School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

Wireless technology has evolved over five generations, but the need for higher efficiency and reliability is never-ending. Our 6G research goal is to identify new groundbreaking algorithms and protocols that can enable tomorrow’s wireless applications and services. In this postdoc project, you will contribute to the 6G theory formation and establish yourself at the international forefront. Some possible research areas are mobility management in millimeter and terahertz communication, integrated communication and sensing, ultra-massive and distributed MIMO, and semantic communication. We believe a successful postdoc period builds on your current skills but expands them by targeting new research challenges and using new methods.

The research can span over the physical, media access control, and network layers. Methods from networking, communication theory, machine learning, signal processing, and optimization will likely play an important role. However, we are not looking for microwave engineers.

The research will be carried out at the Division of Communication Systems at the EECS school, under the supervision of Prof. Emil Björnson (IEEE Fellow) and Visiting Prof. Marina Petrova.

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

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH


You need to satisfy the minimum requirements below and will be evaluated based on the listed preferred qualifications.


  • 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 proficiency proven by publishing at least three articles in scientific journals that belong to the top tier in your area.
  • Good knowledge of the English language, both orally and in writing, as required in the daily work. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. 
  • Applicants who have recently completed their dissertation or are expected to complete their dissertation before the employment decision is made.
  • We are looking for a motivated researcher with good collaboration skills who can work independently, contribute to the research group with new knowledge and co-supervision, and be a role model for doctoral students. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills are a requirement.
  • The research is expected to use methodology from networking, communication theory, machine learning, signal processing, and optimization. Documented experience in conducting research in these areas is commendable, particularly by having published at least three articles in top-tier scientific journals (IEEE transactions or equivalent).
  • For KTH and the research group, awareness of diversity, gender equality, and equal treatment issues are important.   

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 responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in the ad.

To be considered, the application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. 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.
  3. A brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests within the scope of the research project, and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Maximally two pages long.
  4. A list of your five most meritorious scientific articles. For each article, you must briefly explain in what way your article proves your scientific skills and what you contributed to the article. At least three of the articles must be published in scientific journals belonging to the top tier of your field (see the list of requirements above).

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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The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

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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 As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2024-0902
  • Emil Björnson, Professor,
  • Anna Olanås Jansson, HR,
Published 12.Apr.2024
Last application date 10.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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