Postdoc in combinatorics

Location
Stockholm (SE)
Posted
Thursday, 28 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 28 December 2019
Ref
S-2019-1888
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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

Research in algebraic and probabilistic combinatorics in collaboration with Svante Linusson and other combinatorialists at the department. Teaching corresponding to at most 20% of fulltime.

What we offer

A two year postdoc position in an international leading research group.

Qualifications

Requirements

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

Preferred qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral education (completed in the last three years or to be completed before the commencement of the position). Candidates cannot have their PhD degree from KTH. We seek a candidate with a strong background in algebraic or probabilistic combinatorics. The most important criteria is the scientific skills of the applicant, but personal competence and suitability is also important. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the division, and have good communication skills.

Teaching ability is also an assessment criteria. The applicant is assumed to have an awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues in particular gender equality.

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.
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position) Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references

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 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

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