School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The successful candidate will work to make a quantum-limited force sensor for scanning probe microscopy. The work will involve nanofabrication, cryogenic microwave measurements, and system integration of the force sensor with a scanning apparatus. Your work will primarily be at KTH in the laboratory run by Prof. David Haviland.

What we offer

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  • A doctoral degree in physics or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Experience with experimental physics and a desire to learn new techniques.
  • Research expertise
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. 
  • Previous experience with microwave technology and low-temperature measurement.
  • Teaching abilities
  • 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:

  • A CV including your relevant training, career background and accomplishments.
  • A short text (maximum 2 pages) explaining your interest in pursuing post-doctoral studies and your previous experience in related areas of research.
  • The name and e-mail address of two people who can provide a letter of recommendation upon request. They should have experience of your capabilities as a researcher and collaborator. 
  • A link or PDF attachment with your PhD thesis.
  • Copy of PhD diploma and transcript of 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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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 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-2024-0578
  • David B Haviland,
Published 19.Apr.2024
Last application date 31.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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