Post Doc in Secure Networked Control Systems

Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Postdoc Positions in Secure Networked Control Systems

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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.

Job description

The Division of Decision and Control Systems is currently looking for up to 2 postdocs with a very strong background and interest in networked control systems, mathematics, and modeling. The successful candidates will join a project on developing novel mathematical and computational tools for the fundamental understanding and engineering design of emerging networked control systems, and with a particular focus on resilient and secure cyber-physical systems. The work is supervised by Professors Henrik Sandberg and Karl Henrik Johansson.

The Division of Decision and Control Systems conducts fundamental research in networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, system identification, and transport systems. Industrial projects involve partners such as ABB, Ericsson, and Scania. A major part of the research is conducted in EU projects in collaboration with European industry and universities. We have a large academic network and collaborate with researchers at Caltech, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, among others.

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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 in control, applied mathematics, 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).
  • Significant, documented research expertise in networked control systems, cyber-physical security, and/or game theory.
  • Strongly motivated, able to work independently, and with very good collaborative abilities.

Preferred qualifications

  • Teaching abilities and documented supervision of student work are commendable.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality, is commendable.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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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.
  • Three scientific publications relevant to the position.
  • Contact information for at least three reference persons.

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).

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.


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.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-3121
Felicia Gustafsson, HR,
Prof. Henrik Sandberg,
Prof. Karl Henrik Johansson,
Published 16.Dec.2021
Last application date 01.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET