Research Fellowship in Numerical Analysis
Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences

The Dahlquist Research Fellowship, Researcher in Numerical Analysis

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

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) announces the Dahlquist Research Fellowship, named in honor of professor Germund Dahlquist, the pioneer in numerical analysis at KTH, Stockholm.

The award will be for full time research at KTH in numerical analysis and will carry special recognition at the School of Engineering Sciences. The recipient is encouraged to pursue her or his own research interests. The Fellow is provided with office and computer facilities within the department of Mathematics at KTH throughout the award period. The award period is two years.

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
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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The fellowship shall be awarded to a promising numerical analyst, who:

  • has a PhD dissertation more recent than 5 years
  • speaks English


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree

Preferred qualifications

Research expertise in Numerical Analysis will be the most important selection criteria, and should be shown through scientific publications. The applicant should have a strong internal motivation and good ability to work both independently and with colleagues in different constellations.

It is of merit with shown pedagogical ability, shown ability to act to ensure that research results will be useful and to inform about research and development work, experience in developing and managing operations and personnel, as well as awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence.


Germund Dahlquist worked as professor in Numerical Analysis at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and SU (Stockholm University) in 1963-1990, and as a guest professor at Stanford University in 1982-1986. He was one of the true Swedish pioneers in Numerical Analysis and Computer Science.

This fellowship is financed by COMSOL, Inc. and KTH., and was founded in 2007.

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About the employment

Temporary employment for up to 2 Years, or by agreement. Tentative starting date September 2021, or by agreement

The employment is valid indefinitely or limited in terms of contract.

Other information

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 2021 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2020-1674
Professor Anna-Karin Tornberg, +46 8790 62 66,
Published 03.Dec.2020
Last application date 18.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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