• Stockholm
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  • 2023-02-17


Ansök senast: 2023-04-18

Postdoc in biomedical and experimental fluid mechanics

Publicerad 2023-02-17

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. Additionally, we also study the formation of atherosclerosis in patient related geometries. The cross-disciplinary work carried out within the group is both computational and experimental and is always in close collaboration with clinic. 

We now have the opportunity to expand our research group with one PostDoctoral researcher for a two-year position within the area of Biomedical fluid mechanics. The role involves carrying out fluid mechanical experimental work and data analysis with the purpose of understanding the cause and effect of clot formation and bleeding events associated with artificial blood pumps and cannulae. Such devices are used in life-supporting treatments like extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and hemodialysis. The project’s research questions are closely linked to clinical applications and will be carried out in close collaboration with other research group members (cross-disciplinary engineering and medicine) as well as with other national and international collaborators.

The work may also include participation in the supervision of doctoral and Masters thesis students.

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
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • An international workplace
  • Possibility to be involved in developing the research area of biomedical fluid dynamics where the research questions are strongly linked to challenging clinical applications

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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. 

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.
  • Scientific experience in technical writing (shown by published scientific publications). 
  • Teaching abilities.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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The application must include:
1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies.
3. 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.
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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About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Anställningsform: tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning: heltid
Antal lediga befattningar: 1
Sysselsättningsgrad: 100%
Ort: Stockholm
Län: Stockholms län
Land: Sweden
Referensnummer: S-2023-0273
Kontakt: Lisa Prahl Wittberg, Lisa Prahl Wittberg,
Publicerat: 2023-02-17
Sista ansökningsdag: 2023-03-09

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