School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Department of Physics at KTH offers at least four research positions for highly motivated undergraduate students this summer. You will get the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in physics and learn research methodology by working with leading research teams on topical questions. We offer a range of projects in the fields of condensed matter theory, nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics and physics of medical imaging. The full list of projects is available here: Summer jobs for students 2023

Students will be evaluated according to their qualifications (see below) and the top-ranked student will have the first choice of project. The 2nd ranked student will then get to pick a project from those remaining etc.

Note that these summer projects cannot form a part of a BSc or MSc thesis. They may, however, be in the same research field as a previous of future thesis project.

All projects will be carried out at AlbaNova.

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
  • Regular meetings with your project supervisor(s) to discuss progress and questions
  • The opportunity to work on an important research problem at the forefront of physics research

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • You are currently enrolled in physics education at the BSc or MSc level at KTH (this includes both the TTFYM and TNEEM master programmes), but you are not in the final semester of the MSc programme. You will have completed at least two years of university studies in Sweden or abroad by June of 2023.
  • You have a good academic track record and a strong motivation for research in physics.
  • You work well independently as well as in collaboration with others.
  • You have good written and oral communication skills in English as it is required in the daily work

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

The merits of the applicants will be evaluated with respect to have far along they are in their studies, which means that students who are further along in their eduction do not automatically have an advantage. The suitability of an applicant to carry out a specific project in the list will not be considered in the evaluation.

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 responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in the ad. Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application should preferably be written in English and include the following:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge (max 2 pages).
  • Copy of diplomas and transcripts of grades from your previous university studies. This should include completed courses in your ongoing BSc or MSc programme. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Cover letter (max two pages) that describes your research interests and motivation for applying. The following information should also be included at the end of the letter: The three projects that you are most interested in (see list), ranked in order of preference; a list of the five courses that you consider to be your best achievement during your studies (provide course names/codes and your grade); the grade point average for all course taken at KTH.

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to two months, with access according to agreement.

The employment is limited to one month of full-time work. There is a possibility to work 50% for two months instead, subject to the availability of the project supervisor.

Other information

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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 Summer job
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment Possible starting dates are between 7th June and 1st August, but some projects have additional constraints (see project list for details),
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 4
Full-time equivalent Enligt överenskommelse med handledare
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-0466
  • Josefin Larsson,,
  • for general questions, project supervisors
  • for questions about the projects
  • (email addresses are provided in the project list)
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 05.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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