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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2019-04-15
PhD student position in space physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for a candidate for a PhD position in space physics. Starting date in September 2019 or by agreement. The PhD project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University Centre in Svalbard and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The last day to apply is April 15, 2019. Project description The solar wind carries large amounts of energy and mass throughout the solar system, but Earth is partly shielded by two thin... Read more

2019-04-10
Professor of Business Administration specialising in Marketing
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Företagsekonomi
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Professor of Business Administration specialising in Marketing Vacant position, full professor of Business Administration with specialization in Marketing at Umeå University. The position includes research and teaching in the field of marketing. Position description and work tasks The appointment involves leading research and developing the research environment within the field of marketing. This is achieved through own research as well as teaching and supervision, at first-, second-, and... Read more

2019-03-01
Doctoral student in law
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Juridiska institutionen
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The Department of Law is expansive and currently has close to sixty employees. The department is responsible for the law program and individual legal courses, and also participates in several other academic programs. For more detailed information, see our website: here . The Department of Law hereby advertises a full-time doctoral student position to conduct doctoral studies in law. The starting date for the position is August 1, 2019 or upon agreement. We particularly like to see application... Read more

2019-03-01
Postdoctoral researcher studying judicial independence
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Juridiska institutionen
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The Department of Law is expansive and currently has close to sixty employees. The department is responsible for the law program and individual legal courses, and also participates in several other academic programs. For more detailed information, see our website: here . The Department of Law is looking for a postdoc to join a multidisciplinary research team. This is a two-year full-time position starting August 1, 2019 or upon agreement. The position consists of 20% teaching and 80% conducti... Read more

2019-02-28
Two-year postdoctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description We are announcing a postdoc position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI: www.ufbi.umu.se/english; director Lars Nyberg). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The research environment at UFBI is highly dynamic and stimulating, with a... Read more

2019-02-28
Professor in Media and Communication Studies
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper
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The Department of Culture and Media Studies belongs to Umeå University's Faculty of Arts and has about 70 employees. A unique combination of subject areas make the department a creative environment at the intersection of culture, art, literature and media. The department conducts internationally recognized, high quality research. Many research projects are directly oriented towards the Humanities Faculty’s strategic research initiatives on global challenges and digital humanities. For more... Read more

2019-02-27
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. Last application date is 2019-02-27. Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts strong research and education in several complementary fields. We conduct research in Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, as well as Mathematical Statistics. Our teaching activities encompass all levels... Read more

2019-02-27
Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Statistics
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Statistics. Last application date is 2019-02-27 . Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts strong research and education in several complementary fields. We conduct research in Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, as well as Mathematical Statistics. Our teaching activities encompas... Read more

2019-02-20
Professor in Sociology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Sociologiska institutionen
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Professor of Sociology Work duties The position includes duties such as initiating, leading, and developing research at the department. This involves conducting your own research, initiating new research projects, and actively working on applications to obtain external financing, among other things. The research can be within one of the department’s research areas, or within a field which contributes to developing the department’s operations. The duties include teaching and supervision on all... Read more

2019-02-20
Professor in Informatics
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för informatik
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Professor in Informatics The Department of Informatics is recruiting a full-time Professor in Informatics. The employment is starting from autumn of 2019 or as agreed. Responsibilities As a Professor of Informatics, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development of the research environment at the department with a focus on the digitalization of the society. The employment includes initiating, conducting, leading and developing research and the research... Read more

2019-02-13
Tenure Track as Associate Senior Lecturer in Computational Mathematics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Computational Mathematics. Last application date is 2019-02-13. Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts strong research in several areas of Computational Mathematics, including geometric numerical integration, cut finite elements, and applied spectral theory. In cooperation with the Departments of Computing Science and... Read more

2019-02-07
PhD Position in Mathematical Modeling
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematical modeling with a focus on modeling the evolution of multicellular life cycles. The general aim is to provide its holder with a possibility to earn a PhD degree in computational science with specialisation in mathematics. Apply no later than February 7 2019. Project description The evolution of multicellularity is considered a major transition for the evolution of life on earth that made possible... Read more

2019-02-06
PhD position in Plant Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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A PhD position is available in the group of Alizée Malnoë (https://www.upsc.se/alizee-malnoe) in the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University, Sweden to study photosynthesis in plants. Apply no later than February 6, 2019. We welcome your application! Description We are seeking for a PhD student who will identify molecular players required for sustained energy dissipation in plants using the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. We have isolated 140 mutants affected in photoprotection... Read more

2019-02-04
Postdoctoral researchers at Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Centrum för samisk forskning - Vaartoe
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Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research co-ordinates and initiates research in and on Sápmi, the Sami country, focusing on the cultures, societies, histories and languages of Sami and other Indigenous peoples. Vaartoe is a hub for PhD students and researchers from different disciplines at Umeå University and an arena for collaboration with Sami partners and organizations. Vaartoe is Sweden's only Research Centre for Sami research. It is part of the Faculty of Art and has 8 employees plus 5 other... Read more

2019-02-04
Professor within the area of work and organization
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för psykologi
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Professor within the area of work and organizational psychology Assignments One fulltime position as a professor in psychology within the area of work and organization is offered. The professor we are looking for is expected to conduct own research, build further upon and initiate new research projects and also work actively with applications for external research financing. The research will primarily be within the area of work and organizational psychology and contribute to the general... Read more

2019-02-01
Postdoc in Theology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Theology (with any of the focus areas: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Historical or Practical Theology). The employment period is two years full-time (100%). Job description The postdoc is expected to conduct independent theological research. In addition to research, part of the job consists in contributing to the research environment by actively... Read more

2019-01-31
Postdoctoral position in Chemistry with focus on Environmental Chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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This postdoctoral position is part of a research project aimed at converting microalgae biomass to high performance carbon materials through hydrothermal carbonization, HTC. The main focus is on characterization of the produced carbon materials, the HTC water phase, and the generated gas. Application deadline is 31 January 2019. Project description and working tasks This postdoctoral position is part of a research project where the main aim is to convert microalgae biomass grown in wastewater... Read more

2019-01-31
Postdoctoral researcher, Software Technology, Resource Management Systems
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (www.cs.umu.se) is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in software technology focusing on resource management systems for a collaboration project with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. The position is funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is Sweden’s largest research program ever. The position is within t... Read more

2019-01-31
PhD Position in Computational Physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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Department of Physics at Umeå University ( www.physics.umu.se ) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics, theoretical and computational physics. The Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in computational physics for a project aimed at physics-based modeling and numerical methods for machine perception in unstructured environments. Application deadline is 31 January 2019. The position will open in 1 March 201... Read more

2019-01-31
Ph D student, Computing Science, ethical principles of AI systems
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic: Formal verification of ethical principles of AI systems Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on formal verification of ethical principles of AI systems. Deadline for application is January 31th, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representing more than 20 countries... Read more

2019-01-31
Postdoctoral position in computational biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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Postdoctoral position in computational biology : Decoding plant stress responses with network science methods The Department of Physics is looking for an exceptional Postdoc to join our interdisciplinary group at Integrated Science Lab, IceLab, where we work on solving life science problems with tools from physics, mathematics, and computer science. This two-year full-time position is part of a large multidisciplinary 5-year project that also includes researchers at the Chemical Biological... Read more

2019-01-28
Postdoc position in environmental microbiology with a focus on mercury
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are recruiting a talented post doc within a fully funded project on mercury cycling in oxygen deficient coastal seas. We are seeking an ambitious candidate who is interested in identifying mechanisms controlling formation and bioaccumulation of methylmercury in seas with pelagic redoxclines. Apply no later than 28 th Jan 2019. Project description and working tasks You will study processes for formation and bioaccumulation of methylmercury in oxygen deficient coastal seas. The work will foc... Read more

2019-01-28
PhD position in Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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PhD position in Molecular Biology We are looking for a PhD student in Medical Science with an orientation towards Molecular Biology and a special interest in infection and cancer. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years to start 1 March or as agreed. Last day to apply is January 28th 2019. PhD Project This PhD project aims to investigate the role of membrane vesicle (MV)-associated bacterial protein toxins in epigenetic modulation of... Read more

2019-01-28
Postdoc position (2-years) in Drug Discovery and Cell-Autonomous Immunity
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Department of Molecular Biology The department provides a vibrant interfaculty research environment and there is access to a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging, metabolomics, genomics and screening facilities. Background and description of work tasks Almost every cell in our body has an intrinsic capacity to detect invading microbes and to respond to the threat by inducing a series of cellular defense responses. Yet, while this so-called cell-autonomous immunity may have a key role in... Read more

2019-01-25
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in computational mathematics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position at UMIT Research Lab, where we conduct fundamental research in computational science and engineering and develop innovative algorithms and software for simulation and high-performance computing. Project description and tasks Many advanced engineering problems require the numerical solution of multidomain, multidimension, multiphysics and multimaterial flow... Read more

2019-01-25
PhD student position in Chemistry with focus on Organic Chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are now recruiting a doctoral student to a research project within chemical biology. The applicant should have experience in organic chemistry research and be interested in the design and development of small drug-like molecules, and fulfill the other requirements. Last day to apply is 25 January 2019. Work description The department of chemistry at Umeå University holds a strong position in the field of chemical biology where collaborations over disciplines are a key to be able to answer... Read more

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