Research Engineers in Organ on Chip models


Application deadline

April 14, 2024

Research Engineers in Organ on Chip models

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

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.

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) is one of the five schools of KTH and a strong constellation for research and education in the broader areas of health, environment, energy and materials. The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health conducts research and education in areas that cover several global challenges. Among them are the need of sustainable energy, health and aging population, climate change, sustainable production and working life, food production and clean water.

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, is a national center for large-scale life science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. At SciLifeLab, multidisciplinary research is carried out based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and system biology. The goal is to enable Swedish researchers to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms in order to map molecular mechanisms related to health and the environment. Examples of thematic research areas that are currently being processed within SciLifeLab are clinical genomics/proteomics, cancer genome and the genomics of complex diseases as well as ecological and environmental genomics.

We offer two research engineer positions based in the Organ-on-Chip team within the Herland Lab Group at the Division of Nanobiotechnology at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). In this project, we develop Organ-on-Chip aimed at recreating physiological functions in vitro. We work with induced pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation into vascular and neural cells in monolayer and organoid form. We develop new techniques for microfluidic systems based on 3D printing, laser patterning and replica molding. The services also include analyzing samples with various assays and microscopy.

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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  • Education/qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline area, such as biotechnology or medical engineering
  • Expertise: You have demonstrated laboratory research experience in stem cell differentiation and microfluidics.
  • Communication: As a person, you are meticulous and goal-oriented and like to take responsibility. You have a strong ability to take initiative and run projects. You have good communication skills and command of the English language.
  • You have a history of respectful and professional behavior and attitudes in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience: Experience with and understanding of stem cell differentiation to model metabolic disease. The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.

Preferred qualifications

  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

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 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.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page long

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).

Last updated: 2024-04-09

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