KTH Royal university of Technology, Sweden

Postdoc in artificial-intelligence methods for climate action KTH, Sweden, May 2022


Postdoctoral fellow position use natural-language processing (NLP), with the aim of determining synergies and tradeoffs among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is available for applicants with doctoral degree at the School of Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

A suitable background for this position would be a PhD (completed in the last five years) in Sustainability/Energy Systems or Computer Science with a specialization in data-driven methods, computational methods. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degreeproject, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications. Applicants must possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well aspossessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Proficient in English language.
  • Relevant published work in the field of digitalization and/or sustainability and climate action.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • independence and research leadership.
  • Knowledge on sustainability- and climate- related themes
  • Knowledge on artificial-intelligence-based methods, in particular natural-language processing (NLP)·
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The goal of this project is to use a number of artificial-intelligence-based methods, in particular natural-language processing (NLP), to perform a thorough assessment of the literature with the aim of determining synergies and tradeoffs among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets. The focus is on finding more robust and less obvious connections among SDGs. Using SDG 13 on climate action as entry point, the final goal is to develop a framework for data-driven decision making for policy, with the aim of maximizing the synergies within SDGs. The selected researcher will have a joint appointment at the Department of Engineering Mechanics (https://www.kth.se/en/sci/tekmek/institutionen-for-teknisk-mekanik-1.948703) and the KTH Climate Action Centre (https://www.kth.se/climateactioncentre/start-kth-climate-action-centre-1.1085675).

The researcher will become part of the VinuesaLab research group (https://www.vinuesalab.com), where he/she will have the possibility to interact with several related projects dealing with numerical data, and deep-learning models. Furthermore, he/she will also have access to the multi-peta scale supercomputing facilities available at KTH, in conjunction with the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC, www.e-science.se). Finally, the researcher will become part of the excellent research environment FLOW (www.flow.kth.se).

The KTH Climate Action Centre is a highly collaborative, research-focused and unbiased centre uniting changes in technology, policy and society with:

  • Disruptive multi-disciplinary climate action research
  • Engagement with students and citizens
  • Collaboration with policy and business
  • Strategic partnerships

Research projects within this postdoctoral position will be developed with a variety of partners to the Climate Action Centre, such as international and national agencies working with digitalization and climate action, and the private sector.

He/she will be part of a vibrant multidisciplinary group, and will be able to conduct cutting-edge research with important policy implications. The candidate will be also actively contributing to the digitalization & climate theme at the KTH Climate Action Centre. The candidate will work closely with Profs. Ricardo Vinuesa and Francesco Fuso-Nerini.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • You will become part of a multi-disciplanary research team performing highly experienced in data-driven methods and sustainability.
  • Opportunity of personal development and grow the national and international research network.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: S-2022-0766

Application Procedure

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Please include:

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

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).

About the Department

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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.


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The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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