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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Description of work The Department of Chemistry is opening a Ph.D. position in Chemistry with a specialization in polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, material science, or any related field. The thesis project will focus on developing carbon molecular sieve membranes. The position is for four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is June 26, 2024. The starting date is September 1, 2024 or by agreement. About the... Read more

Staff Scientist in high-throughput microfluidic technologies

Application deadline 2024-07-16

  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular biology at Umeå University is currently seeking a staff scientist for a full- time position to work with the project µNordic Single Cell Hub (µNiSCH). Start date 1 October 2024. Probationary employment may occur. Technological innovations play a crucial role in advancing biological and biomedical research. This is particularly evident today, with the emergence of high-throughput microfluidic technologies that empower researchers to address fundamental questions at... Read more

PhD at the department of informatics

Application deadline 2024-07-16

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Informatics
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The Department of Informatics is now looking for a PhD student for a limited-time employment for four years starting in autumn 2024 or as agreed. Assignment The doctoral position is linked to the project "Indigenous Digital Storytelling with New Media", which has a special focus on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), new media and support for storytelling. Within the project, you work with empirical studies as well as with prototype and theory development, user studies and publication... Read more

Staff scientist in cognitive neuroscience of aging

Application deadline 2024-07-16

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Integrative Medical Biology
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The Department of Medical and Translational Biology at Umeå University announces a post as Staff Scientist in cognitive neuroscience of aging with focus on structural and functional connectome. MTB offers an active and creative research and educational environment for both employees and students. More information about the department can be found on our website Department of Medical translational biology (umu.se).   The current position is in Alireza Salami’s research group at the Wallenberg... Read more

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  • Department Elektronik- och datorteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in energy technology, laser spectroscopy, medical technology, electronics, and system engineering. For more information see here .   The research group “Cooperative and intelligent embedded systems” are recruiting a PhD student in Applied Electronics with focus on Safe and Secure Intelligent Embedded Systems . Application deadline is Jul 22, 2024. Project Description We consider... Read more

Research engineer in spatial modelling

Application deadline 2024-07-30

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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We are looking for a research engineer who will conduct a modelling study analysing blue carbon storage potential in SE Asia. It is a full-time position limited to 15 months. Start date is September 2024 or by agreement. Application deadline is 30 July 2024. Description The candidate will join a large international team who are collaboratively working to develop blue carbon policy framework(s) in SE Asia for implementation at community to policy levels. The selected candidate will conduct a... Read more

PhD position in Molecular Biology

Application deadline 2024-07-30

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Molecularbiology
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We are looking for a PhD student in Molecular Biology and a special interest in parasite-vector interactions. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years to start immediately or as agreed. The PhD student will participate in activities of a dynamic research environment including the host department and the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), the Swedish EMBL node, which provide access to excellent research... Read more

Post doctor (2 years) in molecular malaria research

Application deadline 2024-07-30

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Molecularbiology
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The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will study parasite-mosquito interaction in malaria transmission. The employment is full-time for two years in the first instance, starting in 1 September 2024, or as agreed. Project description and working tasks Interactions between malaria parasites and mosquitoes determine the success of malaria transmission and are coming in focus as targets for interventions. The biology of Plasmodium mosquito stages remains poorly... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Summary Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest universities with more than 36,000 students and 4,200 employees. The university combines high-quality education and world-leading research in several disciplines. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the gene scissors CRISPR-Cas9 – a revolution in genetic engineering awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.   The Life Science bachelor program at Umeå University is based at both the Department of Molecular Biology and t... Read more

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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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Umeå Marine Sciences Centre, The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and The Department of Political Science at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a 2-year Postdoc employment, with a chance for prolongation for up to a total of three years, on marine sustainable development. The position is on fulltime and is expected to start in September 2024 or according to agreement. Application deadline is 1st August 2024 at 23:59. Project description This Fellowship will be part... Read more

Research Engineer in AI and Machine Learning (12 months)

Application deadline 2024-08-01

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science The Department of Computer Science is looking for a research engineer to contribute to the Wallenberg's research arena for Media and Language. The position is a special fixed-term contract (SÄVA) of 12 months starting September 1, 2024 or as agreed. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic institution with approximately 120 employees from more than 20 different countries. We provide education and research in a broad spectrum of the computer science... Read more

PhD-student

Application deadline 2024-08-01

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Physics
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Description of work About the position Eligibility requirements Other qualifications Application A complete application must include: 1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, scientific interests and motives for applying (max two pages) 2. CV 3. Diplomas of bachelor and Master level degrees 4. Bachelor/Master theses work/other relevant publications 5. Other merits of relevance for the position 6. Contact information to two reference persons   Read more

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  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science is now looking for a Doctoral student in Computing Science with a focus on Interactive Systems that Reason Spatially The department has been growing rapidly in recent years. An inclusive and participatory environment are key elements in our growth. The 60 doctoral students within the department are a diverse group from different nationalities, backgrounds and fields. We offer very good employment conditions, and administrative and technical support, among... Read more

PhD-student

Application deadline 2024-08-07

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Section of Physiotherapy
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Description of work About the position Eligibility requirements Other qualifications Application A complete application must include: 1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, scientific interests and motives for applying (max two pages) 2. CV 3. Diplomas of bachelor and Master level degrees 4. Bachelor/Master theses work/other relevant publications 5. Other merits of relevance for the position 6. Contact information to two reference persons   Read more

Postdoctoral researcher (2 years) within medicinal chemistry

Application deadline 2024-08-09

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a postdoctoral employment (2 years) within medicinal chemistry.  The employment is full-time with access 15 September 2024 or by agreement. Application deadline is 9 August 2024.   Project description and working tasks The proposed projects target serine and cysteine proteases with small organic molecules, with the aim to modulate the function of the enzymes for relevant medical applications, including infectious diseases and toxifications. T... Read more

Postdoctoral position in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Application deadline 2024-08-11

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Clinical Sciences
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We are looking for someone who has or will soon defend their thesis, with previous education in statistics, data processing and/or bioinformatics, to contribute to research on brain diseases. You will work relatively independently as a postdoc, in a group conducting research on Parkinson's disease and other alpha-synucleinopathies, such as multiple system atrophy (MSA) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We want to find out what causes these diseases, how they lead to dementia, how they affe... Read more

PhD student in Computing Science with focus on data privacy

Application deadline 2024-08-11

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science is now looking for a Doctoral student in Computing Science with a focus on data privacy.  The department has been growing rapidly in recent years. An inclusive and participatory environment are key elements in our growth. The 60 doctoral students within the department are a diverse group from different nationalities, backgrounds and fields. We offer very good employment conditions, and administrative and technical support, among other benefits. See more... Read more

System developer

Application deadline 2024-08-14

  • Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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System developer Umeå University and SciLifeLab are seeking a Systems Developer to work within a newly established unit at SciLifeLab, Training Hub. SciLifeLab, Science for Life Laboratory, is a national center for molecular biosciences in Sweden, developing and maintaining unique research infrastructure, services, and data resources for life science research. SciLifeLab's primary goal is to enable groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research and promote the application of research for the... Read more

System administrator, IT

Application deadline 2024-08-15

  • Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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System administrator, IT Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe. Research at UPSC covers a wide range of disciplines in plant biology including ecology, computational biology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). We are now recruiting a system administrator, IT for our bioinformatic support unit.  Your Future Workplace The Department of Plant Physiology is part of th... Read more

PhD position in Medical Science (Neurophysiology)

Application deadline 2024-08-16

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Integrative Medical Biology
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PhD position in Medical Science We are looking for a qualified candidate to embark on a PhD in Medical Science with an orientation towards Neurophysiology (sensorimotor neurophysiology). The position is at the Department of Medical and Translational Biology at Umeå University and is temporary for four years, to start during October 1st 2024 or as agreed. Description of the PhD project Proprioception is essential for movement coordination. Muscle spindles are considered the principal receptors... Read more

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  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctor for a temporary position for two years on full time. The position is expected to start in 1 December 2024 or upon agreement. The Aramburu lab is looking for a postdoctor with computational experience in the field of immunology, infection biology or cell biology. Additional wet lab experience is welcome or the willingness to develop it.  Project description Innate immune cells are constantly sensing the environment and responding to pathog... Read more

Postdoc in work and organizational psychology

Application deadline 2024-08-18

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Psychology
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Postdoc in psychology with focus on work and organizational psychology The Department of Psychology offers an active and creative research and education environment for both employees and students. More detailed information about the department can be found on our website . The Department of Psychology is looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoc will work as a part of the international research project “Remote and flexible work arrangements: A cross-national study focused on implication... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Physics
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Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in experimental physics for a project aimed at high-resolution optical frequency comb spectroscopy of molecules of importance in astrophysics. The position will open in the fall 2024 (exact start date can be negotiated). The application deadline is August 19, 2024. Project Description The Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy Group ( www.umucombs.org ) works with development and applications of optical frequency comb spectroscopy for broadband... Read more

Postdoctoral researcher in multiomics and imaging

Application deadline 2024-08-20

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för diagnostik och intervention
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At the Department of Diagnostics and Intervention, we research and teach in the fields of radiophysics and medical engineering, oncology, surgery and diagnostic radiology. We have internationally recognised research environments where the breadth of subject areas enables innovation and collaboration across borders. Most of our researchers and teachers work clinically in our premises at NUS - at the centre of our activities.  Read more about the department at the Department of Diagnostics and... Read more

Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology

Application deadline 2024-08-23

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Sociology
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The Department of Sociology at Umeå University is looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The employee will be part of the Swedish Research Council financed project "#NeverForget vs. #NeverHappened: Holocaust Commemoration and Contestation on Social Media". The employment is for 2 years and starts on October 1st 2024 or by agreement. Project description and work tasks The project, which will analyse the contemporary commemoration and contestation of the Holocaust on social media during its... Read more

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  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematics or mathematical statistics, focusing on geometric deep learning. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is August 26th 2024. Project description and tasks  Machine learning (‘artificial intelligence’) is having an immense impact on both society at large and research especially, and this impact is... Read more

  • Type of employment Permanent position
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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Project description Umeå University is offering a full-time position at the Protein Expertise Platform (PEP) within the Department of Chemistry (https://www.umu.se/en/research/infrastructure/pep/). The PEP is a core facility at the Chemical Biology Centre and is a node within the Protein Production Sweden (PPS), a national infrastructure that provides various services including cloning, recombinant protein expression, and high-quality protein purification and production in various expression... Read more

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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a postdoctoral employment (2 years) within the field of microbiome research. The last day to apply is the 30th August 2024.  The employment is full-time with access 1st December 2024 or by agreement.   Project description and working tasks The species that compose the human gut microbiome are poorly characterized at their molecular level, despite their important roles to keep a healthy state. The presence of pathogenic species or imbalances i... Read more

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  • Department Department of Integrative Medical Biology
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The Department of Medical and Translational Biology is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow for two years full time for a project focusing on brain mechanisms underlying maintained cognitive function at higher ages. The research is performed in an international context and unique data from the Betula cohort will be gathered and analyzed. Application deadline: 24-08-31 Description of the project The postdoctoral candidate will be part of the Simons Foundation initiative “Promoting... Read more

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  • Department Department of Physics
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The Department of Physics is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Ultrafast Nanoscience Group to work on ultrafast optical spectroscopy of magnetic nanostructures in the framework of the ERC project ‘MagneticTWIST’. The position is 2 years full-time employment (and it can be extended to three years) and will start January 1 2025, or according to agreement. Project description   The Ultrafast Nanoscience Group ( https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/nicolo-maccaferri-lab/ ) resear... Read more

PhD position in Experimental Physics

Application deadline 2024-08-31

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Physics
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The Department of Physics at Umeå University ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/ ) conducts strong research in the areas of condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics. We announce one PhD position in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant project ‘MagneticTWIST – Ultrafast control of magnetism with twisted plasmons’ (grant n. 101116253 – https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101116253 ). The project is mainly experimental. Last day to apply is August... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics
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The Department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), is looking for a Postdoc who can perform high quality statistical research. Apply August 31, 2024, at the latest. The Department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff and conducts research within the field of statistics and data science, including both method development and empirical research, the latter in collaboration with scientists from other departments. We offer a research environment with... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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PhD student in plant science with focus on deep-learning conifer genomics The Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position in plant science. The expected starting date is November 1, 2024 or according to agreement. Application deadline is September 2, 2024. Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe. Research at UPSC covers a wide range of... Read more

Staff Scientist in Computational Metabolomics

Application deadline 2024-09-02

  • Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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Staff Scientist in Computational Metabolomics Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe and is host to the Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC; www.swedishmetabolomicscentre.se). Research at UPSC covers a wide range of disciplines in plant biology including ecology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). A position as a Staff scientist at the Department of Plant Physiology,... Read more

Project assistant at Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy

Application deadline 2024-09-09

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Umeå University is looking for a project assistant with experience in electron microscopy and structure biology. The position is financed and associated to SciLifeLab’s national research infrastructure. The employment is for 12 months. Application deadline is September 9, 2024. Description We are looking for a project assistant/research engineer for electron microscopy and molecular biology facility support at UCEM (Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy), at the Department of Chemistry within... Read more

Staff scientist at Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

Application deadline 2024-09-09

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Umeå University is looking for a Staff scientist with experience in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). The position is financed by grants from SciLifeLab for work with SciLifelab’s national services associated to the infrastructure. The work at the Cryo-EM facility implies to delivers service, training and user support for electron microscopy and image analysis. The employment is for 12 months. Application deadline is September 9, 2024. Description As Staff scientist, you will provide... Read more