Postdoc in pure and applied algebraic geometry

Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, 28 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 is offering two two-year post-doctoral positions within foundational and applied algebraic geometry in the research groups led by Sandra Di Rocco (position sponsored by “Verg Foundation”) and Kathlén Kohn (position sponsored by “WASP - Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program”). The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant and diverse group in algebraic geometry as well as the newly established unit “Mathematics of Data and AI”. There will also be a strong interactions with the “Brummer & Partners MathDataLab” which 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 post-doctoral positions should focus on research in different aspects of algebraic geometry: foundational, computational and applied (e.g. towards machine learning or data science). Teaching duties of at most 20% are included in the position.

What we offer

An international workplace. A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future. Here you have colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment. An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics. Qualifications A PhD degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related area. We seek candidates with a strong background in algebraic geometry and with computational skills (e.g. Macaulay2 or Python). The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research groups, and have good communication skills. No skills in Swedish are required.


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


  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with subject: S-2019-1985 sent to

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).

Fixed term employment /temporary contract 2020-08-01.

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.


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.