Postdoctoral researchers in Intelligent and Autonomous Systems


Postdoctoral researchers in Intelligent and Autonomous Systems

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Optimization & Systems Theory research group at KTH is inviting applications for up to two postdoctoral researcher positions in the broad field of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems. All areas of intelligent and autonomous systems will be considered; however, the group particularly encourages applications from individuals who have expertise in the following four research pillars: (a) distributed control, optimization, and RL, (b) privacy and security in autonomous systems, (c) games and mechanism design in networks, and (d) physics-aware learning. The ideal candidates are expected to possess a strong sense of self-motivation, a clear career objective, strong academic records, and the ability to collaborate effectively with other members of the research group.

The selected candidates will also be enrolled in the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems, and Software Program (WASP), thereby gaining privileged access to its extensive resources. The WASP is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education, and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information, and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and software for the benefit of the Swedish 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
  • Access to the resources of WASP and Digital Futures, offering opportunities such as seminars, conferences, and research exposure in both industry and academia.
  • Collaboration with leading experts in control and optimization at KTH, providing a unique chance for hands-on learning and research engagement.

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the start of the employment
  • Research expertise in the related areas
  • Independence
  • Collaborative abilities
  •  Programming skills in at least one of MATLAB, Python, Julia, and C++
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as this will be required in day-to-day work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Track record of research excellence
  • Demonstrations of the ability and potential to produce high-quality, impactful work
  • Teaching and mentoring abilities
  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

To apply for the position

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

The application must include: 

  • A current C. including research areas and a publication list;
  • A statement of current research and future research plans (up to 2 pages except for reference);
  • A copy of diplomas and transcripts from both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. (Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.)
  • The contact information of at least three professional references, including their email addresses, phone numbers, and affiliations. The references may be contacted during the whole application process

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.


The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a security check.

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.

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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.

About KTH

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. Read more here

Type of employment

Temporary position

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Full time

Full-time equivalent


First day of employment

Accordning to agreement


Monthly salary

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Silun Zhang

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Categories: AI, Artificial Intelligence, PhD,


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