Postdoctoral scholarship in hybrid control of robotic systems

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The workplace

The Division of Decision and Control Systems at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of KTH conducts research in networked control systems, robotics, control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. Much of the research is conducted within EU projects, as well as within the inter-departmental centers WASP and SRA TNG. The group has also strong financial support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Research Council.
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Project description

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the general field of hybrid control of robotic systems. The successful candidate will join a research group that is focusing on new control design methodologies for multi-agent systems combining tools from distributed control theory, hybrid systems and formal verification methodologies from computer science.

KTH offers an attractive working environment and generous remuneration in form of scholarship. As a postdoctoral scholar you have many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events which will extend your professional network and benefit your future career.


A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Candidates should have their PhD related to at least one of the following research areas:

- hybrid control of robotic systems
- multi-robot control systems
- formal methods for robot control synthesis.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Experience with real robotic experiments is desirable. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently, as well as within a research group. Excellent command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present research results.


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to . You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2019-12-15. Mark your application with reference number J-2019-2957.
The application must include the following documents:
• Curriculum vitae; including your relevant academic and professional experience.
• List of publications indicating and providing links to five of them that are most relevant to the position.
• Research statement, also in relation to the position (max 2 pages)
• Contact information for two references
Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.
About the position/positions
Period: 1 year with possible extension with 1 more year
Extent: Full-time
Number of positions: 1
Location: Stockholm
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