KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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 Automatic Control conducts fundamental research in networked control systems, control of communication systems, and system identification. Industrial projects involve partners such as ABB, Ericsson, and Scania. A major part of the research is conducted in EU-projects in collaboration with European industry and universities. We have a large academic network and collaborate with researchers at Caltech, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, among others.

For more information, see www.kth.se/ac

Job description
We are currently looking for 1-3 postdocs with a very strong background and interest in networked control systems, mathematics, and modeling. The successful candidate will join a project on developing novel mathematical and computational tools for the fundamental understanding and engineering design of emerging networked control systems, and with a particular focus on resilient and secure cyber-physical infrastructures.

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.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Automatic Control, Applied Mathematics, or a similar field. 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 very strong background in systems and control theory, optimization, or cyber-physical systems.

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.

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Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application should contain the following: 

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Two recommendation letters
  6. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

Others

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-2773
Contact
  • Henrik Sandberg, Professor, hsan@kth.se
  • Karl Henrik Johansson, Professor, kallej@kth.se
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 22.Nov.2018
Last application date 15.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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