The School of Engineering Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is seeking to recruit a PhD student for an interdisciplinary EU project to develop next generation fluorescence-based super-resolution microscopy for bacterial diagnostics. This development takes advanced single-molecule and super-resolution fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging techniques. The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Jerker Widengren.

  • Applicant must have passed a degree at advanced level viz., M.Sc. in Eng. Physics, Biophysics, Biophotonics, or Optics/Photonics. Applicant must have completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6
  • Strong interest in biomedicine and programming skills.
  • Practical experience from optical/fluorescence spectroscopy/imaging.
  • Background in several of the following: optics/photonics, nanotechnology, microfluidics, cellular and molecular biology, theoretical simulations, and scientific programming.


Apply online and applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why candidate wants to pursue research studies, about what academic interests are and how they relate to the previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements.
  • Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Physics, Biophysics, Biophotonics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31.May.2021

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