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Third-cycle subject: Electrical engineering
The Micro and Nanosystems Lab at the KTH School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for one or more Ph.D. student positions. We are seeking applicants who have a desire to conduct cutting-edge research within the area of implantable sensors based on biomaterials, human cells and MEMS technology.. Within specific projects, your task is to develop next-generation implantable devices with dramatically improved, or entirely novel functionalities.
As a Ph.D. student in this project you will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that consists of members with different professional and cultural backgrounds. All projects involve both theoretical and experimental tasks as well as cooperation with other scientific disciplines. Experimental work will be conducted in the KTH materials and micr-and nanofabrication facilites and human cell biology lab together with medical doctors and clinical partners at the Karolinska Institute and ASIC designers at Linköping University.
The PhD project aims at developing an implantable wireless millimeter-sized sensor device for dynamic health monitoring of cells in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. The work includes to develop the biomateirals, cell and tissue interface and evaluate it relevant in vitro and in vivo models. In this project several research challenges in biomaterial functionality and patterning, cell, tissue and sensorintegration will be addressed. Your research will be application-focused solving real clinical needs. You will work in a highly innovative environment in close contact with clinical partners.
The PhD program in Electrical Engineering provides world class quality education, including a large list of graduate courses ensuring an in-depth development of relevant competences and skills.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a corresponding degree from a major university. Specialization in Micro/Nanoengineering is meritorious but not a requirement.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
The applicant needs to have an excellent academic track record, well-developed analytical skills, and problem-solving skills. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student in Cell-based Biomedical Micro and Nanosystems|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||September 12, 2019|
|Application deadline||October 30, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Biomedical Engineering,   Biomedicine,   Chemical Engineering,   Nanotechnology,   Microbiology,   Cell Biology,   Systems Biology,   Engineering Physics,   Electrical Engineering,    and 3 more. Mechanical Engineering,   Nanobiology,   Systems Engineering  |