Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, EECS

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The work will be developed in the central campus of KTH, at the Division of Electromagnetic Engineering (EME, https://www.kth.se/eme), in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS, https://www.kth.se/en/eecs/). The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The department is internationally well established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects.

Job description

This project is funded by Vinnova, under the framework of the Smart Electric Systems, and it will have the participation of industrial participants at Ericsson AB.

The main goal of this project is to investigate the concept of higher symmetries and geodesic lenses for generating highly efficient antenna systems at higher frequencies than the present mobile communications. Therefore, to produce high efficient systems, fully-metallic integrated antenna solutions will be investigated.


Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetic Engineering, Physics, or similar. Doctoral degree must be obtained before the start date of the contract. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave).

The candidate should have a strong background from at least one of the areas: metamaterials, metasurfaces, electromagnetic bandgaps, leaky wave antennas, lens antennas, or higher symmetries.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results, as well as, to conduct meetings with the industrial partners involved in the project.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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The application should 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 if the 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 previous 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.
  5. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Januari 2020
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-1685
  • Oscar Quevedo Teruel, Universitetslektor, oscarqt@kth.se
  • Anna Mård, HR-handläggare, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 15.Aug.2019
Last application date 16.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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