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Postdoc in Scalable Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The division of Software and Computer Systems (SCS) at the Department of Computer Science (CS), KTH, is looking for an excellent candidate for one postdoctoral position in the area of scalable machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and reinforcement learning (RL). The successful candidate will join the distributed computing group (https://dcatkth.github.io), in which the research is directed towards fundamental aspects of software and computer systems with a focus on distributed computing, decentralized ML, and scalable platforms for data-intensive computing and ML. In particular, the position is associated with the following sub-topics:

  • Decentralized DL/RL: Scale out DL/RL algorithms to support massive experiments with many model parameters.
  • Generalization in RL: Develop RL agents that can perform well in new environments, different from the training environments.
  • Automated ML: Build automated algorithms to make an end-to-end ML pipeline smartly. In particular, to build algorithms that utilize search optimization methods for selecting pipeline configurations, e.g., to automate feature engineering under model assumptions and computational constraints, or to automate the neural architecture search.

What we offer

We are offering a two-year postdoctoral position, in which the successful candidate will conduct research in the aforementioned research areas, interact with doctoral and master students, and be involved in collaborative work in national and international projects. She/he will also contribute to scientific publications, as well as to new grant applications.

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Computer Science (or equivalent). The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a strong background at distributed systems, machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning. The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record, as well as experience in developing systems and applications. Strong skills in modern machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch) is a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently, as well as in an international research team. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Preferred qualifications

The applicant should have a well-established international research collaboration network as should be indicated by visits, guest talks or internships outside applicant’s home institutions. Moreover, the applicant should have a gook knowledge in data-intensive computing frameworks (e.g., Apache Spark). Track record in contributing to Open-Source is a plus.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

The application should contain the following: 

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. A research statement on why you want to conduct research in areas of scalable ML/DL/RL, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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).

Temporary employment for up to 2 Years, or by agreement.

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

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKista
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2020-1197
ContactAmir Payberah, payberah@kth.se Tysse Norlindh Falk, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Last application date15.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday July 15th, 2020

Doctoral students in superconducting single photon detectors

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Physics, specialization optics and photonics

Quantum  nanophotonics offers new possibilities for quantum communication and sensing. In this project, new devices will be developed to demonstrate single photon detection with new performances and integrated on-chip to realize large/scale integrated quantum circuits, demonstrate detection in the mid infrared and achieve high time resolution. The devices will be implemented in quantum sensing experiments where the quantum states of light will enable measurements beyond the classical limit with particular interest in lidar and bio medical measurements. This project combines nanofabrication of quantum devices in a clean room environment with quantum optics experiments and requires intense work in nanofabrication.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Val Zwiller.

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.
  • The Quantum Nano Photonics group offers a strong research environment and exposure to several fields of quantum technology as well as collaborations with top international research groups.

Eligibility

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 degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here.
  • Master of science in Physics or Electrical engineering with specialization in optics, photonics, nanoscience, quantum science.

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 
  • performed a relevant master project, international experience is a plus,
  • experience in nanofabrication work,
  • experience with quantum technologies
  • knowledge and experience in high speed electronics or microwave engineering

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

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.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentSeptember 1st, 2020
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2020-0709
ContactProfessor Val Zwiller, zwiller@kth.se
Last application date31.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday August 31st, 2020

Research engineers to Robotics, Perception and Learning

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The Division of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL) at KTH (https://www.kth.se/rpl) is looking for students interested in getting hands-on research experience in several areas applicable to Robotics, Control, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

The position is not targeted at a specific area or project; instead, we are looking for candidates who show significant potential to contribute to one or more of RPL’s research groups. 

Applications will be assessed on a regular basis and the fellowship program will be adjusted to each candidate’s interests and time of the year (e.g. 3 months full-time positions during summer or longer part-time positions during the academic year). 

More information can be found here: https://www.kth.se/rpl/fellowships  

What we offer

  • In addition to a faculty advisor, each chosen candidate will be matched with a technically relevant researcher (e.g. PhD student or postdoc) who will serve as the candidate´s research collaborator and mentor.
  • An international workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • The possibility to interact with a diverse team of researchers with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Participation in the group activities of the division. 

Qualifications

The candidate should be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, robotics, computer vision, machine learning or similar.   

  • Experience with projects (e.g. at course level) related to Robotics, Control, Computer Vision, Machine Learning or similar is of preference.
  • Excellent software development and integration skills, preferably in Python and C++/C#. 
  • Solid mathematical background.
  • Familiarity with computer vision, motion capture, robot-specific algorithms and methodologies, logics, formal methods, or machine learning algorithms and tools.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Candidates applying for this position are comfortable working in groups as well as independently, and you have a good sense of structure in your daily work tasks. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant project experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account (maximum one page) of which RPL research area (https://www.kth.se/rpl) you would be interested in, and how this position can contribute to your future academic career.

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.

Temporary employment for up to 6 months, start date by agreement. 

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires2020-12-31
Contract typeFull-time/Part-time
First day of employmentIn agreement with supervisor
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions13
Working hours20-100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2020-0928
ContactContact: , https://www.kth.se/rpl/fellowships Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
Published21.Apr.2020
Last application date17.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday October 17th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Physics

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Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety.

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics is offering a postdoctoral position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, with a focus on gamma-ray spectroscopy of atomic nuclei far from stability and preparations for experiments using the Decay Spectroscopy (DESPEC) experiment within the NUSTAR science programme at the international research facility FAIR.

Job description

The Nuclear Physics group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is seeking one excellent candidate for position as postdoctoral researcher/ junior researcher in experimental nuclear physics. The focus area of the project is the study of the structure of exotic atomic nuclei far from stability. An important part of the project relates to preparations for experiments with the DESPEC Germanium Array Spectrometer (DEGAS) to be placed at the low-energy branch of the Super-FRS separator at the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Darmstadt, Germany. DEGAS is a high-purity germanium detector array for high-resolution spectroscopy of electromagnetic decays from exotic nuclear species. It is a key instrument of the DESPEC experiment at FAIR.

The experimental work, which includes a full physics programme in addition to commissioning and tests of DEGAS detectors, will take place at KTH as well as at FAIR and other international facilities, such as RIBF, RIKEN, Japan; GANIL, Caen, France; the JYFL Accelerator Laboratory, Jyväskylä, Finland; LNL, Legnaro, Italy, and NSCL, Michigan, USA.

Successful candidates are expected to play a leading role in the nuclear physics group’s experimental research activities in the study of the structure and decay properties of highly unstable atomic nuclei at radioactive ion beam facilities.

What we offer

  • An international workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD or an equivalent foreign degree in experimental nuclear physics or a related subject, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (with some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave). Candidates may not have received their PhD from KTH. Qualified candidates shall have extensive experience with nuclear physics radiation detectors and data analysis tools for nuclear spectroscopy. A deep knowledge of data analysis for large scale experiments in nuclear structure physics is a special advantage.

Applicants should be highly motivated to perform high-level fundamental research and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

We believe you are self-motivated and persistent. You have the ability to work hard and spend time, energy and commitment to your work, remaining focused on the goals. You take great responsibility and pride in your work and follow the high quality standards required, ensuring nothing is left to chance. You understand the importance of good communication skills and aspire to build fruitful relationships in an international research environment.

An excellent command of the English language is required. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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).

Temporary employment for up to 2 years.

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

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-06-01 or according to agreement
Salarymonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2020-0473
ContactBo Cederwall, Professor, bc@kth.se
Pär Olsson, Professor, Acting Head of Department, polsson@kth.se
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday May 15th, 2020

Doctoral student in Quantum Technology

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Physics, spezialization: Material and Nano Physics

The department of Applied Physics is looking for two PhD students to work on thesis projects in the field of Quantum Technology.  The students will work with experimental measurement and theoretical description of nonlinear quantum and classical oscillators, comprised of superconducting electromechanical circuits cooled to ultra-low temperatures. The work will include development of latest high-speed digital electronics for modulation and demodulation of signals, together with low-latency feedback.  Applications include quantum computation and quantum-limited sensors.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Prof. David Haviland.

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 chance to work with and learn advanced nanofabrication and electronic measurement and control techniques

Eligibility

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 degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • Comprehend English, both writing and reading, according to the requirements for acceptance. Read more here.

A masters degree in physics together with a strong interest in electronic and computer technology, or a masters degree in electrical engineering together with a strong interest in physics. 

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 assed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • The ability to work together in a group, to learn and teach others, and to share expensive, high-technology research infrastructure.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

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)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions and certificates of fulfilled language requirements. These need to be translated into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to the agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2020-0333
ContactProf David Haviland, haviand@kth.se
Last application date30.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020