KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and 'Open entrance', as well as a number of international masters programmes

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, biophysics, mathematical physics, atomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology and nuclear power safety.

Job description

The division of Computational Biophysics develops some of the world’s most used tools for modelling biological systems, and leads the EU-funded center-of-excellence BioExcel. As part of this center, we seek a researcher who will work with development of algorithms, programs and computational techniques focused on molecular dynamics, in particular the program GROMACS. The duties involve both advanced scientific programming, making programs more usable to solve concrete biological/chemical problems, and conducting internationally competitive research in the field. The work is part of a larger team, but has a large degree of independence and involves travel to collaborators both in Europe and the US.  


PhD in computational chemistry, computational physics, or equivalent field. Experience from working with parallel programming (C++, Python), using and documenting scientific applications. Prior experience from molecular dynamics in general and GROMACS in particular is a strong merit, as is experience from modelling macromolecules such as proteins and membranes. Active research in the field is also a merit. The position requires a very good command of written and spoken English.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1, 2017
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2017-0867
  • Erik Lindahl, Professor, +46 8 553 780 29, erik@kth.se
  • Mark Pearce, Head of Department, +46 8 553 781 83, pearce@kth.se
Published 09.May.2017
Last application date 30.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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