Postdoc Position: Real-time Simulation, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH, Sweden

Study in:Sweden
Deadline: 20 Dec 2017

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering

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.

The department of Electric Power and Energy Systems research and education covers all aspects of the electric power system including electricity markets, power generation, transmission and distribution, grid intelligence, automation and control as well as electric transportation, electric machines and power electronics. The department consists of about 100 individuals – faculty members, researchers and PhD students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The department has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects.

Project description

The tasks include independent research in the field of automation and control of power systems with a focus on building control system that provides optimal control of power systems with large shares of renewable power. The work also includes participation in ongoing projects at the department, e.g., PhD projects and EU funded collaborative projects.

KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous remuneration, as well as other employment benefits. As a postdoctoral researcher at KTH you have many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events which will extend your professional network and benefit your future career.


Applicants should have a PhD in electrical engineering or computer science. Experience in the field of communication and control of power systems, specifically including work in the field of real-time simulation is an advantage.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webpage.


Log in to KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete according to the instructions below. Your complete application must be received by us at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application should include:

  1. Full curriculum vitae including your relevant academic, professional, and other achievements, experience and knowledge
  2. Copy of the degree certificate(s) from your previously attended university-level institutions, with certified translations in English (unless provided so by the issuing institution)
  3. Statement of purpose: What are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long
  4. List of publications and copies of two representative publications or technical reports no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text
  5. Recommendation letters and contact information for two reference persons


The employment is time limited to 1 year with possibility of extension with 1 more year.

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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, preferably as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number E-2017-1328
  • Lars Nordström, Professor,
  • Mikael Visén, HR administrator,, +46 8 790 84 89
Published 28.Nov.2017
Last application date 20.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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