Postdocs in computational biophysics

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jan 2024

2 Dec 2023
Job Information

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Field

Physics » Biophysics
Physics » Computational physics
Neurosciences » Neurology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

10 Jan 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
Job description

The division of Biophysics is located at SciLifeLab , where the team develops some of the world’s most used tools for modelling biological systems with particular applications to membrane proteins and techniques for drug design.
We are looking for a postdoc to work on molecular dynamics simulations to study biophysical phenomena, in particular related to development of the computer software GROMACS. The position includes development of new methods for managing, and analysing, simulations, as well as to develop applications, in particular in the field of handling and exchanging large data sets. The work may also encompass managing biomolecular force fields. The tasks will include programming in C++, but also applied research and good opportunities to contribute to scientific publications that tend to have very large academic impact. Much of the work is performed in close collaboration with other research groups throughout Europe.

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
  • A world-leading research environment in life science and biophysics that is also diverse and gender-balanced.
  • Active mentorship.
  • International networks, with opportunities to travel to meetings and conferences.

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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.
  • Research expertise in biophysics, especially molecular dynamics simulations.
  • Experience in programming.
  • The work requires excellent command of written and spoken English, since English is used on daily basis. 
  • You are goal and result oriented.
  • You co-operate well.
  • You work well independently.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Experience from programming in C++
  • Experience from distributed software development, such as code reviewing and version management systems, is meritorious.
  • Good pedagogic skills are desirable.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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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 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, three 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.


The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a security check.

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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

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 2024-03-01 or according to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 2
Full-time equivalent: 100 %
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2023-1995

  • Professor Erik Lindahl, [email protected]
  • Projektledare Magnus Lundborg , [email protected]
  • Published: 2023-12-01
    Last application date: 2024-01-10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Postal Code
    Brinellvägen 8

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