KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoc in Compressible Fluid Dynamics

2023-12-08 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Job description

The project aims at developing robust, reliable and effective techniques for generation of extreme conditions in fluids. Having developed an experimental facility based on electrically induced wire explosion, high pressures, in the range of GPas, in fluids are to be produced with limited resources available in everyday research environment. A unique integration of approaches and resources in high voltage engineering and plasma physics applications will be applied towards classical problems of compressible fluid dynamics. The project investigates by experiment, computation and theory the major physical properties of imploding shock waves in liquids, offers approaches to enhance efficiency of the focal energy concentration, and studies the behavior of matter at such extreme states.

The nature of this study is multi-disciplinary, while primarily, it will be carried out at the Fluid Mechanics division within KTH Department of Engineering Mechanics. The project is a part of the ERC-funded project DYNPRESS.

What we 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
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the fields of compressible fluid mechanics and/or engineering physics.
  • Good command of English, both orally and in writing, to effectively communicate, publish results in scientific journals, and present at international conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and drive research projects forward.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Awareness of diversity, inclusivity, and gender equality in research and academia.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Solid experimental background in areas closely related to the job description.
  • Strong track record of scientific excellence and publications in reputable journals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and engage with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Prior experience in teaching or mentoring is a merit.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. The documents should not be more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (for example dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Recommendation letters (not mandatory, but a merit).
  • Contact information for people who can provide the reference. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About KTH

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. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Part-time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: Heltid
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2023-1802
  1. Michael Liverts, liverts@kth.se
  2. Nicholas Apazidis, apazidis@kth.se
Published: 2023-11-03
Last application date: 2023-12-08

Job details

Postdoc in Compressible Fluid Dynamics
Brinellvägen 8 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2023-12-08 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2023-12-08 23:59 (CET)
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