Employment Opportunities at Umeå University

Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

At Umeå University you will experience an attactive and creative educational environment and world-leading research. 4,300 employees and 36,000 students have chosen Umeå University as their place or work and study. We welcome your application.

Please note: The list of current vacancies below are sorted by the date they are posted in our database. For application deadlines and reference numbers, read the complete job description by clicking the job title link.

Open Positions

1:e forskningsassistent - tillämpad miljö o energiekonomi/First Research Assistant in environmental and resource economics


1:e forskningsassistent - tillämpad allmänjämnviktsmodellering / First research assistent in environmental and resource economics


Postdoctoral position


Postdoktor i socialt arbete (2 år)/ Post-doctoral research position in Social Work (2 years)


1st Research engineer position in virology/ 1:e forskningsingenjör i virologi


Post doc in Public Health/ Postdoktor i Folkhälsovetenskap


Postdoktor i sociologi/ Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology


Biträdande universitetslektor i datavetenskap/Tenure track position as Assistant professor in Computing Science


Doktorand för studier av ekosystemdynamik i arktiska vattendrag/PhD position for Studies of Ecosystem Dynamics in Arctic Streams


Professor i basal tumörbiologi/Professor in Basal Tumour Biology


Universitetslektor i basal tumörbiologi/Senior Lecturer/Associate professor in Basal Tumour Biology


Postdoktor i ekonomisk historia / Post-doc position in Economic History


Postdoktortjänst i kvicksilverbiogeokemi /One Postdoctoral Position in Mercury Biogeochemistry


Postdoktortjänst (2 år) i kvicksilverbiogeokemi/Postdoctoral Position (2 years) in Mercury Biogeochemistry


Postdoktor i experimentell molekylärepidemiologi på hjärntumörer / Post-doc position on experimental molecular epidemiology in brain tumours


More open positions (mostly in Swedish)

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How to Apply

Your complete application should include the requested documents in the job listing. If you apply to more than one position, you should send all documents for every position, so the respective department can have the chance to review your submittal in its entirety. It is important to mark your application with the appropriate reference number.

The university saves application documents, including attachments, for two years. If desired, the documents can be returned. Documents sent electronically should be in pdf or word format to jobb@umu.se. Applications for professors, senior lecturers and PhD student positions should be sent in paper form, not electronically, if mentioned.

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