Postdoc with the Division of Automatic Control within Optimization at the Department of Electrical Engineering

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Automatic Control
formally based at the Department of Electrical Engineering

The optimization group within the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering is seeking a post-doctoral fellow that would like to be engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary control research involving optimization and learning with applications to autonomous systems. The research activity will focus on development of autonomous optimization, i.e. to learn optimal optimization algorithms for optimization problems relevant to autonomous systems. This work will be carried out in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The project is an Expedition Project funded by WASP, There are no teaching duties involved.

A Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, or related field is required. Ideal candidates must have a strong background in Systems Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization and Statistical Learning. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers with limited supervision are important. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and industry. Experience of developing efficient computer code is required.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest January 31.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdoc´s within the Department of Electrical Engineering are men, which is why precedence will be given to women, in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Anders Hansson


+46 13 281681

Lina Florvik


+46 13 281925

Read the job description at the university homepage


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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019