Postdoc in Graphical Models, Algebraic Statistics or Causality

Stockholm (SE)
Oct 06, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 23, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoc Position in Graphical Models, Algebraic Statistics or Causality

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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
Successful candidates will conduct research in the area of graphical models, algebraic statistics, and/or causality with Liam Solus and other members of the mathematics department at KTH. Of particular interest are questions related to causal inference, model selection and underlying algebraic, geometric, and combinatorial structure.

The position is a time-limited, full-time, one year position (with the possibility of extension) starting August 2021 or at an agreed upon date (either earlier or later). The successful applicant will be a member of the new Department of Mathematics for Data and AI at KTH, a quickly growing group working in the mathematical foundations of AI and data science. The position includes generous travel support, and it is financed through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (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 Swedish industry. Read more at The successful candidate will participate in the MATH/AI program at WASP, through which they will have a variety of opportunities to interact with other researchers and industry collaborators in AI, ML, and statistics.

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
  • An interactive and large group of young researchers interested in the mathematical foundations of AI and data science.
  • An international workplace.
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



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).

We are looking for a candidate who has completed his or her doctoral studies in mathematics, mathematical statistics, or a closely related subject area in the past three years. The applicant must have a strong background in any of the following areas: graphic models, algebraic statistics, causality, statistics, graph theory, combinatorics. The candidate should be a highly motivated researcher who can work as well alone as with other researchers

Preferred qualifications

A strong emphasis will be placed on scientific skills, pedagogical skills, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

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

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 the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including relevant experience,
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from previous university studies with translations into English or Swedish if the originals are not in one of these two languages.
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position, max 2 pages), and
  • Research Statement (max 2 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation emailed to with subject line ``Postdoc Letter of Recommendation: Graphical Models, Algebraic Statistics, and Causality.’’

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 positions are each one year with the possibility of extension.

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.

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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.

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