KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral position focused on reactor design and testing within the area of Bio-CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) technology. The successful candidate will engage in laboratory and pilot-scale experiments, contributing to the advancement of Bio-CCS solutions. This position offers an exciting opportunity to explore into innovative research at the intersection of renewable energy and environmental sustainability. Join us in pioneering new pathways towards a greener future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in designing and constructing a lab-scale carbon capture unit, focusing on BECCS and negative emissions using new advanced structured packings.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary coordination, applying critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills to advance carbon capture technology.
  • Lead and manage project phases, from planning and resource allocation to adaptive problem solving, ensuring scalability and replicability in real-world applications.
  • Conduct research on post-combustion capture through chemical absorption, proposing innovative solutions to reduce the size and operational costs of the absorber tower.

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, close to the 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.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English, with the ability to write scholarly articles, reports, and technical documentation.
  • Collaborative abilities and independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience in publishing research articles in reputable journals, demonstrating a capacity for clear and concise scientific writing 
  • Teaching abilities and 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:

  • 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 two pages long.

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 Augusti or according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2024-0724
  • Henrik Kusar, hkusar@kth.se
Published 02.May.2024
Last application date 31.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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