Postdoctors in Resilient Critical Infrastructures Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Postdoctors in Resilient Critical Infrastructures


Royal Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Systems Engineering


KTH is one of Europe's leading technical universities and an important arena for knowledge development. As Sweden's largest university of technical research and education, we gather students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers both natural sciences and all branches of technology as well as architecture, industrial economics, social planning, technical history and philosophy.


Become a part of world-leading research and education! The School of Electrical and Systems Engineering is one of ten schools at KTH and conducts research and education in electrical, systems and communications technology and space and fusion plasma physics. The field of electrical engineering and electronics at KTH is prominent and high in international ranking lists. The school is responsible for university and civil engineering education and several master programs with high search pressure and close links with our research areas. Together, 450 people work in an international environment at eight departments and a chancellor.


The services are linked to the Departments of Regulatory Technology , Network and Systems Engineering and Technical Information Science . The departments consist of about 150 teachers, researchers and doctoral students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as a pleasant and open environment. The staff has an international background and the working language is English. The department is internationally established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners all over the world and is involved in several European and national projects.


project Description


Recruitment is part of the Center for Resilient Critical Infrastructures, CERCES , which deals with safety and resilience for industrial control and control systems. In particular, the project focuses on regulation technology, communication and computing systems, wireless communication and authentication of built-in platforms. We are now looking for highly qualified individuals with a doctorate who can contribute in at least one of the following areas:


Control technology: Within this field we use methods for cyber physical systems to study reliability and security for critical infrastructures such as power systems, smart grids and water distribution systems. The work will have a strong focus on the physical aspect of the critical infrastructures and the main objective is to develop regulatory and monitoring algorithms that guarantee the resilient operation of the infrastructure, even in the event of unexpected errors and malicious disturbances.


Fog computing and IoT: We will study new methods, facilitated by network visualization and "fog computing", for secure and resilient communication and computing infrastructures for industrial control systems and smart grids. We will also utilize models of the physical process and combine them with models of computational infrastructure to develop safe and resilient resource allocation algorithms.


Wireless Communication: We will study new methods to secure wireless communication systems through physical storage. The goal is to demonstrate that physical storage techniques are powerful complement to conventional technologies to increase the resistance to attacks on wireless systems and at the same time reduce the calculation overhead for encryption methods.


KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous salary and other employment benefits. As a postdoctoral student at KTH you have the opportunity to attend conferences, projects and other relevant activities that can extend your professional network and benefit your future career.




Applicants should have a doctorate or be close to a dispute within one of the areas concerned. Applicants should have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: security, signals and systems, regulatory technology, communication networks, information theory or wireless systems. Applicants should also be prepared to spend time working with people in all departments involved.


The chosen applicant needs an excellent academic qualification, well-developed analytical skills, as well as skills in problem solving. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who can work independently. Good knowledge of English in spelling and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals.


Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on the KTH website . 



You apply through KTH's recruitment tool. You as the applicant have the primary responsibility for your application being complete when it is submitted. Your complete application must be KTH at the latest by the closing date for the application period.


The application must contain the following:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.

  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish about original documents are not issued in one of these languages.

  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your past studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.

  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.


  6. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact referrals only for selected candidates.



The employment is limited to 1 year with the possibility of renewal for another 1 year.


We discourage direct contact with staffing and recruitment companies as well as sales adverts.


Type of employment

Fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

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By agreement, preferably as soon as possible


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Stockholm County






  • Henrik Sandberg, Professor of Regulatory Technology,

  • György Dán, Associate Professor in Network and Systems Engineering,

  • Ragnar Thobaben, Associate Professor, Technical Science,

  • Mikael Visén, Human Resources Administrator,, +46 8 790 84 89



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