School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

We are looking for a postdoc to a multi-disciplinary project in generative AI. The position is a collaboration with a research group at SLU in Uppsala whose goal is to create artificial spider web - a protein based, highly durable and strong material. The goal of the position is to develop deep generative methods for predicting material properties given the protein composition in the raw material.

The postdoc will be placed in the division of Robotics, Perception and Learning at KTH, a dynamic and internationally successful environment with high equality and diversity. The postdoc will participate in the daily work at the division and research group, including reading groups, seminars and co-supervision of PhD students. Moreover, the postdoc will spend one day a week at SLU, where the main advisor is also affiliated.

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.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • We also put large focus on research expertise in computer vision or machine learning, especially development of deep generative models, documented through publication in large AI conferences such as NeurIPS or CVPR.
  • Large focus is placed on documented experience of biotechnology.
  • We also place focus on teaching abilities, e.g., demonstrated through skills in presenting research.
  • Moreover, focus is placed on collaborative abilities, independence, and awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

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 (max 2 pages) of why you are applying for this position, why you want to conduct research, and your academic interests and how they relate to your previous and future goals.

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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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 salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-1838
  • Hedvig Kjellström,
  • Lilly Engfeldt, HR,
Published 03.Jul.2023
Last application date 15.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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