Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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.

KTH 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 Linné FLOW Centre (www.flow.kth.se) organizes research in fundamental fluid mechanics at KTH and is one of twenty original centers of excellence set up by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The centre was established with a vision as an outstanding environment for fundamental research in fluid mechanics, where innovative research is born and future research leaders are fostered. It has become one of the internationally-leading research groups in fluid mechanics.

The Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx, www.ccgex.kth.se) is a joint effort of the Departments of Machine Design, Mechanics, and Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering at KTH, the Swedish Energy Agency and the industrial partners. The center has a key role in Sweden for educating expert engineers and scientists who are currently creating future technologies to enable sustainable transport.

Job description

The applied computational fluid dynamics group within the Department of Mechanics is offering an one-year postdoc position with the possibility of continuation for up to two years in the field of turbulent compressible flow simulations with applications to propulsion and energy conversion (e.g. compressible flows, transonic and supersonic flows interacting with turbomachinery components). The group has personnel with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, including turbulence modeling, aeroacoustics, reactive flows, and flows associated with industrial applications. The research group, active within the Linné FLOW Centre (www.flow.kth.se) and the Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx, www.ccgex.kth.se), has well-established contacts and co-operations with industrial as well as academic national and international partners.

The project targets a physics based understanding of generation mechanisms of noise associated with propulsion systems and of its propagation.


A PhD degree (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the position) in fluid mechanics or a related field (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics) is a requirement. We seek a candidate with a strong background in computational fluid dynamics (e.g. Large Eddy Simulations) of compressible flows and programming (e.g. C++, Python; Matlab or similar for post-processing). The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills.

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The application should include in one pdf file the following documents.

  • A one-page cover letter, including a statement of your research experience and interests.
  • CV and a publication list.
  • Grade transcripts from University/University College.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation and/or names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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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 Pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1030
  • Mihai Mihaescu, lektor, Phone: +46 (0)8 790 75 72, E-mail: mihai@mech.kth.
Published 29.Jun.2018
Last application date 01.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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