Post Doc in Wing in Ground Effect Aerodynamics
Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences

Postdoc Position in Wing in Ground Effect Aerodynamics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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

As part a cross-department initiative, the department of Engineering Mechanics announces a postdoc position within the thematic area Energy, Transport and Future Mobility (ETFM) on the topic of aerodynamic design of bio-inspired, laminar-flow wings in ground effect for application of hybrid-electric ekranoplans.  This position is one of eight postdoc positions in the thematic areas of Biomechanics, Health and Biotechnology, Advanced Material and Structures, Energy, Transport and Future Mobility, and Advanced Computing and Machine Learning.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will take part in setting the foundation for establishing a new research track within the department in the topic of advanced aircraft design for sustainable aviation and contribute to on-going student-lead research projects.

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

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We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in aerospace or mechanical engineering. The degree must have been obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. Exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave may be granted. Please indicate if such reason exists in your resume.

Requirements for the position are proven knowledge in aerodynamics and numerical simulations methods with applications to aircraft aerodynamics. Additional merits for this position are knowledge in fundamentals of aircraft design and experimental techniques.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for research, have the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment. Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in the English language, both written and oral. Additional merit will be given to candidates that have shown teaching abilities*. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

* Supervision of student-lead research work in aircraft design, as well as master thesis supervision. The proportion is set individually, but supervision and teaching may in total not exceed 20% of full-time employment

Preferred qualifications

  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific 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.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. 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.
  3. Accompanying letter of intent stating academic and research interests, and how they relate to previous studies and future goals. The statement must not exceed 2 pages.
  4. Two reference contacts

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.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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 Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2021-0330
Assistant Professor Raffaello Mariani, +46 70-191 81 57,
Senior researcher Ardeshir Hanifi, +46 8 790 84 82,
Published 08.Mar.2021
Last application date 15.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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