KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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 Divison of Optimization and Systems Theory forms part of the Department of Mathematics. We are active in research related to mathematical optimization, optimal control, mathematical systems theory and systems engineering with applications in a variety of areas, e.g., radiation therapy, medical imaging, structural optimization and robotics. We offer courses on various levels, where the bulk is courses on advanced level. The position is intended to widen the research scope in optimization carried out at the division, to give room for a strong independent candidate. A limited amount of teaching may be part of the duties.

The position is a time limited, full time, one-year postdoc position with possible extension for another year, starting June 1, 2017 or later. 


We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral education (completed in the last three years or to be completed before the commencement of the position) in optimization or related areas. Candidates cannot have their PhD degree from KTH. We seek a candidate with a strong background in mathematical optimization, preferrably in an area that complement the research directions of the current faculty at the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the division, and have good communication skills. No skills in Swedish are required. 

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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:
a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, a description of the candidate’s research and a motivation for the applicant’s interest in the position. The applicant may have up to three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writers by email to jobs@math.kth.se with S-2017-0370 in the subject line.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2017-0370
  • Anders Forsgren, Professor, +46 8 790 71 27, andersf@kth.se
Published 16.Feb.2017
Last application date 31.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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