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2019-08-30
PhD Position in Applied Mathematical Analysis
  • 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 opening a PhD position in mathematics with focus on analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimization. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Apply latest 30 August 2019.   Project description and tasks Many problems in nature, e.g., in fluid dynamics, heat conduction, optimization and mechanics, motivate a deeper mathematical understanding of partia... Read more

2019-08-12
Postdoctoral fellow in molecular colorectal cancer epidemiology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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We welcome applications for postdoctoral studies in integrative molecular epidemiology (colorectal cancer) at the Department of radiation sciences, Umeå University. The position is for two years, starting in autumn 2019, or upon other agreement. Project description: The research project aims to identify, distinguish between, and validate risk-predictive and diagnostic biomarkers of colorectal cancer. Combining blood-based biomarkers with refined risk profiling could allow more personalized... Read more

2019-08-09
PhD, Political Science, focus on political parties in democratic challenges
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science is recruiting a PhD Candidate for a position focusing on political parties in democratic challenges. The start date for the position is October 1 2019 or by agreement. Political parties are key actors in democratic states. The challenges that parties face is a topic that unites researchers within several of the department's research profiles, which opens up many research avenues. For example, thesis projects can be designed to focus on the national, regiona... Read more

2019-08-09
PhD Position in Political Science, focus on representative democracy
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science is recruiting a PhD Candidate to a position focusing on representative democracy. The start date for the position is October 1 2019 or by agreement. This PhD position is part of one of the department’s five research profiles: Representative democracy and its challenges. The researchers within this profile focus on central representative institutions and actors in Sweden and Europe. One key issue is: How does representative democracy at the national and... Read more

2019-08-07
Postdoctoral researcher in human geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography seeks applications for an open postdoc position. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project “Money makes the world go round? Geographical perspectives on downshifting and voluntary simplicity as sustainable ways of life”, financed by the Swedish research council FORMAS. The project and duties The postdoctoral project focuses on individual, municipal and spatial issues through case studies in Sweden, at least one of which will be conducted in... Read more

2019-08-05
PhD-position in Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are now recruiting a PhD student to a project where we study translocation of bacterial proteins, especially in Gram-negative bacteria. The main techniques that we use are structural biology in combination with biochemical methods. The applicant should have experience in biochemistry research and be interested in structural biology. Application deadline is 5 August 2019. Description The project involves research on bacterial proteins using structural biology approaches. In particular, the... Read more

2019-07-01
PhD position in Ecosystem Ecology - Terrestrial-aquatic interactions in boreal landscapes
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • 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 stream and riparian ecology. The expected starting date for the PhD position is Sept 01, 2019 or according to agreement. Application deadline is July 1, 2019. Project description Terrestrial ecosystems regulate the timing and magnitude of energy and nutrient supply to streams and lakes. However, in boreal landscapes, the belowground processes that control these interactions a... Read more

2019-06-30
Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program Postdoctoral Position
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program Postdoctoral Position Research topic: Software Engineering Methods for Responsible Artificial Intelligence Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) Postdoc position in Computer Science with focus on social aware AI. Deadline for application is June 30, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representi... Read more

2019-06-30
PhD student position in Plant Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) is one of Europe's strongest research environment for basic plant research (www.upsc.se). The PhD student is going to be placed at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, which is part of UPSC. Our common goal is to understand the adaptability of plants and acclimatization to a changing environment. We are now looking for a PhD student fellow. Apply before 2019-06-30. Project description In contrast to animals, plants can form new organs throughou... Read more

2019-06-20
PhD student position in Machine-Learning-Enabled Embedded Control Systems
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Elektronik- och datorteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in energy technology, laser spectroscopy, medical technology, electronics, and system engineering. For more information see www.tfe.umu.se/forskning/.   We offer a PhD student position in Applied electronics with focus on Machine-Learning-Enabled Embedded Control Systems. Apply by 2019-06-06 at the latest. Description of the PhD-Project An Embedded Control System feature closed-loop,... Read more

2019-06-17
Full Stack Developer
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Avdelningen för hållbar hälsa
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The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, unit of Sustainable Health is seeking an enthusiastic, highly skilled and innovative full stack developer to contribute to a fast-paced Medtech engineering project in connected health. You’ll be working in agile development teams in an energetic environment. In this role, you will be adding features and functionality in addition to supporting public health applications.  Key Responsibilities: Collaboratively working to deliver high-qualit... Read more

2019-06-17
First research engineer within correlative light- and electron-microscopy
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) and Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU) are two research infrastructures at Umeå University providing state-of-the-art microscopes and equipment including STORM, Cryo-EM, Spinning disk and Dual Beam-SEM. Together, the facilities form one of the nodes in the VR-funded National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI). The node in Umeå is specialized in combinations of light- and electron microscopy, so-called correlative microscopy. The NMI node in... Read more

2019-06-15
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. 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 June 15 2019. Project description A pivotal event for the evolution of life on earth was the endosymbiotic event in which two previously independent cells merged to give rise to what we now call mitochondria and eukaryotes.... Read more

2019-06-14
Doctoral student in infection modeling
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Heltid
  • Avdelningen för hållbar hälsa
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World-leading research in international and interdisciplinary context The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine and its Section of Sustainable Health are looking for a doctoral student with a focus on mathematical modeling of infection spread for mosquito-borne virus diseases in relation to the environment, climate change and social systems. The section of Sustainable Health conducts world-leading research in the cross-section of the area climate, environment and infectious diseas... Read more

2019-06-10
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Metabolomics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology 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. We are looking for a post doctor for employment at The Department of Molecular Biology. It is a temporary position for two years on fulltime. Planned start date is  September 1, 2019 or as agreed. Last day to apply is June 10, 2019. Project description and work tasks Metabolomics, the... Read more

2019-06-05
PhD position in Ecology or Computational Science-modelling lake ecosystems
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University invites applications for a PhD position developing dynamical models for the study of environmental and biotic impacts on northern lake ecosystems. The position will start on September 1st, 2019, but this can be negotiated. Application deadline is June 5th 2019. Project description Northern lakes are sensitive to (1) increasing terrestrial inputs of colored dissolved organic matter (‘browning’, which reduces photosynthetic... Read more

2019-06-05
PhD student in Plant cell and molecular biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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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, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). We are now looking for a PhD student  to the Department of Plant physiology which is part of UPSC.  Application deadline is 2019-06-05.  Project description We are looking for a PhD student who will study... Read more

2019-06-04
Project assistant
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a project assistant or research engineer for the department of ecology and environmental science at Umeå University. The employment is on fulltime for 12 months. The employment is expected to start on July 1st 2019, or according to agreement. The deadline for application is June 4th 2019.  Project description We perform research on microbial geoecology and environmental biotechnology, where the purpose is to explore screen for novel microbes in plants and pollinating insect... Read more

2019-06-04
Project assistant
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a project assistant for the department of ecology and environmental science at Umeå University. The employment is on fulltime for 12 months. The employment is expected to start on July 1st 2019, or according to agreement. The deadline for application is June 4th 2019.   Project description We perform research on microbial geoecology and astrobiology, where the purpose is to explore the role of microbes for plants and pollinating insects and how their presence may affect the... Read more

2019-06-03
PhD student position in chemistry with focus on biophysical chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are seeking a PhD student in chemistry that will be part of a research team focused on understanding membrane protein transport using experimental techniques such as time-resolved X-ray scattering and biochemical assays, as well as computer simulation. Application deadline is 2019-06-03. Project description Biological membranes contain proteins that are necessary for all forms of Life – not least human beings. Development of structural characterization methods during the last 20 years has... Read more

2019-06-03
PhD student position in Medical Science specializing in biomedical engineering
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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The Department of Radiation Sciences at Umeå University, together with the biomedical engineering department at Umeå Hospital, announces a PhD position in biomedical engineering focusing on new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to study the aging brain. Project Description The aim of the project is to develop and utilize new MRI methods to examine how impaired arterial function and altered hemodynamics contributes to the aging of the brain. The project will be mostly based on flow... Read more

2019-06-02
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Magnetospheric 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 postdoctoral position in magnetospheric physics. This is a full-time (100%) position for two years. Starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement. The postdoctoral project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Leicester UK, Danish Technical University Copenhagen and the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington USA. Application... Read more

2019-06-01
Postdoc position
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Avdelningen för virologi
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Postdoctoral position in Virology The  Department of Clinical Microbiology , Umeå University, is looking for a research associate (postdoc) on a 2 year position. The associate will be active in a research project aiming at elucidating the influence of APOE genotype on herpes simplex virus infection with the long term goal of better understanding how herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Research Topic APOE genotype has been propos... Read more

2019-05-31
PhD student in Molecular Plant Physiology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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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, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). Our common goal is to understand the plants ability to adapt and acclimate to a changing world. A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science... Read more

2019-05-31
Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program PhD Student Position
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program PhD Student Position Research topic: Computational models for socially aware AI 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 social aware AI. Deadline for application is May 31, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representing more than 20 countrie... Read more

2019-05-31
PhD position in Plant Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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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, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. Application deadline is 2019-05-31. Project description We are seeking for a PhD student t... Read more

2019-05-31
Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program PhD Student Position
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Program PhD Student Position Research topic: An agent-based social simulation platform for socially aware AI 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 social aware AI. Deadline for application is May 31, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representing... Read more

2019-05-30
Senior research assistant in geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography at the Social Science Faculty seeks applications for a position as a senior research assistant to work with GIS in a collaboration with HumLab. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the inter-disciplinary research project: CLIMTOUR: Operational climate service for European tourism operators financed by EU (ECMWF).  The work will be focused on the development of GIS applications within the framework of various research projects conducted at Humlab... Read more

2019-05-27
Senior Research Engineer in toxicokinetics and computational chemistry
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are looking for a senior research engineer for projects within the areas of toxicokinetics, pharmacokinetics, or computational chemistry and a special interest in chemicals and human health. You will work in a large network of scientists in a project aimed at developing models and systems for studying combination effects of chemicals and identifying endocrine disruptors. Our specific task is to develop models to be able to predict biological effects and estimate levels and distribution of... Read more

2019-05-24
Full Professor of Radiology combined with clinical employment as Senior Consultant Radiologist
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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We are looking for someone eager to participate in the development of our high-performing and dynamic research environment at the Department of Radiation Sciences. We are offering an attractive start-up package, access to advanced research infrastructure and collaboration partners in the form of established groups in related fields.   Information about the appointment We are seeking to appoint a full professor of radiology at the Department of Radiation Sciences. The department’s areas of... Read more

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