Researcher on self-assembly redox moieties

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 21 Jun 2021

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

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. The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health consists of nine departments, and over 850 co-workers. It is represented in four strategically important locations in the Stockholm area – centrally at Campus Valhallavägen, at Alba Nova University Center close to physics departments at both Stockholm University and KTH, in the medical technology hub Campus Flemingsberg, and at the national research center SciLifeLab and the Karolinska Institute in Solna. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry, Degree Programs in Engineering Chemistry among others, Technical Preparatory Year and nine international master programs.

Electrochemical sensors have already demonstrated giant success in certain applications such as amperometric glucose sensors, clinical ion-analyzers, glass pH electrode and kits for multi-ion detection in agriculture. Moreover, voltammetric sensors based on nano-membranes have been recently introduced as a promising tool to develop new marketable sensors for multi-ion detection. The present project aims to go one step further and introduce the possibility to select where, when and how the multi-ion sensing will be performed as a result of using light-driven smart surfaces.


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

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Qualifications

You will be working close with other fellow researchers in the same team as well as with external groups expert in material science and surfaces characterization. The candidate should be structured, creative, be able to work independently and meet agreed deadlines, critically analyze information and have previous high impact reports mainly related to surfaces modification and synthesis of new materials. You should have good communication and cooperation skills. 

  • Research expertise
  • Teaching ability.
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilised in practice.
  • The ability to inform about research and development work
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff.
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality 
  • Collaborative abilities.
  • Independence.

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree 

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in the synthesis and evaluation of redox monolayers.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence.


Trade union representatives

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Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

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 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 1 year, with access according to agreement.


Other information

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