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The division of Decision and control systems is part of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School (EECS) at KTH. The division conducts research within network-based control systems, mobile robotics, transport systems, system biology and system identification. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The division is internationally well established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects.

You can read more about the division at their webpage.

Job description

We invite applications for a research engineer position in the Smart Mobility Lab (SML). The advertised position is concerned with the development and maintenance of hardware and software for both ground and aerial robots. With respect to the hardware, it is expected that the different robots and their components are maintained, and that new and heterogeneous hardware components are integrated with them. With respect to the software, it is expected that a software platform to develop cooperative behaviors for ground and aerial robots is maintained and needed components be developed. The work to be developed is motivated by and within the scope of the EU research project Co4Robots (http://www.co4robots.eu/), KAW IPSYS and SSF COIN (http://www.coinssf.se/).


The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in one of the following or related disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science, preferably with a focus in Control and/or Robotics. Good command of English orally and in writing is required.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently. Good proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS), as well as in C++ and Python programming languages, is mandatory. Previous experience in implementation projects is an advantage.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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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.

The application must include:

  1. CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  1. Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  2. Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue this position, what are your professional interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 1 page long.
  1. Letters of recommendation or contact information for two reference persons

Other information

The employment is time limited to 6 months.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2020-05-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment according to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-1915
  • Felicia Gustafsson, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
  • Dimos Dimarogonas, dimos@kth.se
Published 19.Aug.2019
Last application date 19.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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