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.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, biophysics, mathematical physics, atomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology and nuclear power safety.

Job description

A short-term position as researcher in astrophysics is available in the particle and astroparticle physics division at the Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The position is from 8th May – 31st Dec 2019.

The astrophysics research programme of the division includes studies of active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), supernova remnants and X-ray binaries, as well as the development of instrumentation for X-ray polarisation. These activities are a part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (http://okc.albanova.se/) at AlbaNova University Centre, which provides a prominent and stimulating research environment. The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA) is located nearby.

The researcher will work on high-energy observations of GRBs. The work will include data reduction and analysis of spectra and light curves from the Swift and Fermi space telescopes.


The applicant must hold a PhD in Astronomy (or a related subject) and have previous experience of GRB analysis using Fermi and Swift. Good knowledge of relevant statistical methods as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are also expected. Candidates should have strong collaborative skills as well as the ability to work independently. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability

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  • CV (maximum two pages)
  • List of publications
  • A cover letter, including a statement of your research experience (maximum one page).

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 9, 2019
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-0627
  • Josefin Larsson, Docent, +46 73 765 24 59, josla@kth.se
  • Mark Pearce, Head of Department, +46 70 166 74 86, pearce@kth.se
Published 29.Mar.2019
Last application date 15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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