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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.
Third-cycle subject: Electrical engineering
The Micro and Nanosystems Lab at the KTH School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for one doctoral student position. We are seeking applicants who have a desire to conduct cutting-edge research within the area of medical MEMS. Within specific projects, your task is to develop next-generation MEMS devices with dramatically improved, or entirely novel functionalities.
As a doctoral student in MEMS you will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that consists of members with different professional and cultural backgrounds. All projects involve both theoretical and experimental tasks as well as cooperation with other scientific disciplines. Experimental work will partly be conducted in the KTH micro and nano fabrication cleanroom in Stockholm-Kista and together with medical doctors and clinical partners at Karolinska.
Examples of open doctoral positions within specific projects include, but are not limited to:
Novel medical MEMS devices for efficient minimal-invasive cell acquisition for cystic pancreatic lesions: In this project several research challenges in minimal invasive technologies and microfabrication will be addressed, including aspects on how to simulate, fabricate, test, and retain biocompatibility. Your research will be application-focused solving real clinical needs. You will work in a highly innovative environment in close contact with clinical partners.
The doctoral program in Electrical Engineering provides world class quality education, including a large list of graduate courses ensuring an in-depth development of relevant competences and skills.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics Biotechnology, Microsystem Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a corresponding degree from a major university.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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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 longer than 6 months