School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Department of Mathematics at KTH invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will conduct research in combinatorics under the supervision of Katharina Jochemko. The positions focus is research on combinatorial, geometric and algebraic properties of lattice polytopes and related enumerative questions.

The Department of Mathematics at KTH offers a high-class research environment with a broad spectrum of mathematical fields. The successful candidate will be part of a very active combinatorics group within the Division of Algebra, Combinatorics and Topology.

The position is a time-limited two-year postdoctoral position that may include up to 20% teaching responsibility (the equivalent of approximately one masters-level course per year). The position is funded by the Verg Foundation and includes travel support. The tentative starting date is September 2024, or an agreed date between the supervisor and candidate.

What we offer

  • An interactive and large group of researchers working in a broad spectrum of areas within combinatorics and related fields
  • 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.
  • A PhD degree awarded or to be awarded before the starting date of the position.  We seek candidates with a background in areas related to one of the following: geometric/enumerative/algebraic combinatorics, discrete/algebraic/convex geometry, combinatorial optimization, or related fields. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated researcher, capable of working both independently as well as in collaboration with other researchers.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • A strong emphasis will be placed on scientific skills, pedagogical skills, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.  

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.
  • A 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.
  • Cover letter detailing as to why you want to conduct research in the group at KTH, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (max two pages long).
  • Research Statement (max 2 pages).
  • One letter of recommendation emailed to with subject line “S-2024-0763”

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
Employment expires 2026-09-30
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 S-2024-0763
  • Katharina Jochemko,
Published 14.May.2024
Last application date 10.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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