2013 Postdoctoral Position in Materials Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

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The KTH School of Information and Communication technology offers Postdoctoral Position. One postdoctoral position is being provided in the research field of biomolecule nano-sensor. The successful applicants  should have a doctoral degree in physics, materials science, electrical engineering (towards microelectronics) or in a related subject. Experience from techniques for biomolecule sensing is highly evaluated.

Study Subject(s): The position is provided to study materials physics.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing postdoctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Scholarship can be taken at:  Sweden

Eligibility:  The successful applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in physics, materials science, electrical engineering (towards microelectronics) or in a related subject. Experience from techniques for biomolecule sensing is highly evaluated. Furthermore, experience from silicon nanostructures, cleanroom processing and characterization techniques such as AFM and PL microscopy is highly regarded. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, able to work independently and perform critical thinking and analysis. The applicant should have good communication skills and good command of English in writing and speaking as he/she would present research results in top conferences and journals.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Swedish citizens can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The aim of the project is to develop new technologies for electrical detection of biomarkers by using functionalized nanostructures in silicon. Biomolecule sensing is performed using nanowires, defined by lithography, on a silicon chip having microfluidic channels for liquid sample introduction. For functionalization we are closely collaborating with a group at the Biotechnology school. The position involves electrical characterization of the nanowires, atomic force microscopy and fluorescence characterization of the functionalized chip, performing electrical detection experiments as well as optimization of detection schemes including data analysis.The project involves close collaboration with PhD students and seniors in the group as well as in biotechnology groups and the position may involve supervision of PhD students and Master’s Thesis students.

Number of Awards: One position is offered.

Duration of Awards: Time limited, one year contract with possibility of extension with one more year.

What does it Cover? According to agreement and to the general level for postdoc salaries at the school.

How to Apply:Send the application to: registrator@ict.kth.se
We also accept applications via ordinary post sent to:
KTH – ICT, Registrator
Electrum 229
S-164 40 Kista, Sweden

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted till February 18, 2013

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