KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdocs in Foundations of Data Science

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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

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH


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 made.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Scientific skills.      
  • Educational ability.   
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with other researchers.   

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


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:

  • 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 been issued in any of these languages.
  • 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 Summer Time).

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 dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


About 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. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: As agreed
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 2
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2023-0755
  1. Aristides Gionis, argioni@kth.se
  2. Anna Olanås Jansson, annaoj@kth.se
Published: 2023-03-15
Last application date: 2023-04-05

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Postdocs in Foundations of Data Science
Brinellvägen 8 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2023-04-05 23:59:59
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