touch with Balderton

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on news from Balderton, and our portfolio.