School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

We are currently looking for two postdocs that will conduct research within the WASP NEST project entitled “Learning in networks: structure, dynamics and control”. The project aims to develop novel mathematical and computational tools for the de­sign of algorithms learning the structure, the dynamics, and the control of large­scale networks. The objectives are two­fold: (i) to develop a comprehensive theory of learning in networks, and (ii) to apply our results to two application domains, namely decentralized and automated network management of future radio communication networks, and online interme­diation platforms.

The position and employment will be at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), located in Stockholm, Sweden. The research will be supervised mainly by Prof. Alexandre Proutiere (KTH) and Asst. Prof. Fiona Skerman (Uppsala University), but with opportunities to work with the other co-PIs of the project who are Prof. Anders Rantzer (Lund University) and Assoc. Prof. Emma Tegling (Lund University). 

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 in mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • We are looking for candidates with a strong mathematical background in at least one of the following fields: probability theory and random graphs, statistics, machine learning, control theory, or theoretical computer science. 
  • Applicants need to have research expertise.
  • To be successful in this role, you need to be able to work well independently, as well as collaboratively. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • It is commendable if you have Teaching abilities.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality, is meritorious. 

    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.

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.
  • Recommendation letters, e.g., from your Ph.D. advisor/supervisor, are greatly appreciated.

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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-1764
  • Felicia Gustafsson, HR,
  • Prof. Alexandre Proutiere,
Published 21.Jun.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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