Postdoc at the Brummer &Partners MathDataLab

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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

What we offer

  • 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.
  • An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics.

Qualifications

A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the position) within the last 3 years in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related area is a requirement. 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, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. No skills in Swedish are required.

Requirements

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

Preferred qualifications

Great emphasis will be placed on scientific ability as well as personal competence and suitability. Preferred qualifications include, in addition, ability to collaborate, independence, and pedagogical skills.

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).

Fixed term employment /temporary contract July 2022.

About the employment

The position offered is still valid for at least 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

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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 employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
City: Stockholm
Reference number: S-2019-1908
Published: 2019-11-08
Last application date: 2019-12-16


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