KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Laboratory manager in fluid mechanics

2024-08-16 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Job description

The Division of Fluid Mechanics aims to conduct excellent research in fluid mechanics and offer high-quality teaching. A prerequisite is a well-organized laboratory operation with experimental infrastructure that is internationally competitive. Therefore, we are seeking a laboratory manager who will become a key contributor to our long-term work in organizing and operating our fluid physics laboratory. You are structured and will keep track of advanced measurement systems, plan laboratory exercises in dialogue with teachers, and support world-leading research activities. You will be offered continuous professional development in technology and administration.

We are looking for a laboratory manager who will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring the lab is safe (procedures for handling chemicals, lasers, drafting user agreements, etc.)
  • Be responsible for the practical functioning of the lab (inventory, equipment, software updates, communication with workshops and technical staff, etc.) with a system that suits different research groups
  • Acquire and maintain a fundamental competence in instruments/infrastructure
  • Be responsible for planning and developing teaching labs
  • Report to and be part of the laboratory management team

The laboratory manager will be granted autonomy and opportunities for professional development.

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 get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  •  BSc in Engineering, MSc in Engineering or other relevant education in science or technology
  • Knowledge in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optics, or other relevant technical fields
  • Practical skills in both hardware and software
  • Responsible
  • Solution-oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication in Swedish and English since it's required in the daily work
  • Independent

Preferred qualifications

  • Project management training
  • Courses in Fluid Mechanics
  • Experience in laboratory work and/or administration
  • Experience in project work
  • Management experience in private, public, or non-profit organizations
  • Driven and motivated to improve procedures
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

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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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: Permanent position
Contract type: Full 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-2024-1049
  1. Shervin Bagheri, professor, shervinb@kth.se
Published: 2024-06-26
Last application date: 2024-08-16

Job details

Laboratory manager in fluid mechanics
Brinellvägen 8 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-16 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-16 23:59 (CET)
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