Postdoc in Biophysics


Application deadline

May 8, 2024

Postdoc in Biophysics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

Job description

We are currently looking for a postdoc for a multidisciplinary and collaborative project at the division of Biophysics, Department of Applied Physics, KTH. The goal of the project is to use advanced microscopy methods, including super resolution microscopy, to study the dynamics of immune cell receptors in the context of formation of immune synapses by natural killer (NK) cells.  

The candidate will be immersed in the thriving Biophysics environment at SciLifeLab, Solna, a collaborative hub for experimental and computational biophysics research. The shared resources, including cutting-edge cell biology laboratories, advanced microscopy facilities, and a robust computational infrastructure, form an exceptional ecosystem that not only supports cutting-edge life-science research but also facilitates intellectual exchange driven by extensive national and international collaborations.

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 be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Plenty of collaboration opportunities in a dynamic research group
  • A research environment with strong base within microscopy for bio applications and easy access to advanced optical microscopes

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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.
  • Independence, demonstrated in research by e.g., first-author publications in high-quality conferences or journals.
  • Good level of spoken and written English to facilitate communication within the project group.
  • Extensive experience from using optical microscopy in research work.
  • Experience from working with immune cells.

Personal skills

  • You are interested in collaborating with others, with doctoral students in particular.
  • You can work independently when necessary.
  • You enjoy working in a socially diverse group with people of different genders, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • A strong background in optical super resolution microscopy.
  • A strong background in fluorescence labelling of cells.
  • A strong background in cell culture, isolation of cells from blood and tissue.
  • Experience of image analysis, machine learning or related fields.
  • Practical experience of programming.
  • An interest in multi-disciplinary research.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.
  • Teaching abilities
    Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

To apply for the position

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

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of PhD diploma.
  • 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).

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.


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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About KTH

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Last updated: 2024-05-02

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