Postdoc in multi-agent systems analysis of the human cell immune network


Application deadline

January 21, 2022

Postdoc in multi-agent systems analysis of the human cell immune network

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

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.

Job description

We invite applications for a Postdoc position in the field of data-driven analysis and control of heterogeneous multi-agent systems. The successful candidate will join a research group that is focusing on new control methodologies for multi-robot systems. The position is associated with the following topic:

-Modelling, analysis and design of the human cell immune system as a multi-agent leader-follower network: model and analyze the human cell immune system as a multi-agent system’s network through novel network identification tools based on data gathered from a partnership with the Brodin lab at Karolinska Institute. Develop pinning control and leader selection methods for optimal selection of cells to be stimulated in order to achieve optimal therapeutic response in treatment procedures.

This position is part of a joint collaboration between the two largest research programs in Sweden, the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), with the ultimate goal of solving ground-breaking research questions across disciplines.

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more:

The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) is a 12-year initiative that focuses on data-driven research, within fields essential for improving the people´s lives, detecting and treating diseases, protecting biodiversity and creating sustainability. The programme will train the next generation of life scientists and create a strong computational and data science base. The program aims to strengthen national collaborations between universities, bridge the research communities of life sciences and data sciences, and create partnerships with industry, healthcare and other national and international actors. Read more:

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

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • Applicants should have a doctoral degree related to at least one of the following research areas:
    • Multi-agent control systems’ network identification
    • Distributed leader-follower multi-agent control
    • Multi-agent control systems for systems biology

The successful applicant should have research expertise and 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, as well as within a research group. Applicants also need to have teaching abilities. Excellent command of English orally and in writing is required.

Preferred qualifications

  • It is commendable if you have awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Last updated: 2021-12-17

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