Researcher in Mathematics
Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Researcher in Mathematics


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 focus group in Random matrix theory, stochastic models and analysis at the Department of Mathematics is offering up to two two-year post-doctoral positions. The positions are financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The main duty is research within the field of the group or related areas. A limited amount of teaching and some administration may be part of the duties. The positions are at the post-doc level with Kurt Johansson as mentor.

For more information about the focus group see RMSMA.



A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the position) in mathematics or related areas is a requirement. A PhD degree from another university than KTH is preferred. We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to the research activity of the group. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability. No skills in Swedish are required.


Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.


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Fixed term employment /temporary contract July 2022.


The application should contain:

  • a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications.

  • a description of the candidate’s research and a motivation for the applicant’s interest in the position.

  • up to three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writers by email to with S-2019-1887 in the subject line.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Earliest 1st of July
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-1887
Kurt Johansson,
Published 31.Oct.2019
Last application date 12.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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