Post Doc in Geometric PDEs and Mathematical Relativity

Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences

Postdoc Position in Geometric PDEs and Mathematical Relativity

School of Engineering Sciences at 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.

Project/work description

The research group in differential geometry and general relativity within the department of mathematics is offering two two-year postdoc positions. These postdoc positions are intended for work on projects in geometric PDEs, classical mathematical relativity, or a combination of these subjects. By geometric PDEs we here mean any geometrically motivated partial differential equations, such as geometric flows (Ricci flow, mean curvature flow), Einstein manifolds, Schrödinger operators and their heat semigroups, minimal surfaces, wave maps, etc. By mathematical relativity we mean Lorentzian geometry, the study of initial data sets, problems related to evolution (stability, asymptotics, cosmic censorship), the study of horizons and trapped surfaces, static solutions, etc.

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

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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 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.

KTH is an equal opportunity employer, which in particular means that women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications

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

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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).

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications and (preliminary version of) PhD thesis.
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references 

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years. The starting date is flexible, but preferably during fall 2022.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to individual agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2022-0420
Professor Mattias Dahl,, 08-7906000
Associate professor Klaus Kröncke,, 08-7906000
Professor Hans Ringström,, 08-7906000
Published 11.Feb.2022
Last application date 22.Apr.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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