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.

Job description

We announce an 18-months Postdoc position for research in the areas of Behavioral economics and/or Organizational behavior at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a research project funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Forte, Formas and the Swedish Science Council, which addresses performance-based governance of universities. In particular, the candidate is expected to contribute to on-going study of how university faculty relate to such governance.

The candidate is also expected to engage in research of her or his choosing, and to teach 20 % of full time.


We seek a candidate with experience of using experimentally oriented research methods to investigate individuals’ preferences.

You are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Economics, Management, Industrial economics, Sociology, Psychology, Economic Psychology or similar research area in September 2016 or thereafter. We also welcome candidates who are expected to graduate in any of these areas no later than September 30th, 2019.

We value experience with studying working professionals, but do not consider this a requirement. We do furthermore value documented experience and interest in one or several of the research fields represented at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1st or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2019-1160
  • Anders Broström, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 67 95
  • Maya Öberg, HR Officer (HR matters only), +46 8 790 76 53
Published 22.May.2019
Last application date 31.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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