School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

We look for up to two postdocs to join the WASP NEST project PerCorSo: Perceiving and Communicating Correct-by-design Socially Acceptable Autonomous Systems. The job will entail:

  • research, development and evaluation of autonomous motion strategies to advance real-world social robots;
  • collaboration with researchers, who focus on perception, multi-modal interaction, and robot integration towards meeting the goals of PerCorSo.

You will be encouraged, but not required to teach master-level and PhD-level classes in the areas of safe autonomy and/or social robotics as well as to supervise master students.

What we offer

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Research expertise with background in at least one of the following areas: formal methods in robotics, multi-agent systems, motion planning, and social robotics; and willingness to enhance your knowledge in several of the listed areas.
  • Collaborative abilities, allowing you to work as a part of an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Independence, allowing you to lead your own original line of research.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Experience with robot integration, ROS, and Python.
  • Project leadership and management abilities.
  • Teaching abilities.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment March 1st, or in agreement with supervisor
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2022-2695
  • Iolanda Leite, Associate Professor,
  • Jana Tumova, Associate Professor,
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR,
Published 28.Oct.2022
Last application date 09.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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