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Doctoral student in biomedical micro and nanosystems

6 days ago | Closing on Jan 15
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in biomedical micro and nanosystems
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Jan 15
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in biomedical micro and nanosystems

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.

Project description

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

Eligibility

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:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

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:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work
  • ability to collaborate with others
  • have a professional approach
  • analyse and work with complex issues
  • creativity
  • intuition in physics
  • specialization in micro/nanoengineering, experience of preclinical or cell testing is meritorious
  • excellent command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present scientific results at international conferences and in international journals
  • outstanding academic track record.                                                     

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.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

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:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2018-2837
Contact:
  1. Niclas Roxhed, Associate Professor, roxhed@kth.se
  2. Wouter van der Wijngaart, Professor, wouter@kth.se
  3. Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published: 2018-12-06
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