Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Division

AIMES – Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences is a newly established interdisciplinary research center co-affiliated between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Research at AIMES is characterized by intimate interactions between pre-clinical and clinical scientists and researchers with natural sciences and engineering backgrounds. Biomedical research in infection and neuroscience is addressed by the development of cutting-edge approaches based on Organic Bioelectronics, Organ-on-Chip technology, and Tissue Microbiology, which combines expertise in electroactive polymers, chemistry, microfluidics, neurobiology, microbiology, physiology, pathology and intravital imaging. Other areas of research include renewable biomaterials, sensor technologies and anti-fouling surfaces. AIMES has an explicit aim to translate scientific findings to societal use via strong interactions with external stakeholders. AIMES is located in Biomedicum, KI Campus Solna. AIMES is hosted at KI by the Department of Neuroscience, world-leaders in research on the function of the nervous system in health and disease. AIMES host at KTH is the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, the largest academic institution on native and synthetic polymers in Sweden.

Your mission

To develop solid-state nanopore and nanogaps for molecular recognition and decoding. The project will be carried out in close collaboration between KI and KTH. This is a fixed-term employment for two years.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence, preferably not more than three years ago. You have a PhD in Electrical engineering with specialization in nanotechnology or nanoengineering. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Experience from wafer-size processing in solid state nanopore and nanogap development is preferred. Knowledge in molecular sensing with nanogaps is advantageous for the position. Extensive experience in M/NEMS cleanroom processes and, in particular, nanofabrication expertise in electron beam lithography is required. The candidate should have experimental and computational background in continuum and fracture mechanics, as well as in electron quantum tunneling. The candidate must show a good publication record with published first author publications. The candidate should have experience of recruiting research funding.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.



An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest 6 November 2020.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4547/2020
  • Anna Herland,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 23.Oct.2020
Last application date 06.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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