Postdoctoral position in Electrochemical Wearable Sensing

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Nov 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 Chemical Sensing Group is one of the largest groups at KTH, with approximately 20 researchers. We develop fundamental electrochemical and optical concepts to be integrated into ‘chemical sensors’ aiming to solve current problems in healthcare, environment, wellness, food among others. The objective of this postdoctoral positions is to strength the Electrochemical Wearable Sensing research line.

The work tasks include:

- Development of wearable chemical sensors

- Management of national and international (EU) projects

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
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Sensing, Microfabrication
  • Experience in wearable electrochemical sensing from fabrication to application.
  • Experience in manufacturing of epidermal patches and microneedles as wearable sensors

Preferred qualifications

  • Proven experience working in microneedles sensing and/or epidermal wearable sensors. In cover letter, specify which  articles correspond to the requested experience.
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Good experience in writing scientific papers

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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The application must include:

1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge

2. 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.

3. Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Importantly, addresses each preferred qualification in terms of your experience (max two pages long.)

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, 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.


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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 2022-03-01 or according to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2021-2138

  • Maria Cuartero, Assistant Professor: , Phone: +46 8 7908187; E-mail:
  • Published: 2021-10-20
    Last application date: 2021-11-19

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