School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The aim of the research project is to develop methods and design a device for acoustic focusing of protein crystals that can be integrated with state-of-the-art nozzles for serial crystallography. The position includes following tasks: development of microfluidic chips, ultrasonic transducers, acoustic cells, flow regulation, and integration of this hardware in existing 3D-printed nozzles for serial crystallography as well as existing microscopes for 2D-imaging of protein crystals. Work will be performed at the division of Biomedical and X-ray Physics (AlbaNova University Center) in close collaboration with the division of Biophyhsics (Science for Life Laboratory), both belonging to the department of Applied Physics at KTH.

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 with business trips to collaborators in Lund and Hamburg.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, in applied physics, biophysics, microsystems or related research areas.
  •  Experience and expertise in designing and using microfluidics

Personal skills

  • Working independently and taking responsibility for work
  • Collaborate and communicate interdisciplinary with experts in other relevant research areas. 
  • Creative and hands-on researcher

Preferred qualifications

  • It is meritorious to have experience and expertise in sample preparation, experiments and data analysis of serial protein crystallography
  • It is highly meritorious to have experience and expertise in acoustic manipulation of particles in standing wave systems, ultrasound-related electronics, 3D printing of microfluidic components, as well as microscopy
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff 
  • Research expertise
  • Teaching ability and ability to supervise students
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilized in practice
  • The ability to inform about research and development work
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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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. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

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 acoustfluidic research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages 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 12 months, 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 salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-0952
  • Jonas Sellberg,
Published 09.Jun.2023
Last application date 14.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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