Researcher in Graphical Models and Algebraic Statistics

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

30 Jan 2024
Job Information

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Field

Mathematics » Algebra
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Mathematics » Computational mathematics
Mathematics » Geometry
Mathematics » Statistics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

16 Feb 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
Job description

Successful candidates will conduct research in the area of graphical models and/or algebraic statistics (broadly interpreted to include algebra, geometry, combinatorics and their applications) with Liam Solus and other members of the mathematics department at KTH.  Of particular interest are problems related to theoretical aspects of graphical models or the algebra, geometry and combinatorics of statistical models and complex networks.  The successful applicant will be a member of the Department of Mathematics at KTH, which is home to large research groups working in mathematical statistics, applied algebra and algebraic statistics, as well as algebraic geometry and combinatorics. 

Candidates with a background in these fields and an interest in algebraic statistics (broadly interpreted) are encouraged to apply. The position is a time-limited, full-time, one year position starting 1 September 2024 or at an agreed date (either earlier or later). The position comes with no teaching responsibilities or an agreed part of teaching not to exceed 20%.  The position is financed through the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

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
  • An interactive and large group of young researchers interested in the mathematical foundations of AI and data science.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree
  • We are looking for a candidate who has completed his/her PhD studies in mathematics, mathematical statistics, computer science or a related field.
  • The applicant should have a strong background in one of the following areas: graphical models, causality, statistics, algebraic statistics, algebrai, discrete geometry or combinatorics.

Preferred qualifications  

  • The candidate should be a highly motivated researcher, with good collaborative skills who can work independently as well as together with other researchers.
  • Great emphasis will be placed on research expertise, teaching expertise, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, as well as awareness of diversity and equal opportunities issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • We prefer that the candidate has the ability to work to ensure that research results are put to use, has an ability to inform about research and development work, and experience of developing and leading operations and staff.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must include:

1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
3. Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. max 2 pages long
4. Research Statement (max 2 pages long).
5. Contact information for two references.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). 

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 1 year, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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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

About KTH

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. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 1 september 2024, eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary: Månadslön
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2024-0122

  • Liam Solus, [email protected] ,+4687906585
  • Published: 2024-01-26
    Last application date: 2024-02-16

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Postal Code
    Brinellvägen 8

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