Post Doc in Industrial Engineering and Management
Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoc in IRIS project

KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management

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

This project is part of the Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS) at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), KTH. The goal of IRIS is to create strong research environments at the ITM school, and to stimulate new collaborations within and outside the school to contribute to increased sustainability in industry and society.

There are four areas within and IRIS area II “Integrated components, mechanics and materials design including additive manufacturing” aims at strengthening research activities that promote the integration of materials design into designing with materials to enable concurrent design and optimization of materials, systems and manufacturing processes.

The focus of the current project is on design of materials and integration of this into mechanics and component design for metal additive manufacturing. The successful candidate will be employed at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) but work in close collaboration with the other departments at the ITM school, in particular with the Departments of Production Engineering (IIP) and Machine Design (MMK).

What we offer

  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future
  • An international workplace
  • A multidisciplinary and motivated team in the research fields materials design, additive manufacturing, industrial production, and product development
  • Competence development and networking through the IRIS Postdoc Competence Development Programme with focus on interdisciplinary research capabilities
  • Close collaboration with industrial partners
  • Here you have colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in materials science or related topics relevant to the project, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. 
  • Excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

Preferred qualifications

We are looking for a strongly motivated candidate with a clear interest in, and documented experience of, materials design, additive manufacturing of metallic materials and design for additive manufacturing. It is commendable if you have experience of the additive manufacturing technique selected electron beam melting. As a person you enjoy experimental and computational challenges and are a good communicator who can coordinate information and expertise from multiple sources. You work well independently as well as within different research group constellations, you are aware of diversity and equal treatment issues with particular focus on gender equality and you have a pedagogical insight.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

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).

About the employment

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2020-2600
Raquel Lizarraga, researcher,
Greta Lindwall, assistant professor,
Helena Lundquist, HR,
Published 16.Dec.2020
Last application date 20.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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