Doctoral Student in Graph Algorithms and Complexity

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Doctoral student in graph algorithms and complexity

 

KTH Royal Institute of 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 architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

 

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer Science  

The position is under the "Distributed and Dynamic Graph Algorithms and Complexity" project led by Danupon Nanongkai and supported by the ERC starting grant 2016. The goal of the project is to resolve challenging problems in distributed and dynamic environments, with a focus on fundamental graph problems such as computing edge connectivity and shortest paths. The team is part of the Theoretical Computer Science department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information about the project and tasks, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/dannanongkai/ vacancies.

The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by Danupon Na Nongkai.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.

  • A compulsory individual study plan to support your development in your area of interest.

  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.

  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.

  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe’s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.

  • Help torelocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,

  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or

  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

  • The candidate should have a solid background in theoretical computer science (e.g. data structures and complexity theory) and/or related fields (e.g. optimization and mathematics). The preference is for a candidate with a Master's degree but a candidate with a Bachelor's degree could be possible.

Selection

In order to succeed as an 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:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,

  • ability to collaborate with others,

  • have a professional approach and

  • analyse and work with complex issues.

  • Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis and also possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

 

Union representatives

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

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

 

Application

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/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.

  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)

  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.

  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

 

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-3036
Contact
Anna Olanås Jansson, annaoj@kth.se
Danupon Na Nongkai, danupon@kth.se, danupon@gmail.com
Published 05.Dec.2019
Last application date 06.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

 


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