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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

2018-02-08
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

2018-01-24
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

2018-01-08
Postdoc researcher, Data Science, Machine Learning for Autonomous Systems
  • Probationary period
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in Context Based Machine Learning for Autonomous Systems, including Artificial Intelligence methods for explaining and justification of learned behavior. The last date for application is 2018-01-08 . The recruited postdoc will be part of the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP, http://wasp-sweden.org/) ). The WASP progra... Read more

2018-01-08
PhD Student Position in Computer Science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic: Context Based Justification of Actions and Recommendations of Autonomous Systems Umeå University, the department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on allowing “blackbox” artificial intelligence methods (such as various Machine Learning methods, including Neural Networks) to justify their actions and recommendations to users, as well as to perform rationality and performance analysis of autonomous... Read more

2018-01-08
Professor in Educational Measurement
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för tillämpad utbildningsvetenskap
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Professor in Educational Measurement The Department of Applied Educational Science seeks a Professor in Educational Measurement. The subject area of behavioural science and educational measurement includes knowledge concerning the developing and evaluating of methods, instruments, theories and systems in order to describe and understand individuals’ and groups’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and perceptions. The research profile of the field is oriented towards large-scale measurement in... Read more

2018-01-08
PhD Student Position in Computer Science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic : Context Based Machine Learning for Autonomous Systems Umeå University, the department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on machine learning methods for autonomously learning optimal or “sufficiently good” actions to take in different contexts. The need to be able to act in rational ways in different contexts is particularly relevant in mobile applications, such as autonomous cars. However, context... Read more

2018-01-03
Postdoc position: Role of mitochondrial DNA deletion formation.
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för medicinsk kemi och biofysik
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Post-doc Position (1 years) Role of mitochondrial DNA deletion formation in Parkinson’s disease . at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Mitochondria are organelles that produce cellular energy in the form of ATP. The mitochondrion is a unique organelle, since it contains many copies of a double-stranded circular DNA genome (mtDNA) that is separated from the other 23 chromosomes by the mitochondrial double membrane. MtDNA encodes 13 proteins that are indispensable for... Read more

2017-12-31
PhD Position in Experimental Physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application! The Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in experimental physics for a project aimed at relativistic electron acceleration from nanotargets. Application... Read more

2017-12-31
1-2 positions as Senior Lecturer on artistic foundation in Design
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 25-50 %
  • Designhögskolan
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Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University is now looking for one or two Senior Lecturers, on artistic foundation, in design with specialization towards user centered design. The employments are substitute positions on part-time (25-50 %), for the period of January to June 2018. The last day to apply is 2017-12-31. Assignment The employment as substitute Senior Lecturer includes teaching and tutoring within basic and advanced level education: single subject courses, the Bachelor Programme in... Read more

2017-12-18
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. Apply before 2017-12-18. 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 complex... Read more

2017-12-17
1-2 Postdoctoral positions (2 years) in Science Education
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för naturvetenskapernas och matematikens didaktik
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1-2 Postdoctoral positions The Department of Science and Matematics Education, Umeå University advertises 1-2 Postdoctoral positions within Science Education. Submission date, 2017-12-17 Research area At Umeå University, research in science education and technology education is organized within the research group UmSER (Umeå Science Education Research environment). In UmSER, research projects are conducted in an array of educational areas. The research aims at increasing knowledge about the... Read more