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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2020-09-15
PhD position to study gene expression and DNA replication
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 procent
  • Department Institutionen för medicinsk kemi och biofysik
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Description The doctoral studies will be carried out at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and supported by the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine-Infection Biology. Mobile Genetic Elements (MGEs) are intrinsically related to pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance and one of the main factors in bacterial evolution. Thus, understanding how MGEs express their genes and replicate their DNA is critical for our success combating bacterial infections. We study three important... Read more

2020-09-13
WASP AI Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The department of mathematics and mathematical statistics invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics with specialisation in nonconvex inference and learning. The position comes with a substantial recruitment package including full funding of one PhD student, two postdocs, and discretionary funds related to the project at a level of 60 kSEK yearly. The last day for applications is September 13, 2020. Background The expansion of Artificia... Read more

2020-09-07
Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor in Machine Learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet gemensamt
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The Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University welcomes applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Machine Learning. The position, which is established through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) , comes with a substantial recruitment package (see below). Last day to apply is 2020-09-07. Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative... Read more

2020-08-31
Doctoral student in Economics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Nationalekonomi
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Doctoral student in Economics The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) wishes to appoint a doctoral student in any area of Economics. We welcome your application! Research environment The Department of Economics has around 40 employees and teaches about 240 students per year (full time equivalents). The dominating research areas are Public Economics and Environmental Economics. Other active areas of research are Welfare Economics, Behavioural... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Business Administration within Marketing
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Företagsekonomi
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PhD student in Business Administration within Marketing   Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration within Marketing. Apply August 31, at the latest. Description                                                                     The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Business Administration within Management
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Företagsekonomi
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PhD student in Business Administration within Management   Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration within Management. Apply 31th of August, at the latest. Description                                                                      The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics,... Read more

2020-08-31
Doctoral students in Economic History
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Ekonomisk historia
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Doctoral students in Economic History The Unit of Economic History is a research-intensive unit that employs about 15 persons, including professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, researchers, Ph.D. candidates and technical/administrative staff. The Graduate studies in economic history at Umeå University are partly organized together with other economic history departments in Sweden. Research is regularly published in international peer reviewed journals. Both quantitative and... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Business Administration within Finance
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Företagsekonomi
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The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration within Finance. Apply August 31, at the latest. Description The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE). As a Ph.D. student, you should take doctoral courses and do an independent research project within finance. The course part of the doctoral education amounts to 9... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Nationalekonomi
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The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics wishes to appoint a PhD student in Economics with an orientation towards Environmental and Energy Economics. The research project aim to develop methodology and applications in assessing firm performance, especially in terms of environmental and energy efficiency performances and to develop a practical method for performing firm level "full cost accounting". We welcome your application no later than 2020-08-31.... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Labor Economics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Nationalekonomi
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The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics wishes to appoint one PhD student in Economics with an orientation towards Labor Economics. The research project contains two major themes. One refers to the regional distribution of public sector jobs and public sector wage policy in terms of their effects on the local labor markets, internal migration, the regional distribution of human capital, and local economic growth. The other theme refers to the importanc... Read more

2020-08-31
Professor in Educational Work with a focus on Preschool and School-age Educare
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för tillämpad utbildningsvetenskap
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Job description The successful applicant will provide scientific leadership for those active in the research field. Duties include developing the research environment at the department through planning and management of research projects, and initiating and managing work with applications for external research funding, for himself/herself and others. The professor is expected to conduct research, to lead seminars and to supervise doctoral students, as well as to work to enhance the academic... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student position in Medical Science with an orientation towards Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Description of the PhD-project The dopamine D3 receptor is involved in side-effects of L-DOPA treatment in Parkinson’s disease, addictive disorders, and is likely to play an important role in mediating the therapeutic effects of antipsychotic drugs. This doctoral project aims to further our understanding of the differential roles of the various signalling pathways downstream of the D3 receptor. The project will start off with the development and characterization of a new assay of dopamine D3... Read more

2020-08-31
PhD student in Statistics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statistik
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PhD student in Statistics Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, Umeå university The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics, who can perform high quality methodological statistical research. Apply 2020-08-31 at the latest. The department of Statistics has about 35 members of staff and conducts research within the field of Statistical Sciences, including both method development and empirical researc... Read more

2020-08-17
Professor in Automated Software Engineering
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Umeå University welcomes applications for a permanent position as full Professor in Automated Software Engineering at the Department of Computing Science. The position, which is established through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), comes with a substantial recruitment package. Last date for application is August 17, 2020. Duties Work includes research within the area of Automated Software Engineering, addressing the technological aspects of automated software... Read more

2020-08-17
Professor in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för psykologi
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The Department of Psychology is recruiting for a fulltime position as professor in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology . In this case, clinical psychology refers to the study of the aetiology, development, diagnostics, assessment, treatment and prevention of clinical states. Clinical states are mental problems and disorders, behavioral deficiencies, functional hindrances or deviations from that which is considered normal. Job description The successful candidate will be expected to... Read more

2020-08-17
Professor in Software Security
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Umeå University welcomes applications for a permanent position as full Professor in Software Security at the Department of Computing Science. The position, which is established through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), comes with a substantial recruitment package. Last date for application is August 17, 2020. Duties Work includes research within the area of Software Security, with focus on holistic approaches to address security issues throughout the software... Read more

2020-08-16
PhD Student Position in Computing Science with focus on Logical Agents
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic: Strategic Argumentation to deal with interactions between intelligent systems and humans The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially intelligent systems for human-agent collaboration. Deadline for application is August 16, 2020. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We... Read more

2020-08-16
2 PhD Student Positions in Computer Science with focus on data privacy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic: Privacy-aware transparent machine learning Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking candidates for two PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on data privacy. Deadline for application is August 16th, 2020. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide. The Privacy-aware transparency decisions research group (led by Prof. Vicenç Torra) conducts research in data... Read more

2020-08-16
PhD position in Molecular Ecosystem Ecology - eDNA-based surveillance of a sub-arctic ecosystem over 40 years
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position in ecosystem ecology. The expected starting date for the PhD position is fall, 2020 or according to agreement. Application deadline is August 16, 2020. Project description Ecosystems are complex and dynamic systems that are influenced by interactions between the organisms as well as with the environment. The purpose of this project is to investigate how changes in climate and... Read more

2020-08-15
Research Engineer within Responsible AI
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic institution with approximately 120 employees from more than 20 different countries. We conduct education and research in a broad spectrum of the computer science field. The research group within Responsible AI was set up to study the ethical and social impact of AI, while supporting decision-making to implement the development of tools and methods to mitigate negative effects. The position is full-time, for a period of 12 months. Entry as soon ... Read more

2020-08-10
Project assistant, 6 months, to the Department of Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology is searching for a project assistant for the project " Forecasting experimental evolution of biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa ". The position is temporary for six months on full time. Planned start date 1 October 2020 or as agreed. Project description and work tasks Predicting the effects of mutation on protein function and the phenotype of the organism is pivotal for the field of evolutionary forecasting. The project assistant will introduce... Read more

2020-08-10
PhD in computational science with focus on chemistry; dynamic imaging data
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden is seeking a PhD-student in computational science with focus on chemistry. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Application deadline is 10th August 2020. Project description Biological drugs have over last 15-20 years revolutionized treatment of life threatening and chronic diseases. Development of new biologics is very expensive and time consuming, with approximately 20 % of the cost spent in... Read more

2020-08-10
PhD in computational science with focus on chemistry - hybrid modelling
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden is seeking a PhD-student in computational science with focus on chemistry. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Application deadline is 10th August 2020. Project description Academic research breakthroughs have transformed the biopharmaceutical industry. The discovery of gene-editing tools (CRISPR/Cas9) and a completely new way to treat cancer through immunotherapy (2018 Nobel prize) has... Read more

2020-08-10
Postdoctoral position in Computer Science with focus on robust machine learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoc position in robust machine learning and data-centric optimization w ith focus on scarce data and non-standard model settings .  Deadline for application is August 10, 2020 . Project description We invite candidates to apply for one postdoc position funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest eve... Read more

2020-08-10
Laboratory Engineer: Research Support for in vivo Malaria Model
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Molecular Biology Department 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. You will join a research team that is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), which is internationally well-connected through the EMBL Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for a Laboratory Engineer for ... Read more

2020-07-31
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in synthetic medicinal chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry offers a postdoctoral position in the field of synthetic medicinal chemistry that will mainly work on developing multistage organic syntheses and solve challenging synthetic problems to efficiently produce and characterize new molecules. The postdoctoral project includes designing, synthesizing and characterizing new compounds and producing them with sufficient purity to be tested in biological systems. Last day to apply is July 31st 2020. Project description The... Read more

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