The Department of Automatic Control at KTH conducts fundamental and applied research in system identification, optimization and control of wireless networks, networked systems, and systems theory. The department is internationally well established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects. Industrial projects involve partners such as ABB Corporate Research, ABB Process Automation, BillerudKorsnäs, Ericsson Research, and Scania. We have a large academic network and collaborate with researchers at MIT, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, TU Eindhoven, and Université de Lyon among others.

The department has  one open postdoc position within model based optimization of biopharmaceutical production by mammalian cell systems.  We seek candidates with  background from modeling of reaction networks,  parameter estimation and  off- and on-line optimization (Model Predictive Control), preferably with applications in bioproduction. The project is carried out in collaboration with the School of Biotechnology, KTH, and several industrial partners.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near Ph.D. defense, in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology. The candidate should have a strong background from at least one of the areas bioprocess modeling, system identification or Model Predictive Control, and experience from at least one more of these areas.

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.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see

Deadline for applications is Jan 22 2017.


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Elling W. Jacobsen
Professor of Automatic Control

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Automatic Control
Osquldas väg 10, floor 6, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 790 7325, email: [log in to unmask]