Postdoc Positions in Combinatorics
Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences

Postdocs in Combinatorics

School of Engineering Sciences at 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.

Job description

The combinatorics group at KTH invites applications to three postdoctoral positions.  The positions are in-line with the interests of the combinatorics group at KTH, focusing on algebraic, geometric, enumerative, and/or probabilistic combinatorics.  Of special interest are questions related to polytopes, Ehrhart theory, Matroids, Hodge theory in combinatorics, Geometry of polynomials, Lorentzian polynomials, the real zeros of polynomials, inequalities among the coefficients of polynomials, dynamical algebraic combinatorics, probabilistic methods and connections to algebraic geometry, applied algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics. 

There are three positions available, each of which is a time-limited two-year full-time position with the possibility for extension to a third year. The starting date for each position will be September 1, 2023 or an agreed upon date (either earlier or later). The postdocs will be members of the combinatorics group at KTH, which is a large group with several faculty, researchers, and PhD students working within the field. The positions are full-time with 25% teaching responsibilities. They are funded by The Swedish Research Council, the Göran Gustafsson Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Formally, the postdocs will be supervised by Petter Brändén, Svante Linusson and Liam Solus, respectively.  However, strong candidates will have the ability to work with all three supervisors as well as other members of the Department of Mathematics at KTH.

What we offer

  • An interactive and large group of researchers interested in combinatorics.
  • 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.
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, this eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • We seek candidates with a background in areas related to one of the following: algebraic, geometric, enumerative or probabilistic combinatorics, or a related field such as discrete geometry, applied algebraic geometry, non-linear algebra, and/or algebraic statistics.
  • The successful application will be a highly motivated researcher, capable of working both independently as well as in collaboration with other researchers. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • A strong emphasis will be placed on scientific skills, pedagogical skills, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.  

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three 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.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 September 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2022-1821
Liam Solus,
Published 13.Oct.2022
Last application date 15.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET
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