In recent years, a number of methodologies have been developed to explore
connections across Sustainable Development Goals. At KTH researchers have been
developing methods for such purpose, for instance looking at how AI, Climate
Change and Action, and Energy relate to the Sustainable Development Goals
Targets (see suggested references below). The Postdoc employed with this
position is expected to integrate AI in the methods for exploring
interlinkages across SDG targets. The goal of this project is to use a number
of artificial-intelligence-based methods, in particular natural-language
processing (NLP), to perform a thorough assessment of the literature with
the aim of determining synergies and tradeoffs among the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets. The focus is on finding more
robust and less obvious connections among SDGs. Using SDG 13 on climate action
as entry point, the final goal is to develop a framework for data-driven
decision making for policy, with the aim of maximizing the synergies within
SDGs. The selected researcher will have a joint employment at the Department
of Engineering Mechanics and the KTH Climate Action Centre.
The KTH Climate Action Centre is a highly collaborative, research-focused and
unbiased centre uniting changes in technology, policy and society.
Research projects within this postdoctoral position will be developed with a
variety of partners to the Climate Action Centre, such as international and
national agencies working with digitalization and climate action, and the
He/she will be part of a vibrant multidisciplinary group, and will be able to
conduct cutting-edge research with important policy implications.The candidate
will be also actively contributing to the digitalization & climate theme at
the KTH Climate Action Centre. The candidate will work closely with Profs.
Ricardo Vinuesa and Francesco Fuso-Nerini.
Suggested references/readings for this position (please pay special attention
to the supplementary material, that shows an example of the analyses that we
want to recreate with NLP methods):
Vinuesa, R. et al. The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Communications 11 , 1–10 (2020).
Fuso Nerini, F. et al. Connecting climate action with other Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability 2 , 1 (2019).
Fuso Nerini, F. et al. Mapping synergies and trade-offs between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy 3 , 10–15 (2018).
Fuldauer, L. I. et al. Targeting climate adaptation to safeguard and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Communications 2022 13:1 13 , 1–15 (2022).
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
You will become part of a multi-disciplanary research team performing
highly experienced in data-driven methods and sustainability
Opportunity of personal development and grow the national and
international research network
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A suitable background for this position would be a PhD (completed in the last
three years) in Sustainability/Energy Systems, Computer Science with a
specialization in data-driven methods, computational methods or similar. In
addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degreeproject,
international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous
qualifications.Applicants must possess the ability to work independently and
perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility
requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is
Proficient in English language
Relevant published work in the field of digitalization and/or
sustainability and climate action
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the
last three years prior to the application deadline
Independence and research leadership
Knowledge on sustainability- and climate- related themes
Knowledge on artificial-intelligence-based methods, in particular natural-
language processing (NLP)
Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
Teaching abilities, as well as awareness of diversity and equal
opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
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CV with list of publications
Transcripts from university/university college
Contact information for at least two references
PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format)
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