Third-cycle subject: Engineering Mechanics
Within the Biomedical flows group within the Department of Engineering
Mechanics we focus on blood flow phenomena, blood clot formation and bleeding
in artificial life-supporting devices such as heart-and lung machines and in
components such as blood pumps and cannulae, but also on formation of
atherosclerosis in patient related geometries. The cross disciplinary work
carried out within the group is computational and experimental and is carried
out in close collaboration with clinic.
We have now the opportunity to expand our research group with one more PhD
student having a background in engineering physics, applied mathematics or
mechanical engineering. We seek a PhD student that is highly motivated by
cross disciplinary (medical technology) work where the focus will be
directed towards understanding blood clot formation in artificial components
and in our circulatory system important to improve patient treatment,
particularly focusing on intensive care and renal medicine. Both numerical and
experimental work will be carried out.
The project's research questions are strongly anchored in the clinical
application and is financed by the European Research Council (ERC). The
project will be carried out together with supervisors and members of the
research group having both engineering and medical background. The work also
includes working with other researchers active both nationally and
Professor Lisa Prahl Wittberg will be supervising the project.
What we offer
The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research
environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities
from all over the world. Read more
A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to
KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive
in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity
as well as study environment.
Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher
Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance
with either of the following:
passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of
which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially
We seek highly qualified candidates holding a Master of Science or Engineering
in an area relevant for the project. The successful applicant should be
strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently, and in
collaboration with others.
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English
equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented
and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be
assessed upon their ability to:
independently pursue his or her work
collaborate with others,
have a professional approach and
analyse and work with complex issues
Skills in communicating and writing scientific and technical English
Experience in computational fluid dynamics and programming in python is
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
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student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what
corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed
doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain
tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a
doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be
renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue
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relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and
certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above).
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