PhD Scholarship in Neuromorphic Computing and Neurorobotics

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in robotics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The funds for this fellowship are available for four years. Potential candidates should apply before October 11, 2018.

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.

Your work will take place at the Department of Computational Science and Technology. For more information go to:

A Doctoral Student in Neuromorphic Computing and NeuroRobotics. The position is funded by the EU FET H2020 project "The Human Brain Project" (HBP), and addresses research in neuronal computation for robotic systems. The successful candidate will explore the use of spiking neuronal networks on dedicated neuromorphic hardware (e.g. SpiNNaker, Spikey, TrueNorth, Loihi) to control real or virtual robots in the neurorobotics platform (NRP, Multiple experiments are envisioned, ranging from motor-control for compliant tendon-driven robots (e.g. for Neuroprosthetic Devices) up to scene understanding and mobile robot navigation. The Doctoral Student candidate will evaluate and select the most promising scenarios and develop real-time demonstrators of neuronal function. Prerequisites include expertise about neuronal networks and computational neuroscience, but also experience in robotic applications (hardware and/or software). Optionally technology transfer from the lab environment into industry or Start-up Company.
- The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
- A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
- Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europs fastest growing capitols, which is close to both nature and the sea.
- Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 hgskolefrordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- 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.

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,

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska hgskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH’s website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

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 / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:
- Applications must include the following elements:
- Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, 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: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.


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