School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

We look for up to two postdocs to join the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, focusing on safe autonomy. The job will entail:

  • research, development and evaluation of autonomous task planning, motion planning, or control algorithms for mobile robots
  • collaboration with other researchers on research, integration and experiments

You will be encouraged but not required to teach master-level and PhD-level classes in safe autonomy, planning, and control, as well as 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: motion planning, control, edge robotics, multi-agent systems, formal methods in robotics, non-axiomatic reasoning; and willingness to enhance your knowledge in several of the listed areas
  • Collaborative abilities allowing you to work as a part of the interdisciplinary research team
  • Independence allowing you to lead your 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, Python
  • Project leadership and management abilities
  • Teaching abilities

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives on KTH's webbpage.


Log into KTH's recruitment system to apply for this position. You are the main responsible for ensuring that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • 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.

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, 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.


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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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In agreement with supervisor
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-0537
  • Jana Tumova, Associate Prof.,
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR,
Published 27.Feb.2023
Last application date 31.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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