School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The division of Biophysics is located at SciLifeLab, where the team develops some of the world’s most used tools for modelling biological systems with particular applications to membrane proteins and techniques for drug design.

We are looking for a postdoc to work on development of the computer software GROMACS, related to using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to study biophysical phenomena. The position includes managing data related to MD simulations, with a special focus on databases. The tasks will include programming in C++, but also applied research and good opportunities for well-cited publications.

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
  • A world-leading research environment in life science and biophysics that is also diverse and gender-balanced.
  • Active mentorship.
  • International networks, with opportunities to travel to meetings and conferences.

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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.
  • Research expertise in biophysics, especially molecular dynamics simulations.
  • Experience in programming.
  • The work requires excellent command of written and spoken English, since it is used in the daily work. 

Personal traits

  • You are goal and result oriented.
  • You co-operate well.
  • You work well independently.
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilized in practice

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience in programming in C++.
  • Knowledge in information management in databases.
  • Experience in distributed software development, such as code reviewing and version management systems, is meritorious.
  • Good pedagogic skills are desirable as well as the ability to inform about research and development work.
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

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, three 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 2024-09-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2024-0761
  • Professor Erik Lindahl,
Published 14.May.2024
Last application date 07.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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