Postdoc in topological data analysis

Updated: 7 months ago
Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

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 Department of Mathematics at KTH is offering attractive two-year post-doctoral positions within the Topological Data Analysis group. The Topological Data Analysis group at KTH is a vibrant research environment with broad interests ranging from fundamental mathematical research, connections to machine learning, concrete applications and novel ways of teaching topology based data analysis courses both on master and PhD level.

The department of mathematics at KTH offers many opportunities for collaboration and advancement, for example through the Brummer & Partners MathDataLab and WASP. Financing for these positions comes from Vetenskapsrådet and WASP. Involvement in undergraduate teaching will be required for up to 20% of the employment. 

The post-doctoral positions aim at conducting research in mathematics related to topological data analysis understood in abroad sense (fundamental developments including probability and statistics, applications, algorithmic approaches, etc).

The successful candidate is expected to independently conduct research and to actively engage in the department activities, attending and organizing seminars, being involved in inviting and hosting guests.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics.


A PhD degree, awarded in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related area is a requirement. We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to the TDA 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. No skills in Swedish are required.


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

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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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.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with subject: “S-2019-2211” sent to

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 August 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.


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