Postdoc in Paper and Textile-based DNA Molecular Diagnostics

Royal Institute of Technology


Postdoc in paper- and textile-based DNA molecular diagnostics


KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health


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.


Job description

The Hamedi lab ( at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology focuses on combining electroactive materials and biopolymers to develop new tools and devices that can have an impact on the areas of energy and health. 

The primary aim of the project is to explore electronic textiles and paper-based devices for the integration of molecular DNA diagnostics. The integration deals with all levels of diagnostics including samples preparation, using novel ways of lysing cells to extract DNA, to new forms of DNA amplification in paper and textiles, to new methods of detecting DNA using for example printed electronics.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, in Biotechnology, Electronics or Physics, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • In-depth knowledge of biotechnology.
  • Experience of electronic nanomaterials in biology.
  • Experience and skills in using electronic and bio-technical instruments.

The successful candidate needs to have an excellent academic record of accomplishment, well-developed analytical skills as well as problem solving skills. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who can contribute with his or her own ideas and can work independently as well as collaborative. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing is necessary to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

It will be considered an advantage if you have additional knowledge or experience in nanotechnology, DNA techniques.

  • Scientific skills.
  • Educational ability.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


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

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).

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts from university/university college and copy of degree certificate
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Example of technical writing, e.g., selected scientific paper or PhD thesis
  • Contact information for two references

About the employment

The position offered is time limited for a maximum period of 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.


Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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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.


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2019-1787
Max Hamedi,
Published 16.Oct.2019
Last application date 30.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET





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