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

Job description

We are offering two research engineer positions based in the Organ-on-Chip team within the Herland Lab Group at the Division of Nanobiotechnology at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). In this project, we are developing Organ-on-Chip platforms aimed at recreating physiological functions in vitro. We are working with induced pluripotent stem cells and their differentiations into vascular and neural cells in monolayer and organoid form. We are developing new techniques for microfluidic systems based on 3D printing, laser patterning and replica molding. The tasks also include analyzing samples with various assays and microscopy.

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 get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in a relevant discipline area, such as biomedical engineering or biofabrication
  • Expertise. You have demonstrated laboratory research experience in stem cell differentiation and microfluidics.

Personal skills

  • Communication. As a person, you are meticulous and goal-oriented and like to take responsibility. You have a strong ability to take initiative and run projects. You have good communication skills and command of the English language.
  • Behavior. You have a history of respectful and professional behavior and attitudes in a collaborative environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with and understanding of stem cell differentiations to model metabolic disease.
  • Experience with microfluidic devices fabrication, e.g., using replica molding.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for 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 by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 6 months (or years), with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
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-2023-0985
  • Anna Herland, +46(8)7908431
Published 26.May.2023
Last application date 05.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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