KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Information and Communication Technology

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Information and Communication Technology conducts research and education at a leading international level in Electronics, Software and Computer Systems as well as in Communication Systems. The research activity encompasses both basic and applied level. The school offers a wide spectrum of educational programs at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. The school of Information and Communication Technology fosters close collaboration with Swedish and international companies and research institutes as well as surrounding associations such as Kista Science City.

Job description

The research area of the postdoc position is future 5G mobile networks. The main challenge in these networks is scalability – affordable infrastructure solutions for both very high data rates and/or large number of simple IoT devices. Energysmart network design is also an important tool.  Examples of specifically challenging research topics are Ultra-Dense Wireless Access Networks, providing capacities exceeding 1 Gbit/s/m2 and high speed Internet access to  large number of users onboard aircraft through Direct Air to Ground Communications for flying platforms and communication systems for mission critical applications with low latency and very high reliability and security. The position(s) are envisaged to focus on design and performance analysis for 5G network architectures for the above application areas. The position is with the Radio Communication Systems Lab at the department of Communication Systems (CoS) at KTH Information and Communication Technology at the KTH Kista Campus. 


Applicants must hold or be about to receive Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related area. Excellent academic credentials and publication record and a strong background in wireless networking & communications are mandatory requirements. Experience in aeronautical communication systems, software defined radio, network virtualization, mobility and dynamic spectrum management is considered an advantage.  

The evaluation will be based on the scientific quality of the candidate in accordance with the needs of the projects outlined above. The applicant should be highly motivated and able to work independently and perform critical thinking and analysis. Excellent written and spoken English proficiency, communication and teamwork skills are expected. 

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The application should include the following documents: 

  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (pinpoint the most important publications and describe your contributions)
  • Motivation letter describing your professional experience, your future plans, and how you envision contributing to the above mentioned research areas
  • Degree certificates and transcripts from university and graduate studies
  • Two up-to-date letters of reference which should contain the contact information of the referee (email and phone number)

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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).


This is a temporary position longer than 6 month and maximum 2 years.

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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 Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number I-2016-0421
  • Jens Zander, professor, +46 8 790 93 51, e-mail: jenz@kth.se
  • Susanne Collberg, personnel administrator, +46 8 790 43 19, e-mail: collberg@kth.se
Published 27.May.2016
Last application date 31.Aug.2016 11:59 PM CET

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