Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet (KI) announces an opportunity to join the research group of Assistant Professor Georgios A. Sotiriou as a postdoctoral researcher in bionanomaterials. The lab has extensive experience in the flame synthesis of nanoparticles and assembly of devices with focus on superior performance. The lab’s mission is to develop nanobiomaterials, tools and methods for medicine using engineering sciences. The research in this lab is highly multidisciplinary combining expertise from material engineering, bioengineering and health sciences. This allows for the design of bionanomaterials that exhibit the desired functionality in applications ranging from diagnostics (biosensors) to therapeutic interventions.
The aim of this project is to utilize flame spray pyrolysis for the production of nanomaterials with applications in diagnostic (bioimaging, sensor assays) and therapeutic interventions (smart surfaces and/or nanoparticles as drug carriers).
For more information about the research see the KI webpage of the Principal Investigator (PI), Assistant Professor Dr. Georgios A. Sotiriou http://ki.se/en/people/geosot and the research group’s website: https://sotirioulab.net

For any questions please contact the PI at georgios.sotiriou@ki.se

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on flame nanoparticle synthesis and participate in the lab research environment. This includes lab work, courses, seminars, and presentation of results at meetings. Other responsibilities include development of methodology and work routines, supervision of students, literature review, statistical analysis, adhering to the lab manual policies and drafting scientific manuscripts.

The candidate should have degrees (diploma and/or MSc) in Chemical Engineering and/or Material Science and Technology, and a PhD in Mechanical and/or Process Engineering with experience in synthesis of nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis. Furthermore, skills including material characterization by X-ray diffraction, Raman, FTIR and UVvis spectroscopy, electron microscopy is required. Postdoctoral experience in flame spray synthesis of nanomaterials is advantageous. Further experience in deposition of materials by vapor phase processes is advantageous. Experience with biological experiments is not required.

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5457/2018
  • Georgios Sotiriou, PhD, georgios.sotiriou@ki.se
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist SACO, daisy.hjelmqvist@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 10.Oct.2018
Last application date 19.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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