Postdoctoral Researcher in Fluid Mechanics, Sweden

Postdoctoral Position in KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Postdoctoral Researcher in Fluid Mechanics:The School of Engineering Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the MUCUS project, funded by the European Research Council. The successful candidate will conduct experimental research on wetting and surface-interaction of non-Newtonian fluids, particularly viscoelastic, yield-stress or shear-thinning fluids. The position is for a maximum of two years and offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international and creative environment in fluid dynamics and materials.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Fluid Mechanics

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Eligibility/Qualification: The candidate must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in mechanics, fluid mechanics, applied physics, or similar areas. A good command of English (written and oral) is required. The candidate should have experience with experimental research, preferably involving complex fluids and/or wetting. The position requires strong research, collaboration and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently.

Job Description: The successful candidate will work on the MUCUS project, which aims to improve the understanding and prediction of complex fluids’ flow over surfaces. The candidate will conduct experimental research on wetting and surface-interaction of non-Newtonian fluids, particularly viscoelastic, yield-stress or shear-thinning fluids. The candidate will work closely with other research groups in Fluid Physics Lab and with international partners of the YIELDGAP Network for yield-stress fluids. The candidate will utilize different measurement techniques and setups in the Fluid Physics lab, including surface modification techniques in micro- and macroscale, a rheometer with visual access, optical and non-optical velocity and visualization techniques.

Offer: A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future. Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment in fluid dynamics and materials. Assistance with relocation and settlement in Sweden and at KTH.

How to Apply: The application must be submitted through KTH’s recruitment system by the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). The complete application must include a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement, copy of doctoral degree, and contact information for at least two reference persons.

Last Date for Apply: 28.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

DesignationPostdoctoral researcher
Research AreaFluid mechanics: Experiments in complex fluids wetting
LocationSchool of Engineering Sciences at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Eligibility/QualificationDoctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. Doctoral dissertation in a relevant area (mechanics, fluid mechanics, applied physics or similar) and good English (written and oral) are required.
Job DescriptionUtilize experimental techniques to generate new physical insight, particularly in wetting and surface-interaction of non-Newtonian fluids. Conduct experiments related to droplet wetting, impact and sliding on surfaces with different topography and wettability, including the role of contact line hysteresis. Depending on the candidate’s interests, wall-bounded flows and multiphase can be studied as well.
How to ApplyLog into KTH’s recruitment system and ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.
Last Date for Apply28.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST
Type of employmentTemporary position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 June 2023, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberS-2023-0530
ContactOuti Tammisola, Professor,



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