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School of Engineering Sciences at 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.

Job description

Despite significant advancements in targeted or immune therapies, the survival rate of lung cancer continues to be low. This is largely a consequence of intrinsic or acquired resistance to a given treatment calling for a different treatment or medication approach. Thus, monitoring treatment responses by non-invasive methods, i.e. following the tumour in liquid biopsies, can significantly improve the outcome by providing the necessary feedback to the clinical decision point. During the past decade, tumour-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) or exosomes have emerged as a potent source of such biomarkers. This project aims to validate a novel microchip-based technology for such analyses using clinical samples. The project also aims to improve the diagnostic precision by developing more accurate biomarkers through the analyses of individual exosomes by a state-of-the-art multiparametric single-exosome technology. The success of the project will lead to a general-purpose diagnostic and treatment monitoring platform applicable to different cancer types. Of the cross-disciplinary nature, the research requires close collaboration with oncologist, pathologists as well as expert from biotechnology and surface chemistry.

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
  • Works 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.
  • You should possess a strong background in experimental physics and engineering  with a rich experience in exosome analysis, microfluidic concepts, electrical/electrochemical sensing in addition to a proven track record of high-quality scientific publications. Experience with fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy is highly desired so is the experience in the development of experimental setup and systems for the characterization of biological materials. Good communication skills and command of written and spoken English are also a requirement.   

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Prior experience in electrokinetic based measurements as well as fluidic and electrokinetic simulations will be valuable. A proven record of successful multidisciplinary collaborations, teaching and supervision are also merits for the position. As a person you are ready to take on new challenges and work hard, have the capability to work independently, but are also a good team player, willing to support junior members. You thrive in and are willing to actively contribute to a dynamic, multidisciplinary and supportive work environment, nurturing collaboration, internationalization, diversity and equal opportunities. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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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 include:

  1. Cover letter with a brief description of previous research, research interests, and qualifications.
  2. CV and list of publications.
  3. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  4. Names of two reference persons, along with their contact details.

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 longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2022-0669
  • Apurba Dev,
Published 22.Mar.2022
Last application date 29.Apr.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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