School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

Within the Biomedical flows group within the Department of Mechanics we focus on blood flow phenomena, blood clot formation and bleeding due to artificial life-supporting devices such as heart-and lung machines and heart support pumps, but also on formation of atherosclerosis in patient related geometries. The cross disciplinary work carried out within the group is computational and experimental and is carried out in close collaboration with clinic. 

We have now the opportunity to expand our research group with one PostDoctoral researcher within the area of Biomedical fluid mechanics. The work involves carrying out fluid mechanical experimental studies and data analysis with the purpose of understand cause and effect of clot formation and bleeding events associated with artificial blood pumps and cannulae used in life-supporting treatment such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The project’s research questions are closely linked to the clinical application and will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group members (cross-disciplinary engineering and medicine) as well as with other researchers active both nationally and internationally.

The work may also include participation of supervision of doctoral students as well as Master thesis projects.

The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator grant) and the Swedish Heart Lung foundation.

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
  • An international workplace.
  • Possibility to carry out and be involved in developing the research area of biomedical fluid dynamics where the research questions are strongly linked to challenging clinical applications
  • 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.
  • The applicant should have a PhD with an area competence relevant for the project, for example engineering mechanics with focus on fluid dynamics and medical applications. Emphasis will be given to experience with experimental methods (Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Induced Fluorescence).
  • The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience in biomedical imaging
  • Experience in experimental rig design
  • Scientific experience in technical writing (shown by published scientific publications)
  • Teaching abilities
  • Research expertise
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

    Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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  • 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 one page 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.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2024-0823
  • Lisa Prahl Wittberg,
Published 22.May.2024
Last application date 11.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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