Post Doc in Biosensing

Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health


Postdoc in Biosensing

KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

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.

Job description

The Chemical Sensing Group is one of the largest groups at KTH, with approximately 20 researchers. We develop fundamental electrochemical and optical concepts to be integrated into "chemical sensors" aiming to solve currant problems in healthcare, environment, wellness and food, among others. The objective of this postdoctoral position is to strengthen the Biosensing line. Included in the work tasks are:

- Development of biosensors for different biomarkers.

- Responsibility for the on-body tests and pilot tests of the manufactured chemical patches.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH



  • A doctoral degree in analytical chemistry or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Experience of manufacturing wearable chemical sensors.
  • Experience in physiology
  • Good cooperation skills
  • Good communication skills

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in biosensors with high impact factor journals.
  • Scientific skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Cooperation skills
  • Independence

Trade union representatives

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


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must contain:

- CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge

- Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translation 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).

Temporary employment according to agreement, but for no more than two years.

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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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 01.10.2020 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2020-1136
Maria Cuartero, Assistant Professor; , +46 8 7908187,
Published 15.Jun.2020
Last application date 13.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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