School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in a new robotics research group at KTH that explores how to adapt recent advances in AI/ML to improve the capabilities of real (fielded) autonomous robots acting in real-world workplaces and public spaces (mapping, planning, interaction). Join us to research the next generation of AI-enhanced autonomy, enabling robots to act in complex environments. 

We have a cutting-edge Boston Dynamics' Spot with the Spot Arm for real-world experiments.

The group is led by Assistant Prof. Olov Andersson at the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning. Previously a senior researcher in the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, he was part of the winning team in the recent DARPA SubT Challenge on autonomy in unknown environments:

The position is part of and funded by WASP, which  supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between researchers, PhD students and Swedish industry:

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
  • Be part of a vibrant group developing the next generation of AI-based autonomy for real-world robots
  • Plenty of collaboration opportunities
  • An advanced robot that can be used in real applications
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Prior research experience in robotics related to at least one of the following: learning, mapping, planning or mobile manipulation in real-world environments
  • Publications in robotics venues (e.g., ICRA, IROS, RA-L, CoRL, T-RO, Field Robotics etc) or related venues (e.g., CVPR, 3DV)
  • Experience working with ROS, C++ and real robots (or at least sensors)
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written since it is necessary in the daily work

Personal skills

  • We see that you have good teaching abilities
  • You like to collaborate with others 
  • You don't have a problem being independent in your work
  • You have high awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with 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
  • Any experience with either field testing or sensor integration is a plus.
  • Autonomy
  • Experience with collaborations or supporting junior PhD student

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for 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, 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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-1510
  • Olov Andersson, rekryteringsansvarig,
Published 02.Jun.2023
Last application date 10.Nov.2023 11:59 PM CET

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