This is an interdisciplinary project in the area of Plant Biomechanics. You
will be part of a project, where we combine mechanical modelling, soft matter
physics, synthetic biology, and modern plant biology.
The overall aim is to understand the fundamental processes and feedback
mechanisms whereby a plant cell wall is assembled, acquires mechanical
properties, and undergoes oriented growth. You will be assembling (bottom
up) and characterizing simplified models of the plant cell wall.
The project is funded by HFSP and consists of an international team with
members in UK (Prof. E. Coen, JIC), USA (Prof. D. Cosgrove, Penn Stat
Univ) and France (Prof. P. Durand-Smet, Univ. Paris). The results will be
published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility
requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is
You have documented research expertise that include the following:
Patterning techniques, lithography techniques and/or 3-D printing.
Expertise in advanced fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy and
advanced sample preparation.
Knowledge in colloidal chemistry
Basic knowledge in plant biology.
You are highly creative, driving and motivated as a person. You are able to
work independently. Your teaching abilities are good and you possess good
ability to express yourself in both speech and writing. You have collaborative
abilities with scientists within the own and nearby research fields. You are
aware of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender
equality. You have a professional approach.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
A background in Synthetic Biology; Plant biology or equivalent. Previous
work with cellulose nanofibers. Experience with microfluidics.
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the
last three years prior to the application deadline.
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About the employment
The position offered is for, at the most, three 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
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