KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Department of Network and Systems Engineering (NSE) conducts research and provides education and service to society on key aspects of networked systems. The primary research focus is on system design, architecture, management, security and privacy. The core methods for conducting the research are stochastic modeling, queuing theory; game theory, optimization; distributed systems, data analysis and machine learning; software design, prototyping, and experimentation. The department staff consists of twelve faculty members, researchers and PhD students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The department is internationally well established, has many research collaborations internationally in academia and industry, and is involved in several European and national projects.

Project description

The NSE department invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of cyber-physical security and critical infrastructure security, with application to smart grids and/or transportation. Our objective is to develop mathematical foundations and engineering design principles for secure and resilient critical infrastructures in face of cyber and cyber-physical attacks, considering both the communication and computing infrastructure and the physical infrastructure. Topics of interest include all aspects of security from system design through threat modeling to attack detection and mitigation.

KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous remuneration, as well as other employment benefits. As a postdoctor at KTH you have many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events which will extend your professional network and benefit your future career.


Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in EE, CS or related areas. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a strong background from at least one of the areas of algorithms, control and optimization, machine learning or software systems, with a history of applications to problems in security.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webpage.


Log in to KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete according to the instructions below. Your complete application must be registered in the system no later than the last application day.

The application must include:

  1. CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue this position, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  4. List of peer-reviewed publications.
  5. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates.


The employment is time limited to 1 year with possibility of extension with 1 more year.

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement, preferably as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-1668
  • György Dán, Professor, gyuri@kth.se, +46 8 790 42 53
  • Mikael Visén, HR Officer, visen@kth.se, +46 8 790 77 64
Published 16.Jul.2018
Last application date 04.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies