KTH, School of Enginering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

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.

Job description

The main purpose of the project is to obtain systematic experimental evidence of the preferential adsorption of a series of ions at different biophysically relevant interfaces and determine their influence on the interfacial water structure. The experimental results will play a key role in endorsing, disproving or suggesting changes to the emerging new theories on ion specific effects. The surface molecular information will be mainly obtained using advanced surface sensitive laser spectroscopy techniques, specifically Vibrational Sum Frequency and TIR Raman, both available at our state of the art facilities. The project will involve collaboration with different research partners both in Sweden and abroad. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the collaborative writing of those high-impact papers that will summarize the results achieved.

This employment is for 1 year, with a potential extension for a second year.


Applicants should have a PhD degree, not older than three years, in a subject relevant for the research, such as surface chemistry, physical chemistry or physics. Specific knowledge and experience in Vibrational Sum Frequency spectroscopy is required. Knowledge and experience in NMR spectroscopy will be considered a plus. Good command of the English language in both its written and spoken forms.

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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 at least two references

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).


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2018-0351
  • Eric Tyrode, Associate professor; , +46 8 7909915, tyrode@kth.se
Published 09.Mar.2018
Last application date 19.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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