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School of Architecture and Built Environment 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 postdoc is expected to participate in the on-going project HARMONIA, conduct high-quality research on remote sensing for various applications, including urban mapping, urbanization monitoring, disaster management and decision support, environmental change monitoring and impact assessment, writing scientific papers, co-supervise PhD students, and participate in teaching of courses in remote sensing, image processing and applications. 

Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, the HARMONIA project aims to develop a decision support system for improved resilience and sustainability in urban areas to cope with climate change and extreme events. Specifically, HARMONIA will focus on two types of Climate Change (CC) effects:

  • Natural and manmade hazards intensified by CC, including urban flooding, land degradation and geohazards (landslides, earthquake, ground deformation)
  • Manmade hazards, such as urban heat islands, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions.

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

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • PhD exam in natural science and engineering disciplines such as geomatics engineering, geography, computer science, electrical engineering. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Strong knowledge in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and/or optical remote sensing
  • Demonstrated skills in SAR and/or optical time series analysis, change detection
  • Experience in cloud processing platform (e. g. GCP and GEE) for exploitation of EO big data
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific papers.
  • To succeed in the role, you are independent in your professional role and have a good ability to work with both internal and external contacts.
  • You have an interest in diversity and equal treatment issues with a special focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Scientific skill
  • Pedagogical experience from teaching as well as work with dissemination of research results and that it is useful. It is also an advantage to have experience of developing and leading operations and personnel.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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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.
  • List of publications and link to your PhD thesis.
  • Copy of diplomas and transcripts from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you are a good fit for this position, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

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.

Other information

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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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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2022-0913
  • Sofia Kroné Karlsson, HR-officer, +46(8)7909420
  • Yifang Ban, Professor ,
Published 11.Apr.2022
Last application date 10.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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