KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

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.

You will be hosted in the Department of Chemistry, in the division of glycoscience, a dynamic, international, and multidisciplinary research team working in the field of biochemistry, analytical chemistry, enzyme discovery, and biomaterials with an emphasis on carbohydrates.

Job description

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a mucus engineering approach to develop new strategies to treat mucosal dehydration such as dry eye, dry mouth and vaginal dryness. The postdoctoral researcher will build on previous work to prepare and characterize of mucin binding PEG molecules and to test their lubricating effect on model surfaces and explanted tissues.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you are expected to design, conduct and analyze research experiments at high level of quality and autonomy, communicate the research results to the group members and to a wider audience, run multiple projects in parallel, and assist with the in-lab mentoring of master students. The position also involved short stays abroad to collaborator (in particular in the Netherlands) to conduct experiments.


The following knowledge and experiences are preferable for the employment:

  1. Experience with protein and polymer biochemistry
  1. Experience with tribological and rheological techniques
  1. Experience with cell biology techniques including cell culture, cell viability testing, fluorescence microscopy observation of cells

The candidate should show good track record of scientific production and communication. This includes scientific publications, conference presentations, and other activities (reports, outreach activities). The candidate should be able to quickly grasp the project context and aims and be able to propose future avenues of work.

The applicant should hold a PhD, not older than 3 years, in a field of science or engineering and also be or possess:

  1. Good autonomy and capacity for initiative/propositions
  1. Excellent technical skills
  1. Excellent communication skills
  1. Good organizational skills
  1. Broad scientific knowledge and strong scientific culture

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2018-2064
  • Thomas Crouzier, PhD researcher; , +46 8 7909937, crouzier@kth.se
Published 04.Jan.2019
Last application date 17.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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