Postdoc in biomedical flows

Updated: over 1 year ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

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.

Job description

Within the Biomedical flows group within the Department of Mechanics we focus on blood flow phenomena, blood clot formation and bleeding due to artificial life-supporting devices such as heart-and lung machines and heart support pumps, but also on formation of atherosclerosis in patient related geometries. The cross disciplinary work carried out within the group is computational and experimental and is carried out in close collaboration with clinic. 

We now have the opportunity to expand our research group with one PostDoctoral researcher for a one year position with the possibility to extend it for one more year within the area of Biomedical fluid mechanics. The work involves carrying out fluid mechanical blood flow simulations as well as methodology development of the computational tools used and associated data analysis with the purpose of understand cause and effect of clot formation and bleeding events associated with artificial blood pumps. The project’s research questions are closely linked to the clinical application and will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group members as well as with other researchers active both nationally and internationally. The work may also include participation of supervision of doctoral students as well as Master thesis projects. There will also be given possibilities to get involved in teaching on undergraduate level.

What we offer

  • An international workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you have highly ambitious colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Possibility to carry out and be involved in developing the research area of biomedical fluid dynamics where the research questions are strongly linked to challenging clinical applications.



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

The applicant should have a PhD with an area competence relevant for the project, for example engineering mechanics with focus on fluid dynamics and medical applications. Emphasis will be given to experience with numerical simulations of blood flow in blood vessels and artificial blood pumps.

The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Scientific skills.
  • Educational ability.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Cooperation skills.
  • Independence.
  • Additional knowledge and skills that are preferred for the employment can be incorporated into the employment profile.

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  • 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 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).

Fixed term employment /temporary contract 2021-12-31.

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.


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