KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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.

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Mechanics is offering a postdoctoral position in Biomechanics, with a focus on bone growth mechanobiology.

Job description

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet. The aim of the project is to quantify the relationship between mechanical loading and bone growth in growing children, using multiscale numerical modelling based on in vivo and ex vivo experiments. Your areas of responsibility will be to develop a finite element of bone that simulates growth, conduct numerical experiments, help with the physical experiments, perform analyses and validation, and to report findings in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.


We seek a candidate with a doctoral degree (PhD), completed in the last three years, in Solid or Computational Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, or other appropriate background for this research area, preferably with a specialization in biomechanics. Particularly advantageous merits for this position include documented experience in bone mechanics and modelling of biological tissues, 3D visualization and experimentation.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for this research area. This position requires ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants should thus have a good level of cooperative and communicative abilities, as well as a good ability to write scientific reports in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

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The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

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 S-2019-0671
  • Elena Gutierrez Farewik, Professor, +46 8 790 77 19, lanie@kth.se
  • Artem Kulachenko, Docent, +46 8 790 89 44, artem@kth.se
Published 01.Apr.2019
Last application date 27.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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