School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

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.

Job description

The position entails design- and safety analysis, and experimental verification of materials and components for a Swedish lead-cooled research reactor. The work is conducted within the frame of the SUNRISE project, coordinated by the nuclear engineering division at KTH. In particular, the work concerns design and modelling of the primary system of the research reactor, focusing on pumps, steam generators, control rods, and safety classified components, such as dip-coolers, reactor vessel auxiliary cooling systems and shut-down systems. An important part of the work is design and construction of experimental facilities for erosion tests of materials for lead-pumps and impellers. You will constitute an essential link between WP1 and WP5 in the SUNRISE project, and work together with professor Janne Wallenius, senior lecturer Pavel Kudinov, docent Dmitry Grishchenko, other post-docs, PhD students and MSc diploma students at the division.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Exciting work within national and international projects
  • A research environment focusing on the development of the nuclear power of the future.

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • Proven skills in terms of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as experience from developing computer codes for simulation of dynamic processes in nuclear power reactors.

Preferred qualifications

We prefer candidates with experience from modelling of dynamic processes in lead-cooled reactors and lead-cooled experimental facilities. Pedagogical experience from teaching at universities is a merit. In order to succeed and enjoy your role, we prefer that you have a well-documented ability to cooperate, to work independently and that you are aware about diversity and equality issues, with particular focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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.

The application must include a CV with relevant work experience and competences, and a brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (maximum two pages long).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-01-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2021-1570
  • Professor Janne Wallenius,
  • Professor Pär Olsson, head dept physics,
Published 02.Nov.2021
Last application date 06.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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