Associate Professor of Biomedical Signal Processing

Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences


Associate Professor in Biomedical Signal Processing

KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

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.

Subject field

Biomedical Signal Processing

Subject description

The subject concerns studies aimed to improve people’s health based on the ability to measure, process and analyse sensor data from the human body. The subject field includes analog electronics to amplify, filter and modify signals, digitalisation of the signal for processing, and embedded systems for analysis and visualisation. Security, privacy, reliability and validation are important integrated parts of the subject field.


The associate professor is expected to contribute to the university investment in the subject field by actively leading and participating in education, research and external collaboration. Duties include development, planning and delivery of educational programs and courses within the subject field. Education and supervision of students is expected at Bachelor, Masters and PhD level.The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If needed a plan for language training will be set at the time of hire.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve , and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointment procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Research expertise within the subject field, demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • Competence in interacting with the surrounding society, for example with clinical work.
  • Teaching skills in the subject field, evidenced through documented teaching experience, course development and supervision

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • Interest and insights in pedagogical development in the subject field.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative skills
  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise

Trade union representatives

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Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

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).

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2020-0026
Anders Cajander, Head of Division,, +46 8 7909791
Sebastiaan Meijer, Head of Department,, + 46 8 7908071
Published 17.Jun.2020
Last application date 13.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET


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