School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Department of Mathematics at KTH offers an attractive two-year post-doctoral position supervised by S. Di Rocco in the field of Algebraic Geometry.

The department of mathematics at KTH offers many opportunities for collaboration and advancement and has a broad spectrum of research groups within the field, from more theoretical Algebraic Geometry to applications to data-analysis.

Financing for this position comes from the Knut och Alice Wallenberg foundation and carries a teaching load of about 20% of the employment. 

The post-doctoral position aims at conducting research in mathematics related to Algebraic Geometry and related applications, like data analysis. The successful candidate is expected to independently conduct research, collaborate with the research group and to actively engage in the department activities, attending and organizing seminars, being involved in inviting and hosting guests.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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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.
  • A PhD degree in mathematics or applied mathematics, or a closely related area is a requirement. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to Algebraic Geometry and open to explore the foundational aspects of certain applications within Data Analysis.

  • The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. 

  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

No skills in Swedish are required.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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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.

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Two reference letters, with subject: “AG23 postdoc” sent to sent in by the  writers of the letters. 

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).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two 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.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 September 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-0270
  • Sandra Di Rocco,
Published 08.Feb.2023
Last application date 06.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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