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Third-cycle subject: Computer Science with specialization in Computer Vision and Robotics
We are looking for doctoral students to two different projects at the Department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (https://www.kth.se/rpl/).
The first project, which is starting now, aims at developing methods for discovery of underlying causal relationships in data. This is applied mainly in medical diagnostics. The doctoral student will use tools from Machine Learning and Mathematical Statistics.
The second project SSF FACT (https://strategiska.se/en/research/ongoing-research/generic-methods-and-tools-for-production-2014/project/7207/) aims at developing social autonomous robots that can solve tasks in collaboration with humans in mainly industrial environments. The doctoral student will work with human-robot interaction and use tools from Machine Learning and Control.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
The candidate must have a degree in an area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Informatics or related fields. Documented written and spoken English and programming skills are required. Experience with robotics, computer vision, control systems, machine learning or experimental design is an important asset. Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, have the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis and also possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH, you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
We will also take into regard:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Eligibility, selection, and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
You will find contact information for the doctoral section on the section's website.
Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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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