School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

Your role as a postdoctor in visual optics will mainly be to work on existing research projects about the effect of optical errors on quality of vision in the central and peripheral visual field. This will include the maintenance and update of an adaptive optics visual simulator, programming and setting up psychophysical routines, recruiting subjects, performing measurements, analyzing the relationship between image quality and vision, as well as documenting and presenting the research results. The work will be collaborative and include supervision of students and co-supervision of PhD-students. There are also possibilities to initiate and lead new research projects within visual optics as well as to gain teaching experience both on undergraduate and graduate level. 

The recruited postdoctor will work in the Visual Optics group ( at Biomedical and X-Ray Physics, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences at KTH in Stockholm.

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.
  • Scientific expertise in experimental visual optics
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Research experience of adaptive optics and vision evaluation
  • Pedagogic abilities and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a clinical setting
  • Awareness 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.

The application must include:

  • Brief account of why you apply for this position, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Not more than two pages long.
  • 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.

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 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2023-1468
  • Linda Lundström,
Published 18.Sep.2023
Last application date 27.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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