Research Engineer in Control of Multi-Robot Systems

Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Engineer in Control of Multi-Robot 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

We invite applications for one research engineer position to the Smart Mobility Lab (SML). The advertised position is concerned with the development and maintenance of hardware and software for both ground and aerial robots. With respect to the hardware, it is expected that the different robots and their components are maintained, and that new and heterogeneous hardware components are integrated with them. With respect to the software, it is expected that a software platform to develop cooperative behaviors for ground and aerial robots is maintained and needed components be developed. The work to be developed is motivated by and within the scope of the EU research projects CANOPIES and ERC LEAFHOUND.

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 get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the following research subjects (or equivalent): Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS), as well as with at least C++ or Python programming languages, is mandatory.
  • Good command of English, orally and in writing, is required.
  • Applicants should have a solid academic record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.

Preferred qualifications

  • Degree with a focus in Control and/or Robotics is meritorious.
  • Competence in the field, from industrial experience or similar past positions.
  • Collaborative abilities.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

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:

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 have not been issued in any 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 two pages long.

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 6 months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2021-11-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-0779
Felicia Gustafsson, HR,
Dimos Dimarogonas,
Published 19.Mar.2021
Last application date 26.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET