Postdocs in Software Engineering to KTH

Stockholm (Kommun) (SE)
den 13 december 2017
den 15 januari 2018
Ingela Somp

Postdocs in Software Engineering for Failure Analysis and Chaos Monkeys

KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Department information
Your work will take place at  the department of Theoretical Computer Science Group at KTH. TCS performs world-class research in several fields including software engineering and program analysis. For more information go to

Job description
The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the research group of Prof. Martin Monperrus. which is doing research in automatic program repair, self-healing software and chaos engineering. For more information go to

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the emerging area of chaos engineering. Chaos engineering  is the art and science of perturbing software systems in production to test resilience, and more generally to maximize a property. Chaos engineering is getting momentum both in industry and in academia, and is expected to be a breakthrough technology for software systems.  See the related literature:

[1] Chaos Engineering

[2] Exception Handling Analysis and Transformation Using Fault Injection: Study of Resilience Against Unanticipated Exceptions

[3] Automating Failure Testing Research at Internet Scale

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to co-advise PhD students and to publish in the best journals and conferences. The application should come with a research statement proposing new research directions in the area of chaos engineering.

The research project is financed by Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). WASP is Sweden’s largest ever research program on autonomous software, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading technology companies. See

The working language is English.  This is a two-year time-limited position. The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start in Spring 2018.

PhD in Computer Science or related area

Trade union representatives
You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Brief research statement with description of research so far and future research goals and interests
  • Copy of PhD diploma

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start in Spring 2018.
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: D-2017-0903


  • Ingela Somp / HR Officer,
  • Martin Monperrus / Professor,

Published: 11.Dec.2017
Last application date: 15.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET