We are looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers in the area of foundations of
data science. The positions are in a research team in KTH led by professor
Aristides Gionis (https: // www. kth.se/profile/argioni/). The research team
focuses on developing novel methods to extract knowledge from data, modeling
large-scale complex systems, and exploring new application areas in data
science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to models and
algorithms for knowledge discovery, novel algorithmic and statistical
techniques for big data management, optimization for machine learning,
analysis of information and social networks, fairness, accountability, and
transparency in learning systems. Applicants must have a strong interest in
the development of the underlying theory, applications, and methods to distill
knowledge from large complex datasets. The advertised positions are funded by
Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden's
largest individual research program, and by an ambitious 5-year European
Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant titled REBOUND, which aims to study
the phenomena of polarization and echo chambers in online media, and develop
methods to mitigate these phenomena. Funding is also provided by H2020
European project SoBigData++. The postdoc positions involve individual and
collaborative research, participation in research projects, and interaction
with faculty, postdocs, and students. Opportunities to enhance important
skills, such as research leadership, teaching, and grant-proposal writing,
will also be given.
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.
Opportunity to be part of an established and ambitious research group.
Opportunities to collaborate with a network of leading research groups in
Europe and internationally.
Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
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Successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree from a reputed
institution. They are expected to have vision, ambition, and passion for
research, and a strong publication track record in top conferences and
journals in data science, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.
They should be eager to co-supervise PhD and MS student project.
We are particularly interested in candidates with several complementary
skills, e.g., theory development and application expertise.
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility
requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the
last three years prior to the application deadline
Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus
on gender equality.
Independance, and the the ability to cooperate.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
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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
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A research statement describing your research area, achievements, and
research highlights, as well as your vision and your future research
agenda. Max four pages long.
Contact information to at least two 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
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
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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