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Postdoc in synthetic biology for enhancing CO2 uptake in bacteria.

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

Postdoc position in enhancing the bacterial Calvin cycle for synthesis of chemicals such as sugars and small acids. The project is envisioned to use mutagenesis of enzymes and regulators within or surrounding the Calvin cycle, as well as high-throughput screening of mutant libraries using droplet microfluidics platform. Mutant strains will be analyzed using proteomics and metabolomics infrastructure in house. The postdoc(s) is expected to work closely with, and advise, graduate students and undergraduates. We anticipate applying such workflows to both cyanobacteria and litho-autotrophic bacteria such as Cupriavidus necator, and are interested in comparing results from these two models. 

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

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • We see that you have demonstrated scientific excellence in the form of publication in research journals
  • You should also have an Independence in design and execution of research      
  • Furhtermore, you show a great ability to collaborate within a research team

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline

We prefer that you have;

  • Expertise in bacterial metabolism, particularly related to central metabolism
  • Experience in systems biology data analysis software, such as R or MatLab
  • Experience in teaching or training undergraduates in laboratory technique
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to 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 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, 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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-23 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 23rd, 2023

Doctoral student in Physical chemistry and environmental chemistry

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemistry

Over 2 billion lightning events occur in Earth’s atmosphere every year, which might even increase in the future with global warming. In spite of this, the effects of lightning on the chemistry of the atmosphere are not taken into account today and has been studied to a limited extent.

This PhD work is taking place within a new research project, in collaboration between the Department of Chemistry of KTH and the Lightning Research group of Uppsala University, to investigate the effects of different types of lightning discharges on the chemistry of the atmosphere, in particular on the transformations of organic compounds.

The PhD work will consist in performing experiments, both at the Lightning Research facility at Uppsala University and in the laboratory at KTH, to characterize the reactions resulting from different types of lightning discharges (products, mechanisms, etc…). The results will allow to identify and quantify the contributions of lightning to atmospheric chemistry and potentially, over long term, on climate.

Supervision: Profs. Barbara Noziere and Åsa Emmer are proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • A key position in a groundbreaking research project in physical chemistry and environmental chemistry

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • the strength of the background in physical chemistry,
  • the motivation for experimental work,
  • the interest for environmental topics,
  • the extent of problem-solving skills and abilities to analyse and work with complex issues,
  • the self-motivation, and the ability to work detail- and goal-oriented and
  • ability both to work independently and to collaborate with others.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 

Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Postdoc in Analog CMOS Ising Machines

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

The postdoctoral research position is within the Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits and Systems group at EECS/EES. The group performs research on the development of high-performance, low-power ASICs and system solutions for various applications that range from biomedical and wireless communication to emerging technologies, such as M3D, SiC, spintronics and non-conventional computing. A short summary of our activities is at: https://www.kth.se/profile/arusu/

The successful candidate will contribute to one of our research projects dedicated to emerging non-conventional computing architectures, specifically analog CMOS Ising Machine architectures. The research project concerns the exploration and development of large-scale analog CMOS Ising Machine solutions for practically relevant complex combinatorial optimization problems. Specifically, this project aims to propose a fully-integrated energy-efficient and compact analog CMOS Ising Machine solution for large-scale networks, able to outperform state-of-the-art networks in a wide range of applications.

The position might include other duties outside the project (max. 20%) in the form of teaching and student supervision.

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

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Proven research expertise in CMOS ASIC design and evaluation.
  • Strong background in math and nonlinear dynamics and circuits.
  • Knowledge of non-conventional computing technologies.
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • Very good communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong motivation and ability to work independently. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Teaching abilities and documented student supervision.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, notably regarding gender equality. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. 

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English Swedish if the original documents are not issued in either of these languages.
  3. Brief statement of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests within the research project’s subject and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Maximum 2 pages long.
  4. A list of your five most meritorious scientific articles. For each article, you must briefly explain how your article proves your scientific skill and what you contributed to the article. At least three of the articles must be published in top-tier scientific journals/conference proceedings in your field.  

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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Doctoral student in Reconfigurable Neuromorphic Systems

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Project description

Neuromorphic systems combine theory from computer science, hardware engineering, and neuroscience in order to create specialized circuits that specialize in mimicking the fantastic computational properties of the human (and animal) central nervous systems. The aspiration is that by mapping computations to such systems, we can both solve problems faster and more power-efficient than with traditional von-Neumann computers. Application areas for neuromorphic systems include brain simulations, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization problem-solving.
We are seeking a Ph.D. student that will work on a Swedish Research Council (VR) funded project that aspires to create a new future-looking framework for synthesizing modern neuromorphic hardware on reconfigurable architectures. The Ph.D. student will work with all aspects of the framework, including its design, bench marking, and evaluation. The focus will be on mapping neuromorphic systems onto Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Ph.D. student will also use the framework as a method to explore emerging technology (e.g. 3D stackable memory) in order to quantify performance and power-consumption benefits of future neuromorphic systems in the decades to come. The student is expected to disseminate research results in top-tier international journals and conferences. In addition, the Ph.D. student will actively participate in department and group activities (such as seminars, courses, and conferences) as well as participate in teaching within the university programs.

Third-cycle subject: Information and Communication Technology

Supervision: Assistant Professor Artur Podobas

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Exciting work in a growing team at the KTH School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with opportunities for international collaborations, as well as work with state-of-the-art systems within an important and growing research area.
    For more information: https://people.kth.se/~podobas/
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach, 
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • has excellent knowledge in both oral and written English.

The ideal candidate has a master in computer science or electronics. The candidate has documented experience in (one or more) of the following scientific areas: neuromorphic computing, High-Level Synthesis (HLS), compilers, reconfigurable hardware (FPGAs/CGRAs), or parallel computing systems (e.g., GPUs).

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

Contact information KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Contact information section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing, recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoc in quantum technology to study entanglement in quantum circuits

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Job description

We are working to create cluster states in the microwave frequency band (4-8 GHz) by synchronous pumping of a nonlinear superconducting circuit at multiple frequencies.  In theory, cluster states can be used for quantum information processing in a one-way quantum computer.  Our goal is to demonstrate this in an experiment. Your work will primarily be at KTH in group of Prof. David Haviland, but the research project is a collaboration with Aalto University in Helsinki Finland, and part of you time will be spent in the group of Prof. Pertti Hakonen.

What we offer

  • World leading digital microwave measurement technology that we develop locally.
  • Flexible well equipped laboratory for nanofabrication .
  • The possibility to travel and create an international network of researches in the field
  • Life in Stockholm with exciting culture and close proximity to beautiful natural areas.
  • Work 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
  • Help in finding an apartment:  relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in physics or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Experience with experimental physics and a desire to learn new techniques.
  • Research expertise
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Previous experience with microwave technology and low-temperature measurement.
  • Pedagogical ability
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

  • A CV including your relevant training, career background and accomplishments.
  • A short text (maximum 2 pages) explaining your interest in pursuing post-doctoral studies and your previous experience in related areas of research.
  • The name and e-mail address of two people who can provide a letter of recommendation upon request. They should have experience of your capabilities as a researcher and collaborator. 
  • A link or PDF attachment with your PhD thesis.
  • Copy of PhD diploma and transcript of grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.

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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-27 at 23:59
Unit: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 27th, 2023

Postdoc in Causal AI for Mobility Behavior Analysis

School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Job description

We envision a mobile cyber-physical system where people carrying mobile sensors (e.g., smartphones, smartcards) generate large amounts of trajectory data that is used to sense and monitor human interactions with physical and social environments. We seek to develop a causal artificial intelligence (AI) methodology to analyze and model human mobility behavior dynamics (decision-making) using individual travel trajectory data, and importantly develop the causal diagrams of human mobility behavior under disturbances that could help design effective strategies for sustainable and resilient urban mobility systems.

We are looking for a highly-qualified and motivated postdoc in getting hands-on research experience in the area of Transportation Behavior and Artificial Intelligence. The postdoc will join a research team at the Division of Transport Planning. The postdoc develops the causal AI methodology and mobility behavioral graph under interventions, works closely with the researchers specialising in mathematics, causal inference, machine learning, data analytics and transportation science.

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

Qualifications

Requirements

  • 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 strong research expertise in transportation, behavior science, machine learning, mathematics or related disciplines.
  • Previous experience with big data analytics, behavior modeling and python programming using deep learning architectures.
  • Theoretical background in machine learning.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Teaching capabilities in applied artificial intelligence in transportation.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.
  • Candidates applying for this position are comfortable working in groups as well as independently, and they have a good sense of structure in their daily work tasks.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

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).

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct the posted postdoc position, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

Postdoc in (Socio)legal studies of technology/ Human-Computer Interaction

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

The aim of our project is to identify conflicts between specific parts of newly proposed EU legislation (Data Act) and data-driven practices in the creative industry in Sweden. Your tasks will be: a) interpretation of legal documents, b) to conduct workshops with creative industry stakeholders, c) qualitative analysis of workshop data. Based on the outcome of these tasks, you will contribute to the academic, legal and societal debates on which actors should be allowed to access and use data in data-driven creative industry. Furthermore, you are expected to contribute in a limited extent and according to your qualifications to the teaching in our media technology programs at KTH.   

The main challenge of the project emerges from its radical interdisciplinarity, which bridges legal studies with human-computer interaction (HCI). HCI methods of participatory and speculative workshops will be instrumental (1.) to inform policy making of the complex and messy local realities, and (2.) to facilitate encounters between local stakeholders and legal frameworks. In this encounter between fields, you will be supported by being located in an HCI-oriented environment at KTH (supervisor: Andre Holzapfel) 70% of the time, and at the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University (supervisor: Katja de Vries) for the remainder of the time. This local arrangement is negociable.

The postdoc position is part of the national research program the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The aim of WASP-HS is to promote new interdisciplinary knowledge in the humanities and social sciences on the topic of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and their impact on human and social development. The research program enables cutting-edge research, expertise and capacity building in the humanities and social sciences. In total, the Wallenberg Foundations are investing up to SEK 660 million in the WASP-HS research program.
 
For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS, please visit the website.

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
  • Collaboration with a strong interdisciplinary team with HCI expertise at KTH
  • Work with leading experts in legal studies of technology in Uppsala
  • 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

Qualifications

This position is open to scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, preferably with experience in doing interdisciplinary research. This includes legal or sociolegal researchers with a focus on information technology, preferably with experience in doing qualitative research (interviews, stake holder workshops, focus groups), as well as researchers in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Science and Technology Studies (STS), empirically-informed Philosophy of Technology or Critical Data Studies, who possess basic legal knowledge and are eager to combine legal analysis and qualitative research.

Requirements

  • 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 experience in at least one of the following two:
    • Interpreting and analyzing legal documents and/or
    • Empirical qualitative methods (ideally stakeholder workshops).
  • Interest in doing interdisciplinary humanities/social science research in relation to information technology.
  • As a person, you should have verbal communication skills to interact with various stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Experience in using qualitative analysis methods (e.g. thematic analysis).
  • Experience in conducting interdisciplinary research.
  • Autonomy and independence in conducting research tasks.
  • Structured approach to research.
  • Creativity in combining and applying methods.
  • Teaching abilities.
  • Some knowledge of Swedish.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to 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.
  • A selected example of your academic writing in English language.

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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about the processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

Postdoc in WISE: Self-organized liquid-infused materials for CO2 capture

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

This Post-Doctoral position is within the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.

Materials with self-organized immobilized fluid-fluid interfaces is a relatively new concept and likely to play a role in a range of applications. This project will focus on Liquid-Infused Materials (LIMs) (Yasuga et al, Nature Phys, 17, 2021), which use a periodic solid scaffold to lock in liquid droplets. LIM’s structured and periodic feature allows for unprecedented precision and control of interface area-to-volume ratio and perfusion. In this project, we will immobilize a reactive liquid and expose the system to a flow of CO2-rich gas. The goal of  this project is to evaluate the carbon-capture capacity of structured liquid-infused materials and compare the performance with existing state-of-the-art methods. More specifically, your task is to determine the mass transport and reaction rates for different self-organized LIMs. This requires quantifying convective gas flow transport to the interface, reaction processes at the interface and diffusion of reactants and by-products inside the droplets. Your second task is to build a prototype of LIM-based carbon capture. To accomplish these tasks, it is necessary to combine numerical simulations of multiphase flows in porous media and experimental techniques for fabricating different porous scaffolds and measuring mass transport.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

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
  • Part of WISE programme

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

  • 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
  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • The project involves numerical simulations and experimental work; while experience in both is preferable, it is not necessary. It is a merit if you have experience in experimental work in material science related to carbon capture or in fluid mechanics related to mass/heat transfer of reactive flows. You will then in collaboration with other postdocs and PhD students conduct the numerical simulations. Candidates with background in numerical simulations of multiphase flows, porous media and reactive flows are also relevant for this position. You will then in collaboration conduct experiments related to mass transport in LIMs. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to 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
  • 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, 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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-10 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

Doctoral student in Polymer Technology

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Fibre and Polymer Science

We are looking for a graduate student interested in developing novel biobased polyethylene-like materials with attractive properties and built-in circularity. Ideally the materials will be designed to be both chemically recyclable and fully biodegradable by strategic placement of reversible linkages sensitive to different external triggers. The work will span from polymer synthesis and characterization to testing chemical recyclability and biodegradability. The materials created within this project will contribute to sustainable society by reducing plastics environmental impacts. 

The graduate student will be admitted to a graduate programme that offers courses guaranteeing both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. The work will be performed at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology. The graduate student will be working in a constructive and inspiring scientific environment with the possibility of constructive collaborations within the field.

Supervision: Prof. Minna Hakkarainen is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

What we offer

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

We are looking for a candidate with a Master´s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Technology or equivalent. Specialization in Polymer Technology or Macromolecular Materials is an advantage. 

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The applicant is expected to be a curious, ambitious person, highly motivated for graduate studies, has the ability to work independently and critically evaluate the performed work as well as strong communication skills. Previous knowledge in the field of polymer science and practical experience of synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers is an advantage. The applicant should have excellent skills in English, both written and spoken, in addition to good writing and presentation skills.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Maximum two recommendation letters including contact information to a maximum of two reference persons.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023

Postdoc in computational enzyme design

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Syrén’s research group currently recruits a postdoctoral fellow in the development of methods for enzyme design for selective biosynthesis and functionalization of food additives from CO2. The research is funded by SSF. The main purpose of this research project is to develop methods for sustainable biocatalytic production of edible oils, such as palm oil and coconut oil, from CO2 and through designed enzymes.

Job description

You will contribute to the development of methods for protein design through close interaction with leading partners at KTH and Chalmers at the forefront of biocatalysis and synthetic biology. The research will then be presented at international conferences and in international peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral duties include:

  • Computer-based design of biocatalysts for selective generation of food additives
  • Molecular modeling/simulation followed by in silico enzyme engineering to obtain enzymes capable of generating tailored fat molecules
  • Development of bioinformatics methods for tailoring enzymes
  • Research carried out in this area is conducted at low TRL levels, ie below 4, which means that the research is of a fundamental nature
  • Actively contribute to the research group’s activities, for example through supervision of bachelor / master students

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
  • Works 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

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in biochemistry, theoretical chemistry, bioinformatics, green chemistry, or equivalent competencies. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Good knowledge of English in speech ( since it’s required in daily work) and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals.
  • Scientific skill with relevant doctorate, ie with experience in bioinformatics, molecular modelling, theoretical chemistry and biochemical methods applied to enzymes.
  • Further experience of biocatalysis.

Preferred qualifications

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. In addition to basic chemistry and biochemistry skills, experience of interdisciplinary work and expertise in synthetic biology is counted as a merit. In-depth knowledge of molecular modelling, bioinformatics, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, lipids as well as mass spectrometry and organic chemistry are also an advantage. Experience in laboratory work is a merit. Education in biochemistry is a merit, as well as:

  • Educational ability
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Teamwork
  • Independence

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position, max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references

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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-03 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday February 3rd, 2023

Postdoc in advanced control of unstable hydrofoil boats

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Job description

In this postdoctoral position, you will conduct research in the development of new methods for balancing unstable hydrofoil boats based on a new monofoil concept for hydrofoils developed in the research at KTH. The challenges lie in optimizing the use of available sensors and applying creative new solutions using e.g. MPC, LQR and AI for maximum robustness and performance in stabilization. The research is closely related to the development of control strategies for unstable aircraft and spans areas such as theoretical modeling, development of new algorithms, implementation in simulators as well as on own boats with full-scale testing at sea.

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
  • Close cooperation with leading industry- and academic partners in the field

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

As a person, you are independent and strongly motivated to work in the field to push the boundaries of how hydrofoils can be developed and contribute to a transition towards completely fossil-free transports at sea. Furthermore, you have strong research skills with good collaboration skills and drive towards applied research. 

Requirements

  • 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 expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience from similar areas or closely related such as e.g. research or development of control methods for unstable aircraft or drones.
  • Experience from practical applied work with experiments and field tests.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to 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 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, 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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

Doctoral student in Power Electronics

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Project description

The position will be located in the power electronics research group within the school of electrical engineering and computer science at KTH. The group carries out research in several fields, notably high-power electronics for power transmission grids, and applications of wide-bandgap power semiconductors.

The world today faces a major challenge when it comes to reducing emissions related to the transport of people and goods. Heavy road vehicles contribute 5-7% of total human greenhouse gas emissions and are particularly difficult to electrify due to their long range, high power, and reliability requirements.

Integrating the entire drive system, both motor and inverter, into a driven rear axle of a commercial vehicle offers very interesting possibilities in terms of compactness, efficiency, and modularity. The project will explore the power electronic aspects of this possibility in different ways. This will require a holistic perspective where both electrical, mechanical, and thermal perspectives are taken into account. The student will investigate new cooling methods involving both the power semiconductors and the DC link capacitors. In addition, the aspect of vibration resilience is critical and will be studied.

The project is linked to national and EU projects that KTH participates in. This provides great opportunities to establish a strong personal network that will be valuable for a future career.

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

Supervision: Docent Staffan Norrga and Professor Hans-Peter Nee.

What we offer

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Participation in a very inclusive and multidisciplinary group carrying out world-class research in power electronics.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach, 
  • analyse and work with complex issues, 
  • have knowledge of enabling technologies for power electronics, for instance: electromagnetics, semiconductor technology, and materials science,
  • use 3D solid modelling tools, and
  • do experimental work in power electronics, for instance, building and testing power converters. 

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree:  Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

Contact information KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Contact information section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing, recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 

Deadline: 2023-02-07 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 7th, 2023

Postdoc in Integration of lithium niobate waveguides in silicon photonics

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics group  (https://www.aphys.kth.se/qbp/nqp) at the Department of Applied Physics is offering a postdoctoral research position to develop a low-loss technology for chip-scale integration of lithium niobate and silicon photonic circuits. The position is supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to promote Swedish-Finnish cooperation in the area of quantum technology and involves collaboration with VTT-Finland in synergy with WACQT, the Swedish initiative for quantum technology. The project offers the opportunity to develop cutting-edge technology for integrated and quantum optics on state-of-the-art silicon and lithium niobate photonic platforms, working in an international and collaborative research environment.

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 a rapidly growing field of research and technology, with stimulating tasks and international collaboration
  • Possibility to benefit from network and support activities for career development, diversity and equal opportunity organized by KTH and WACQT
  • Works 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

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Substantial experience in nanofabrication and a strong background in integrated optics, combined with a track record of high-quality scientific production.
  • You should enjoy engineering challenges and experimental work, perform well in a team and be strongly motivated to pursue research of high standard. 
  • Good communication skills and command of written and spoken English, together with the availability to spend some working periods at VTT premises in the Helsinki capital region, are also required. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. 
  • Experience with technologies for heterogeneous chip integration, such as flip-chip bonding and transfer printing, and familiarity with design tools for photonic devices. 
  • Experience of successful international scientific collaboration.
  • Capability and willingness to take on new research challenges, work well both independently and in a team and support junior team-members.
  • Willingness to actively contribute to a dynamic, multidisciplinary and supportive work environment, nurturing collaboration, internationalization, diversity and equal opportunities.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to 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 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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Doctoral student in Power Electronics

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Project description

The position will be located in the power electronics research group within the school of electrical engineering and computer science at KTH. The group carries out research in several fields, notably high-power electronics for power transmission grids, and applications of wide-bandgap power semiconductors.

The ongoing electrification of road vehicles is now also moving to the field of commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) which currently cause 5% ― 7% of the total global CO2 emissions. The project will study integrated drivetrains for such heavy vehicles, focussing on the power electronics. New power semiconductors based on silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) potentially offer great benefits in terms of efficiency and compactness.

The primary objective of the gate driver is to control the power semiconductor devices of the motor inverter such that they switch in an optimal way for maximum efficiency and in order to protect the inverter from internal short circuits and extreme fault cases. A smart gate driver can also perform additional tasks, for instance tailored switching transitions for reduced motor winding stress or condition monitoring of gate threshold voltage, gate leakage, or ON-state voltage drop. Different realizations (for instance with FPGA) should be compared regarding performance and reliability. Advanced signal processing may be necessary and the implementation of this may have to be investigated

Third-cycle subject:  Electrical Engineering

Supervision: Professor Hans-Peter Nee and Docent Staffan Norrga.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Participation in a very inclusive and multidisciplinary group carrying out world-class research in power electronics.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach, 
  • analyse and work with complex issues, 
  • have knowledge of enabling technologies for power electronics, for instance: electromagnetics, semiconductor technology, and materials science,
  • use 3D solid modelling tools, and
  • do experimental work in power electronics, for instance, building and testing power converters.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

Contact information KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Contact information  section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing, recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

 

Deadline: 2023-02-07 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 7th, 2023

Postdoc in Self-learning Systems for Automated Security

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

The research involves mathematical and algorithmic modeling and analysis, as well as system design, implementation, and experimentation.

The research follows an approach where attacks and response actions on an IT infrastructure are modeled as a game between an attacker and a defender and where strategies of attackers and defenders co-evolve through self-play. Reinforcement learning techniques are studied to approximate optimal control strategies. In addition to analytical modeling and analysis, a testbed and a simulation environment is available for experimentation, training, and evaluation of control strategies. The successful candidate will join a group of researchers that work on topics related to this project. You can read more about what is included in a postdoctoral position in the Employment Regulations and on the Swedish Agency for Government Employers – postdoctoral agreement

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
  • Works 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

Requirements

  • The candidate must hold a master degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related area. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • You also exhibit research expertise, collaborative abilities and independence.
  • Expertise in the following areas is required: statistics, machine learning, networking, and programming.
  • You are aware of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.
  • For the position, it is required that you have good oral and written communication skills in English in your daily work.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Expertise in the following areas is helpful for the work:  reinforcement learning, probabilistic modeling, cyber security, and software engineering.
  • The candidate should have very good skills in oral and written communication.
  • Teaching abilities are commendable.
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in 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 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 by 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.

Others

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-23 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 23rd, 2023