KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-POSTDOC12 [#17149, S-2020-1694]
Position Title: Postdoc in Mathematical Statistics at MedTechLabs
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/01/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/11, finished 2021/07/24, listed until 2021/07/20)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc in Mathematical Statistics at MedTechLabs

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 Department of Mathematics at KTH is offering a two-year post-doctoral position in mathematical statistics connected to MedTechLabs’ project in bioelectronic medicine. MedTechLabs is an interdisciplinary research center in medical technology research that creates new conditions for the health care to offer the patients faster diagnosis and better treatment. The Department of Mathematics is part of the project in bioelectronic medicine, which is a developing area of research that combines molecular medicine, neuroscience, engineering, and data analysis to develop devices to diagnose and treat disease. The position as postdoc aims at conducting research in applied mathematics with emphasis on methods for signal processing, statistical inference and machine learning. The overall aim of the project is the create an artificial intelligence that interacts with the nerve system to autonomously monitor and treat inflammation. This involves development of advanced methods in machine learning and statistical inference based on stochastic processes, signal processing, functional- and harmonic analysis to identify inflammation by analysis of electric neural activity related to inflammatory cytokines. The research includes mathematical development and analysis of models and methods for data analysis, such as clustering methods and generative models, as well as practical implementation and analysis of data from clinical studies. The position involves collaboration with researchers at the Center of Bioelectronic Medicine at Karolinska Institute and the Brummer & Partners MathDataLab at the Department of Mathematics, KTH. The position includes a limited amount of teaching (at most 20%). You can read more about what is included in a postdoctoral position in the Employment Regulations and on the Swedish Agency for Government Employers - postdoctoral agreement:

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
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH:
An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics and a unique collaboration with the Center of Bioelectronic Medicine at Karolinska Institute.
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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Preferred qualifications

We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to data analysis and practical experience in data analysis. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated and have the following qualifications
Research expertise
Educational ability
Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
Collaborative abilities
Communication skills
Programming skills in Python and/or Matlab Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. No skills in Swedish are required.

Trade union representative

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


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.
Brief motivation of why you want to work on this project.
Two letters of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writers by email to jobs@math.kth.se with S-2020-1694 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.


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