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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2018-03-01
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in machine learning and network science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for an exceptional Postdoc to join our interdisciplinary group at Integrated Science Lab, IceLab. This is a two-year full-time position. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. IceLab IceLab is a physical hub for interdisciplinary research hosted by the departments of Ecology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and Physics. We are about 20 researchers with different backgrounds. Together we work on solving life science proble... Read more

2018-02-15
Senior University Lecturer in plant cell and molecular biology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is an internationally recognized centre within the area of experimental plant biology. At UPSC, research on plant cell and molecular biology, in particular on forest trees, is a focus area. We develop aspen/hybrid aspen and spruce as model systems, but a lot of the research uses Arabidopsis as model system. The Department of Plant physiology is looking for a Senior University Lecturer in this area. Last day to apply is 2018-02-15. Description of the position T... Read more

2018-02-09
PhD-student position in Medical Sciences with a research profile in oncology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Onkologi
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Umeå University provides a creative environment for studies and research. We offer attractive education, world-class research and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. Choose us, you too. This announced position is placed at the Department of Radiation Sciences and also connected to the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University. WCMM in Umeå is part of a national plan fo... Read more

2018-02-09
Research assistant in cognitive neuroscience
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description: We are announcing a research assistant position in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI, www.ufbi.umu.se). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The current position is in Researcher Johan Eriksson’s research Group. The term “consciousness” has several... Read more

2018-02-08
Professor of Food and Nutrition with a specialisation in Food Sociology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för kostvetenskap
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Professor of Food and Nutrition with a specialisation in Food Sociology The Department of Food and Nutrition is advertising for a Professor of Food and Nutrition with a specialisation in Food Sociology. Tasks The specialisation covers sociological studies in the field of food and meals. The post requires the professor to manage research activities and develop the research environment at the Department by conducting research, and teaching and supervising doctoral students. The professor should... Read more

2018-02-04
Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor in infection biology within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Wallenberg centrum för molekylär medicin
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Project description The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University has been established as part of a national agenda with the goal of regaining a leading position for Sweden within medical research. The Centre is a collaboration between Knut and Alice Wallenberg’s Foundation, Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council, the Kempe Foundations and the Cancer Foundation for Northern Sweden. In this call, the Centre is looking for up to two outstanding researchers –... Read more

2018-02-04
Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor in cancer research within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Wallenberg centrum för molekylär medicin
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Project description The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University has been established as part of a national agenda with the goal of regaining a leading position for Sweden within medical research. The Centre is a collaboration between Knut and Alice Wallenberg’s Foundation, Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council, the Kempe Foundations and the Cancer Foundation for Northern Sweden. In this call, the Centre is looking for up to two outstanding researchers –... Read more

2018-01-31
Senior Research Assistant in Archaebotany
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Environmental Archaeology Lab, at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, is looking for an exceptional archaeobotanist to join our internationally acclaimed research and consultancy group. This position is part of a research infrastructure investment by Umeå University, and connected to an increasing demand for the high quality analysis of plant macrofossils from archaeological excavations. It is a permanent position, full time, with 6 months trial period. The... Read more

2018-01-24
University lecturer in infection biology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Research at the Department of Molecular Biology includes several molecular biology areas such as microbiology, infection biology, cell biology, tumor biology and tissue biology as well as genetic model organisms. Work tasks The work includes to conduct independent research, PhD level education as well as undergraduate teaching in experimental and mechanistic infection biology with a focus on physiological/genetic medical bacteriology at the Department of Molecular Biology. Other tasks may als... Read more

2018-01-22
Senior Research Engineer - CO2 in switchable ionic liquid amine hybrids
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry is now offering a senior research engineer position within the project aiming at developing the concept of hybrid sorbents/solvents based on ionic liquids and amines for enzyme assisted CO2 absorption. The employment is full-time and limited to two years. The last day to apply is 2018-01-22. Project description The project will encompass development, synthesis and characterization of relevant ionic liquids as well as deep eutectics as mixtures with amines for CO2... Read more

2018-01-22
Postdoctoral researcher with a focus on empathy, intergroup attitudes and friendships
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för psykologi
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Umeå University is hiring a postdoctoral researcher with a focus on empathy, intergroup attitudes and friendships. The 100% position can be placed in the department of psychology or sociology according to the candidate’s preference. The Faculty of Social Sciences hosts undergraduate and postgraduate programs. R esearch within the departments covers a variety of areas, where one of the fields is research on prejudice, intergroup friendships and development of personality. The postdoctoral... Read more