KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety.


As a technician you will be placed at the department of Physics. The work will be carried out both at the division of Nuclear engineering and KTH Space Center.

Nuclear engineering

The division of Nuclear engineering conducts research on and develops future generation nuclear technology and also work with many questions regarding today’s reactors. The experimental work is currently focusing on supercritical reactors, lead cooled systems and the development of advanced fuel. Two important parts of the infrastructure are a high-pressure, heated water loop and the nuclear fuel manufacturing laboratory. As a technician you will work with both these infrastructures as well as develop, install and operate new experiments.

KTH Space Center

The centre was formed in 2014 to coordinate and promote space research conducted at the different schools at KTH. As part of the work a Space Technology Laboratory is now being established, where researchers and space industry can perform necessary tests before satellites are launched into orbit. The largest part of the Space Technology Laboratory is a thermal vacuum chamber that will be used to perform thermal cycling in vacuum. As a technician you will maintain this vacuum chamber and the cleanroom where it is situated.

The position is a permanent position, starting with a probationary period of up to 6 months.

Job description

As a technician you will:

  • Prepare tests in experimental facilities. This also includes programming test cycles before thermal vacuum tests.
  • Work with, repair, maintain and calibrate pressurised systems.
  • Engineering work in the workshop
  • Establish and update routines for working with the thermal vacuum chamber. This includes establishing routines for working in the cleanroom and to train researchers, industry and students that will use the facility.
  • Receive bookings and schedule tests

Since some tests will continue over several days some call-in work on evenings and weekends can occur.


The applicants to this position must have the following qualifications:

Experience of

  • Engineering work in a workshop
  • Pressurised systems
  • Electrical systems

Be able to or be willing to learn to speak Swedish

Be able to speak, read and write in English

In addition, the applicants should have experience in:

  • Welding
  • Measurement and control systems
  • CAD (construction in CAD and/or be able to read CAD drawings.)
  • Experience of working in a cleanroom environment

Personal skills

Furthermore we are looking for a practical, thorough and structural person for this position. Since you will work with high and low pressure system as well as high and low temperatures you need to have a security awareness. Since you will work close to both researchers and industry partners you also need to be good at collaborating.

The department of Physics offers a dynamic workplace and good opportunities for further development. You will take part in both applied and basic research projects which will give an opportunity to learn a lot from the collaborating research teams. You will work with world leading researchers in national as well as international projects.

Trade union representatives

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


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must contain the following documents in pdf format:

• Application letter, including a description of your workshop experience and a description of why you are applying for this position. (Maximum 2 pages)

• CV

Other information

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2019-0353
  • Pär Olsson, Head of Nuclear engineering, +46 73 765 05 38, polsson@kth.se
  • Linda Eliasson, Project manager KTH Space Tech Lab, +46 70 166 74 00, lindaeli@kth.se
  • Mark Pearce, Head of department of Physics, +46 73 642 39 29, pearce@kth.se
Published 22.Feb.2019
Last application date 22.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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