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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 Department of Mathematics at KTH is offering two-year post-doctoral positions within the Brummer & Partners MathDataLab. The Brummer & Partners MathDataLab is a research lab in mathematics and applied mathematics, hosted at the Department of Mathematics, that aims at creating a hub for mathematical research in the analysis of complex data. The Brummer & Partners MathDataLab supports top talent among junior researchers by offering competitive postdoc positions, and aims to stimulate collaboration between existing faculty and surrounding institutions. A further aim is to inspire and facilitate the education of a new generation of mathematicians focused on foundations and implementations of novel methods for data analysis.

The post-doctoral positions at the MathDataLab aims at conducting research in mathematics (e.g. topology, analysis, combinatorics, etc) or applied mathematics (mathematical statistics, numerical analysis, optimisation, etc) with emphasis on development of theory and/or methods for data analysis. The positions are linked to projects that are described in detail at the webpage

https://www.kth.se/math/datalab

The candidates are requested to identify the project/projects that they would like to work on, or submit an individual research plan. Teaching duties of at most 20% is included in the position.

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
  • An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (Whit some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Preferred qualifications

We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to the research activity of one or more of the proposed projects. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated and have the following qualifications

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

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. No skills in Swedish are required.

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.
  • Brief motivation of the project/projects that you are interested in, OR own research plan.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with subject: “MDL Letter of recommendation” sent to jobs@math.kth.se

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.

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentJuly 1st, 2021 or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2020-1692
ContactProfessor Henrik Hult, hult@kth.se
Published07.Jan.2021
Last application date20.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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