School of Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH

Job description

The division of Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems is searching for a research engineer in the field of design, development, and evaluation of robotic setups for interdisciplinary applications. The research to be performed is part of a collaboration between KTH and HONDA Research Institute of Japan, under an ongoing pilot study for UNICEF’s Policy Guidance on AI for Children. Planned activities involve the design and development of rigid, compliant, and soft structures for safe interactions, the electromechanical assembly of robot setups with smart actuation and sensor fusion capabilities, as well as the implementation of motion and force algorithms for controlling the robots’ properties in various interaction scenarios. The developed prototypes will be validated through a series of simulation and experimental trials for assessing all target performance aspects.

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 get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in robotics, mechatronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent competence. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following CAD design software Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, Solid Edge.
  • Experience in additive manufacturing (3D printing) and robot assembly.
  • Good knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages and technologies Matlab/Simulink, Python, C++, LabVIEW.
  • Good ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, as this will be required in day-to-day work.
  • Solid academic record and well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in one or more robot simulation software Simscape Multibody, Gazebo, Webots, Coppelia (V-REP).
  • Experience in fabrication concepts (casting, molding, cores).
  • Good knowledge in Finite Element (FE) simulation (motion, fatigue, thermal etc.) of CAD parts and assemblies.
  • Good knowledge in automatic control theory and applications.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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


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.

The application must include:

  1. Cover letter: a brief description (maximum 2 pages) of why you want to conduct research, your research interests and how they relate to this position.
  2. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  3. Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements. Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to one year. Access by agreement.

Other information

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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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2023-0551
  • Georgios Andrikopoulos,
Published 14.Mar.2023
Last application date 29.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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