Postdoc in Functional fiber optics

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.

The workplace

The post-doc will be placed in the Laser Physics group at the Applied Physics Department.

Project description

This post-doc position concerns research in the project multifunctional optical fibers. It involves studies with hollow core optical fibers in which cells and fluids can be transported and detected with light. A long term objective would be to use the fiber in-vvo to study organs and identify abnormal tissue. By using combinations of light and drugs transferred through the fiber one will be able to treat diseases. More on the ongoing project can be found at;



A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

The applicant must have a PhD in Physics, Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering or Material Science, with a specialization in optics, biophotonics or fiber optics. In addition to traditional academic merits, a reasonably closely related thesis project, including a relevant publication record, international experience. 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 and • analyse and work with complex issues. • applicants must be strongly motivated for post-graduate studies. After the qualification’s requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to . You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2019-08-15. Mark your application with reference number S-2019-1254

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references

Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.

About the position/positions

Period: 2 years

Extent: Full-time

Number of positions: 1

Amount of scholarship: 27 000



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