School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

We are offering postdoc positions in the area regulation and engineering of carbon fixation in photosynthetic microbes. Current research program involves projects in sequence-driven mutagenesis of enzymes and regulators, screening of mutant pools using novel cultivation and sorting platforms, and characterization of mutant strains using proteomics and metabolomics infrastructure. The postdoc(s) will work closely with, and advise, graduate students. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research program, postdocs with experience in any of these areas are welcome to apply.

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
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • You have demonstrated scientific excellence in the form of publication in research journals
  • You have demonstrated independence in design and execution of research
  • You have demonstrated ability to collaborate within a research team
  • You have expert knowledge in cell metabolism or photosynthesis

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience in systems biology data analysis software, such as R or MatLab is a merit
  • Knowledge or experience with machine-learning techniques is a merit
  • We prefer that you have experience in teaching or training undergraduates in laboratory or computational techniques
  • We prefer that you have awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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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:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page 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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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-0255
  • Elton Paul Hudson, +46(8)7909846
Published 20.Feb.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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