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  • Department Department of Computing Science
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To our department, characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison, we now look for a Doctoral student in computer security. The Department of Computing science has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. The 50 Doctoral students within the department consists of a diverse group from different... Read more

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  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work with the Cava group investigating bacterial cell wall dynamics and identifying novel cell wall regulatory partnersa temporary. The employment is full-time for two years with start in May 2024 or upon agreement. Project description and working tasks  The Cava lab at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology (Umeå University) conducts research on cell wall... Read more

Two Field Assistants for Abisko, intermittent employment

Application deadline 2024-04-26

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent Upp till 100%
  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Abisko
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We seek two field assistants to work in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems with high quality research together with a group of researchers at the Climate Impacts Research Center, Department of Ecology and Environment Sciences, with placement in Abisko. There are two time-limited, full-time positions, one from 15 May to 15 October and the other from 1 June to 31 August 2024. The application deadline is 2024-04-26. Job Duties The field assistant will participate in various research... Read more

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  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) is looking for a PhD student in Architecture with a focus on Biobased Building Materials. The application deadline is 28 April , 2024 .   Today most of the building materials used in the construction industry still originate from non-renewable resources and plenty of work is needed to advance circularity globally. Industrial and urban solid waste recycling and reuse has emerged as an alternative resource to produce minimal impact building materials for... Read more

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  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) is looking for a PhD student in Architecture with a focus on Climate Adaption and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.The application deadline is 28 April , 2024 .   At 64° latitude, interior landscapes offer interesting possibilities to extend growing seasons and diversify crops, while reducing energy consumption and providing hybrid living spaces between inside and outside. Retrofitting the existing building stock, repurposing vacancies, and expanding our building... Read more

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  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) is looking for a PhD student in Architecture with a focus on Critical Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. The application deadline is 28 April , 2024.   Institutional, policy or social changes are not seldom profound spatial changes, affecting humans and non-humans and their living environments in various ways. Architecture and the built environment can make a difference regardless of scale, e.g., small architectural adjustments may act as game-changers, an... Read more

PhD student in Architecture

Application deadline 2024-04-28

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  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) is looking for a PhD student in Architecture. The application deadline is 28 April , 2024 .   Architecture as a research subject is anchored to both technical and natural scientific research and practice as well as the more artistic research tradition. Its profound influence on human and non-human social interactions and experiences also means an inescapable connection to the humanities and social science research field. The interdisciplinary nature of the... Read more

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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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IceLab and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science Umeå University's interdisciplinary research hub, IceLab (Integrated Science Lab, www.icelab.se), has been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council to establish a center of excellence: Center for modeling adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress. We are now opening a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in ecosystem ecology with employment at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. The position... Read more

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  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science is hiring an assistant professor in cybersecurity, funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). Application deadline is 30 April, 2024. Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomo... Read more

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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position focused on the development of a blue carbon policy roadmap in southeast Asia. The candidate will also be affiliated to the Umeå Marine Sciences Centre and Department of Political Sciences. The position start date is in August 2024 or by agreement. Application deadline is Tuesday 30th April at 23:59. Description Poverty and climate change are inextricably linked, so they must be... Read more

PhD position in Discrete Mathematics

Application deadline 2024-04-30

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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 focusing on discrete mathematics and combinatorics. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is the 30th of April 2024. Project description and tasks The candidate will conduct research in discrete mathematics and combinatorics (understood broadly) as part of a project supervised by Associate Profess... 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 machine learning for continuous and discrete structures.  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... Read more

Postdoctoral fellow in Sámi and/ or Indigenous research

Application deadline 2024-05-03

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Várdduo – Centre for Sámi Research
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Description of the unit Várdduo – Centre for Sámi research is a unit at Umeå University that coordinates and initiates research in and about Sápmi, with a focus on Sámi and other Indigenous cultures,  societies, histories and languages. It is a meeting place for researchers and PhD students from various disciplines, with research interests connected to Sámi or other Indigenous issues. Várdduo provides an inspiring research environment and constitutes a valuable platform for creative exchanges... Read more

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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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The Department of Ecology and Environment Sciences at Umeå University is looking for a PhD student in Physical Geography with a focus on groundwater dynamics in subarctic palsa mires. Start date 2024-08-01 or as agreed. The application deadline is 2024-05-04. Project description Ongoing climate change, which is amplified in the Arctic, affects the presence and movement of water in the landscape. Increases in precipitation and the proportion of rain (versus snow) are projected for northern... 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

Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology

Application deadline 2024-05-07

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • 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 NordForsk financed project "PastForward: The political uses of the past in digital discourses about Nordic futures". The employment is for 2 years and starts on September 1st 2024 or by agreement. Project description and work tasks The Project is a collaboration between Assistant Professor Manuel Menke (Copenhagen University - PI), Associate Professor Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk... Read more

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  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work with attack and defence strategies in federated learning. The employment is full-time for two years with a starting date by agreement. Department of Computing science The department characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison are now looking for a postdoc within attack and defence strategies in federated learning.   ... Read more

PhD student in Computing Science with focus on Cybersecurity

Application deadline 2024-05-08

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Computing Science
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Umeå University, Department of Computing Science The Department of Computing Science is now looking for a Doctoral student in cybersecurity with a focus on DDoS attacks and defence strategies for the cloud-edge continuum. 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... Read more

2 amanuensis 20% to the Department of Molecular Biology

Application deadline 2024-05-08

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  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for 2 amanuensis on 20%. Start in September 2024 or by agreement. Work tasks The work as amanuensis will consist of assisting with the sorting of old and unused chemicals as well as cataloguing the type and amount of these chemicals in preparation for their regulated disposal according to chemical security guidelines at Umeå University. Other assignments associated with chemical management, such as creating a chemical inventory for active researc... Read more

PhD-student

Application deadline 2024-05-08

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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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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 Applied Physics and Electronics
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-applied-physics-and-electronics/ ) conduct strong research in the areas of energy technology, laser spectroscopy, electronics and systematics, biomedical engineering.   We are recruiting a PhD student in Applied Physics with a focus on biomedical engineering. The project is focused on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements in neurological applications with the aim to develop and evaluate new... Read more

1-2 Field Assistants, intermittent employment

Application deadline 2024-05-10

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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The Department of Ecology, Environment and Earth Sciences, Umeå University is looking for one to two field assistants to work with characterizing stream channels at selected sites in Sweden. The employment is part-time, within the framework of the intermittent employment agreement. Start date is June 24, 2024 or by agreement and the tasks continue until the end of September. The position can be divided between several people and the  start date can potentially be later in the summer and the e... Read more

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in pollination ecology

Application deadline 2024-05-10

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science are announcing a postdoctoral position in pollination ecology to join research focused on communities of pollinators, plants and microbes and their functioning. The employment is on fulltime for two years. The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2024 and the position is expected to start in September 2024, or according to agreement. Welcome with your application! Research description Pollination is a key ecosystem service upkeeping plant... Read more

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  • Department Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
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The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS, is the Swedish node for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our mission is to promote research excellence in infection medicine and to foster the careers of the next generation of researchers in this field. Through our partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and a strong network of Nordic partners, we connect Swedish science to an expanding family of European research centres for molecular... Read more

PhD position in Microbiology

Application deadline 2024-05-13

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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We are looking for a PhD student in Medical Science with an orientation towards Molecular Biology and a special interest in bacteriology and cell wall biology. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years to start June 1 st or as agreed. The PhD student will participate in activities provided by the Department of Molecular Biology, the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), and the Umeå Centrum for Microbial Research... Read more

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  • Department Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
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The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS, is the Swedish node for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our mission is to promote research excellence in infection medicine and to foster the careers of the next generation of researchers in this field. Through our partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and a strong network of Nordic partners, we connect Swedish science to an expanding family of European research centres for molecular... Read more

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  • Department Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
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The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS, is the Swedish node for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our mission is to promote research excellence in infection medicine and to foster the careers of the next generation of researchers in this field. Through our partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and a strong network of Nordic partners, we connect Swedish science to an expanding family of European research centres for molecular... Read more

PhD position in plant science with a focus on small proteins

Application deadline 2024-05-15

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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PhD position in plant science with a focus on small proteins 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 summer/autumn 2024 or according to agreement.  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, computationa... Read more

Postdoctoral position in pediatrics

Application deadline 2024-05-15

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Department of Clinical Sciences
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The Department of Clinical Sciences is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in pediatrics with a focus on nutrition, neurological development, and neonatology. The position is full-time for two years, starting on 19 August 2024 or according to agreement. The application deadline is 2024-05-15.   Project description The research work will be conducted within the N4 Research Group (www.n4researchgroup.se; https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/n4-research-group/); a very active research... Read more

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  • Department Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
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The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics conducts research and teaching at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to departmental grants for research and education, the department's research groups have a large number of national and international research projects with external funding. We are an international research department with employees from many different countries. The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a... Read more

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  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics seeks up to two postdoctoral researchers who will work in the Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence group under the supervision of Alp Yurtsever. The employment is full-time for two years starting from October 1st 2024, or by agreement. Apply latest 17 May 2024. Project description and working tasks The connection between optimization and machine learning is at the heart of many recent breakthroughs in artificial... Read more

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  • Department Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics
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The department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in Economics with a focus on environmental economics in general and bioenergy, energy transition and the effects on Swedish industry in particular. The position is based on external research funding and is full-time for 24 months. The position includes 20% teaching and 80% research based on funding via the Bio4energy program. Apply May 20, 2024, at the latest. Starting... Read more

Associate Professor in Modelling plant stress responses

Application deadline 2024-05-22

  • Type of employment Permanent position
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  • Department Department of Plant Physiology
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IceLab and Umeå Plant Science Centre  Umeå University's interdisciplinary research hub, IceLab (Integrated Science Lab, www.icelab.se), has been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council to establish a center of excellence: Center for modeling adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress. At IceLab, we foster multidisciplinary collaborations – focusing on innovative research that integrates theoretical, computational, and empirical work. Umeå Plant Science Centre, UPSC, is one of... Read more

PhD-student in medical sciences, Biomedical Engineering

Application deadline 2024-05-31

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för diagnostik och intervention
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The Department of Diagnostics and Intervention at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a doctoral student in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, focusing on motion analysis and motor control in relation to treatment of a neurological disorder (essential tremor). The employment period is four years and refers to full-time starting 2024-09-01 or as agreed. If admitted to postgraduate education, you will take part of the faculty postgraduate education program at the Faculty of Medicine. The... Read more

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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry is opening a PhD position in Chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. The thesis project will focus on characterizing protein glycosylation in a major group of species of the human microbiome. The position is for four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is May 31, 2024. Expected starting date is beginning of September/2024 or by agreement.   Project description and tasks The species... Read more

Umeå University seeks a new Vice-Chancellor

Application deadline 2024-05-31

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  • Department University Management
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We are seeking an experienced academic leader with a clear, inclusive and communicative leadership style who can lead development to reinforce the University’s position and competitiveness, both nationally and internationally. The Vice-Chancellor will be a confidence-inspiring representative of Umeå University, and will work actively and successfully to strengthen the University within education, research and collaboration. Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education... Read more

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  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry is opening a PhD position in Chemistry with a specialization in structural biology. The thesis project will focus on assembly mechanisms of human pathogenic viruses. The project involves training in state-of-the-art cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) data collection and processing. The PhD student will also learn how to prepare challenging samples and characterize these with biochemical, biophysical, and functional assays. The position is for four years of... Read more

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  • Department Department of Medical Biosciences
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Pathology with a Focus on Cancer Research, Primarily Metastatic Prostate Cancer The Department of Medical Biosciences is seeking a motivated and scientifically driven postdoctoral researcher in pathology for translational studies related to aggressive prostate cancer. The appointment aims to further scientific qualifications after obtaining a doctoral degree and is limited to two (2) years with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The department is a... Read more

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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 Jun 10, 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

PhD Student in Medical Science

Application deadline 2024-06-30

  • Type of employment Temporary position
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  • Department Institutionen för diagnostik och intervention
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The Department of Diagnostics and Intervention announces a doctoral position in medical science with a focus on the development of new techniques for rehabilitation and functional impairments of injuries to the upper extremity supported by machine learning and neural networks. The position is an initiative within the framework of the research initiative "Learning and brain plasticity throughout the life span", which is one of Umeå University's prioritized research areas. The employment period... Read more