Postdoctoral Position in Ultrasonic 3D Cell Culture, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


August 31, 2016

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About the Institute

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
The workplace

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and 'Open entrance', as well as a number of international masters programmes.

The Department for Applied Physics is part of the interdisciplinary environment at Albanova Campus and Science for Life Laboratory situated within the Campus of Karolinska Institute. The department performs research within the Bio-Opto-Nano area, has excellent experimental facilities and is currently expanding fast. The postdoc project is placed at the Division for Biomedical Physics and X-Ray Physics, which includes the research group Ultrasound Physics.

Project description

The goal of the postdoc project is to develop an ultrasound-based tissue engineering method for the production of three-dimensional (3D) micro-thrombi (blood clots) models. A suggested method uses microscale ultrasonic standing wave (USW) technology for gently packing individual cells in suspension into 3D aggregates, which are assembled onto an ultrasound-actuated multi-well microplate and kept in shape and position during extensive time periods ranging from hours up to several weeks. This method has previously been used for the production of solid tumor models aiming for immuno-therapy applications. In this postdoc project, the tissue micro-engineering method will be used for producing and analyzing on-chip in vitro models of blood clots for future use in sonothrombolysis.

The starting date is to some degree flexible but ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. Maximum duration of the project is two years.


A suitable background for this scholarship is a PhD in applied physics, biophysics, biotechnology, biomedicine or equivalent degree of relevance for the subject, with a specialization in cell cultures and research related to blood. Experiences in ultrasonics and 3D cell culture are also regarded as advantageous qualifications. The successful candidate must be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication and writing skills.

Other requirements

The scholarship must start no later than five years after dissertation. The candidate must have a PhD from another university than KTH, and should not have worked for KTH during the last three years.


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to

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 2016-08-31. Mark your application with reference number S-2016-0546.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.

Other information

  • Period: Earliest starting date is Sept. 1, 2016, max duration is two years after the starting date
  • Extent: Full-time
  • Amount of scholarship: 25 kSEK per month
  • Location: KTH Albanova and SciLifeLab


Martin Viklund, Professor
Phone: +46 8 790 9733

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July 12, 2016