KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-POSTDOC10 [#16441, S-2020-1346]
Position Title: Postdoc in mathematics: random & optimal point configurations in the plane
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/11/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/08, listed until 2020/11/16)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc in mathematics: random & optimal point configurations in the plane

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The postdoctoral scholar should work under supervision by and in collaboration with professor Hedenmalm, with the aim to deepen the understanding of Coulomb gas in the plane and also related determinantal processes. The achieved results will be published in international mathematics journals. In addition to the research activity it is expected that the postdoc should participate in the basic education of undergraduate or graduate students at the rate 20%.

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
An international workplace.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH:
The environment at KTH includes in addition a vibrant activity in random matrix theory and stochastic Löwner evolution (SLE).


As a person you are motivated to collaborate with your colleagues, and to work together towards solving outstanding scientific issues. We are happy to see that you have a documented interested in random gas models, alternatively competence in mathematical analysis which may be applied to analyze those models. Here we may mention e.g. the asymptotic analysis of reproducing kernels. Especially commendable is grasp of the methods that have been used to analyze the energy optimality of lattice configurations in certain dimensions.


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).

Preferred qualifications

Research expertise
Educational ability
Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality

Trade union representative

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


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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 (max 2pp) of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goal
The application shall include two recommendation letters from senior researchers. Letters are sent by e-mail to jobs@math.kth.se with S-2020-1346 in the subject line. Letters must be received by the application deadline.
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).

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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.


E-mail: haakanh@kth.se

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