Kungliga Tekniska högskolan,

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.

Job description

The Post Doc position involves work in a project for development of automated demand response solutions. The focus of the work will be on semantic information modeling of flexible resource in power systems. The underlying idea is that for aggregated demand response resources to participate on electricity markets, the communication with the resources needs to be automated and the characteristics of the resources in terms of response time, ramp time etc needs to be available in an interoperable format. The work therefore includes both demand response in power systems and information system architecture and interoperability.


Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in electrical engineering  specifically in electric power engineering or systems engineering. 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: modeling of flexible resources in power systems, control and automation of demand response as well as experience with development of control and communication applications in the domain. Expertise within Information modeling of power systems, e.g. Common Information Model (CIM) or IEC 61850 semantic models is a strong advantage.

A 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.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

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


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 1 page 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. Examples of sourcecode for applications within the topic developed by the applicant, for instance links to online code repositories.
  6. One recommendation letters
  7. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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).


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 As soon as possible, according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-1290
  • Lars Nordström, Professor, larsno@kth.se
  • Anna Mård, HR-officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 16.May.2019
Last application date 14.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies