Postdoc in Combinatorics

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

Postdoc in combinatorics

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 geometric, algebraic and enumerative combinatorics and/or discrete and convex geometry together with Katharina Jochemko and/or Liam Solus and other members of the mathematics department at KTH.  There are two positions: one with Katharina Jochemko as mentor and the other with Liam Solus.  Separate applications are not needed to be considered for both positions.

There are two positions and both are time-limited, full-time, one year positions (with the possibility of extension) starting August 2021 or at an agreed upon date (either earlier or later).  The positions are financed through the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), and will each include a teaching load of 20% (approximately one masters level course every year). 

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
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • An international workplace.

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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).

The applicant must have a strong background in any of the following areas: algebraic and enumerative combinatorics, or discrete and convex geometry. 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: Combinatorics.’’

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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