Postdoctors in analysis, mathematical physics, probability

Country: Sweden;

City: Stockholm

Vacancy added: 19.10.2018

Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Phone and contact person: Jonatan Lenells,

Resumes due: 31.12.2018


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

1-2 postdoctoral positions are offered within the KTH mathematics department. The projects will take place under the supervision of Dr. Jonatan Lenells and/or Dr. Fredrik Viklund and may involve the study of integrable systems, probability, conformal field theory, conformal invariance, complex analysis, Riemann-Hilbert problems, nonlinear PDEs, boundary value problems, SLE theory, Gaussian Free Field, or other topics consistent with the research interests of the supervisors. Each project lasts for a maximum of two years. There are no teaching duties (but if the applicant wants teaching experience, teaching can be arranged).


A PhD degree, awarded within the last three years (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. We seek a candidate with a strong background in one or more of the areas mentioned in the job description.

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.

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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
  • Cover letter (explaining why you are interested in the position)
  • Research statement (max 3 pages)
  • Copy of doctoral transcript
  • Contact information for three references


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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
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: S-2018-1523

  1. Jonatan Lenells,
  2. Fredrik Viklund,

Published: 2018-10-17
Last application date: 2018-12-31

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