School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

KTH is developing a third-generation VLSI design style called Synchoros (not a typo) VlSI design style. SiLago (Silicon Lego), a Lego-inspired design framework, has been built with this design style as the basis; see this video for an introduction. A heterogenous CGRA fabric with a parallel distributed control scheme is the micro-architectural basis for the SiLago framework. This post-doc position will enhance an existing synthesis framework by incorporating it into the MLIR framework and enhancing its synthesis engine to target systolic arrays and SIMD architectures built with the heterogeneous CGRA fabric. Such a synthesis engine will be used to build a library of algorithm implementations for AI/ML in varying dimensions and degrees of parallelism and explore design space at application and system levels, where application is defined as a hierarchy of algorithms and system as concurrent and communicating applications.

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
  • A challenging research project in close collaboration with top-ranked Research institutes and Universities
  • A highly competent and international group with innovation and a high-impact research track record: high-level synthesis, Networks on a chip, Clocking, and Lego-inspired design framework called SiLago.
  • Swedish academia offers one of the best working conditions for young researchers.
  • 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



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made. The degree must be in Electronic Design Automation and Compilers
  • Strong background in Computer architecture, digital design, Compiler design for hardware accelerators, Optimization techniques like constraints solvers, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, Tabu search, etc.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, command over oral and written English.
  • Team player, self-driven, and creative
  •  Here you fill in additional requirements for the position, in case of any language requirements, justification is required read more here

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Strong background in C++, Python, MLIR/LLVM
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality
  • Ability to teach under-graduate courses in digital design and HDL

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.

  • 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.

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-2024-1332
  • Ahmed Hemani,
  • Tysse Norlindh Falk,
Published 15.May.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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