School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The department of Mathematics is offering a two-year postdoc position. The research project will be focused on the development of computational methods that can be used to effectively simulate the dynamics of many bubbles in two-phase flow simulations. An example is the simulation of microbubbles. Microbubbles can for example be used to transport drugs to the desired location in the body. We will develop a micro and a macro model that can be used to scale up simulations with a few drops to many thousands of drops. The project span theory, method development, implementation, and simulation.

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.
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one of the programming languages Matlab, Fortran, Python, Julia, or C++.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in developing and analyzing numerical methods for differential equations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English since it is required in the daily work

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Research expertise in numerical analysis is the most important selection criteria, and should be shown through scientific publications/doctoral dissertation.
  • Ability to work both independently, with local colleagues, and collaborators at other institutions within Sweden and abroad.
  • Demonstrated pedagogical ability is of merit, as well as awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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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.

The application should include:

  • CV including publication list.
  • 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).
  • Contact information for two references.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish is required if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-0992
  • Sara Zahedi,
Published 15.Jun.2023
Last application date 21.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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