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Research Engineer in Organ-on-Chip Technology Development

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

Job description
We offer two research engineer positions based in the highly interdisciplinary Winkler Lab at the Division of Micro- and Nanosystems at KTH. One focus area of our Lab is so-called Organs-on-Chips, microfluidic cell culture systems that strive to better recapitulate human physiological function in vitro. As part of the 5-year ERC-funded project CHIPzophrenia, we now seek to re-conceptualize critical microfluidic interconnects in these Organs-on-Chips, and to integrate new modalities of sensing and control, to ultimately better understand the involvement of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in schizophrenia. The two positions will work on microfluidic design and fabrication using injection and replica molding, and/or electrochemical sensors and their functional modification, as well as requisite testing and characterization, to solve associated challenges.

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
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, such as bio/medical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, physics
  • Documented laboratory experience in microfluidics and/or electrochemistry
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills as well as creativity
  • Driven, motivated, disciplined, and structured to carry out independent research
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary research team
  • Good communication ability including fluent written and spoken English since the research group and the broader research community operates primarily in that language

Preferred qualifications

  • Coursework or completed degree at Master’s level (or equivalent) in the above disciplines
  • Documented laboratory experience with Organs-on-Chips and/or miniaturized electrochemical sensors
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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

The application must include:

  • CV, including contact details for at least 2 references. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Motivation letter (max. 2 pages) on why you are interested in this specific position, and why you are the right person for the position.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

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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. 


About 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. Read more here

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Type of employment

Special fixed-term employment

Contract type

Full time

Full-time equivalent

100 %

First day of employment

According to agreement


Monthly salary

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Thomas Winkler, Associate Professor
Natasha Kapama, HR Officer