Postdoc in fluid mechanics (31/12/2017)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences (original post )

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Linné FLOW Centre ( organizes research in fundamental fluid mechanics at KTH and is one of twenty original centers of excellence set up by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The centre was established with a vision as an outstanding environment for fundamental research in fluid mechanics, where innovative research is born and future research leaders are fostered. It has become one of the internationally-leading research groups in fluid mechanics.

Job description

The research topic is fluid mechanics in the context of one of the following areas:

  • Stability and Control
  • Turbulence and Geophysical Flows
  • Micro- and Complex Flows
  • Aeroacoustics and Compressible Flows
  • Heat Transfer and Reactive Flows
  • e-Science in Fluid Mechanics

The exact topic of the work is not fixed. The applicant is invited to contact researchers at Linné FLOW Centre (, who then act as FLOW Principal Investigator, to define a specific research topic. A potential second year of Postdoc should be agreed upon with the FLOW PI.


We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral education (completed in the last three years or completed latest March 2018) in a relevant scientific field.

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).

Applications should contain the following:

  1. Max. 2 pages project description written by the applicant
  2. CV of the applicant including list of publications
  3. At least one letter of recommendation
  4. Short statement of FLOW Principal Investigator (support letter)

NOTE: Applications without support letter from the FLOW PI will not be considered.


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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 the agreement (early 2018)
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2017-1975
  • Philipp Schlatter, Docent, +46 8 790 71 76,
Published 30.Oct.2017
Last application date 31.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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