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2019-01-31
Postdoctoral position in computational biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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Postdoctoral position in computational biology : Decoding plant stress responses with network science methods The Department of Physics is looking for an exceptional Postdoc to join our interdisciplinary group at Integrated Science Lab, IceLab, where we work on solving life science problems with tools from physics, mathematics, and computer science. This two-year full-time position is part of a large multidisciplinary 5-year project that also includes researchers at the Chemical Biological... Read more

2019-01-04
Postdoc in Theology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Theology (with any of the focus areas: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Historical or Practical Theology). The employment period is two years full-time (100%). Job description The postdoc is expected to conduct independent theological research. In addition to research, part of the job consists in contributing to the research environment by actively... Read more

2018-12-31
Postdoctoral researcher position (2 years), in Artificial Intelligence
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (www.cs.umu.se) is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in Artificial Intelligence with focus on engineering methods to develop AI systems responsibly, for the European project AI4EU (H2020-ICT26-2018). The position is within the newly started Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence group at Umeå University. The Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence group conducts research into AI systems that meet their... Read more

2018-12-17
PhD position in Chemistry within Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School and the Department of Chemistry are recruiting a doctoral student in chemistry within a collaboration project with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). Last day to apply is December 17, 2018. Removal of pollutants by photosynthetic microorganisms and their biomass valorization for biofuel production Project description The project is based on a collaboration between Umeå University (UmU) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research... Read more

2018-12-14
Postdoctoral position in gene regulation in obesity related liver cancer
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå centrum för molekylär medicin (UCMM)
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Description Postdoctoral position at UCMM - Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicin concerning: Gene regulation in obesity related liver cancer (full-time employment for two years) in Andreas Hörnblad's research group. The focus of the research group is on gene regulation and the function of the noncoding genome in metabolic diseases and during embryonic development. We use genetic mouse models in combination with next generation sequencing techniques and high-throughput genome editing to study the... Read more

2018-12-14
Senior Research Engineer, Kamflet-Taft parameters Eutectics/ Ionic Liquids
  • 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 with specialization in the determination of Kamflet-Taft parameters for switchable ionic liquids and deep eutectics applied in various applications ranging from the fractionation of lignocellulose and synthesis of chemicals. The employment is full-time and limited to two years. The last day to apply is 2018-12-14. Project description We offer now a senior research engineer position within the project aiming at... Read more

2018-12-13
Senior lecturers in Statistics
  • Permanent position
  • 100
  • Statistik
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Senior lecturers in Statistics The department of Statistics at the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is recruiting one or more full-time senior university lecturers in Statistics. It is important to have a strong engagement in research and education. Responsibilities The position involves teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in statistics. The position also includes research to an extent determined by available resources. Therefore, you are expected to apply for... Read more

2018-12-12
Postdoctoral researcher in economic geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography and Economic History seeks applications for an open postdoc position. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project Occupations and regional economic transformation: Quantifying the evolution of workforce interdependence across regions financed by the Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg foundation. The employment contract starts in March 2019 (unless agreed otherwise) for the duration of two years. The postdoctoral project provides evidence on how... Read more

2018-12-12
Senior research assistant in economic geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography and Economic History seeks applications for an open position as research assistant. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the inter-disciplinary project When and where is it possible for young workers to escape low-wage jobs? financed by the Swedish Research Council. The employment starts in February 2019 (unless agreed otherwise) for the duration of 1 year. The project provides evidence on the role of firm- and region-specific factors for wage... Read more

2018-12-07
PhD studentship
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för medicinsk kemi och biofysik
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PhD studentship in medical sciences with focus on medical biochemistry/medical biophysics The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University is looking for a PhD student for structural and functional studies of horizontal gene transfer via Type 4 Secretion Systems. PhD project Our research group studies the structural and functional mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer between bacteria via Type 4 Secretion Systems (T4SS). The rapid increase of multi-resistant bacteria ... Read more

2018-12-06
Research Engineer
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science are searching for a Research Engineer. The employment is on 100% and is a fixed term employment for six months. Starting date is 2018-12-20 or according to agreement. The employment will be divided between Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) and Integrated Science Lab (IceLab). We welcome your application on 2018-12-06 at the latest. Job description The overall goal is to develop tools for the effective implementation of technology in... Read more

2018-12-05
Senior university lecturer in Religious Studies: Religious Education with a focus on Islamic Studies
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is seeking a senior university lecturer in Religious Studies: Religious Education with a focus on Islamic Studies. The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities conducts education and research in the fields of Archaeology, Philosophy, History, History of Ideas, Religious Studies and Theology. Religious studies and theology offers study programmes and degrees at... Read more

2018-12-03
PhD student in Computational Science - Effects of chemicals on human health
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are looking for a doctoral candidate with a master's degree or degree of master of science in engineering in mathematical statistics, computer science or equivalent and a particular interest in chemicals and human health. You will work in a large network of European researchers in projects aimed at developing models and systems for identifying hormone disrupting chemicals. Our specific task is to develop statistical models to predict biological effects as well as the levels and distributio... Read more

2018-11-30
Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Sociologiska institutionen
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The Department of Sociology seeks applications for a postdoc position. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project "When and where is it possible for young workers to escape from low-wage jobs? The role of the organizational and regional context for upward wage mobility" financed by the Swedish Research Council. The postdoctoral project provides evidence on the role of the firm-specific factors for wage dynamics among young people. Specifically, it contributes to researc... Read more

2018-11-30
Template - Professor or senior lecturer
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för kirurgisk och perioperativ vetenskap, Sunderbyn
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Work description Qualifications Evaluation criteria Assessment and weighting of evaluation criteria Application Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ You apply via our e-recruitment system which is accessed via the application button below. Once the application is received, you will receive a reply. We look forward to... Read more

2018-11-29
Professor of Education
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Pedagogiska institutionen
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Professor of Education Responsibilities The position of Professor involves leading research and developing the research environment at the Department by conducting one’s own research and teaching and supervising first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle students. As a Professor, you will be expected to build further upon and develop the local, national and international research projects being conducted at the Department. Responsibilities will also include helping to inform about the... Read more

2018-11-28
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 an outstanding 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 Colorado, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, and Shandong University, Weihai. Application deadline is 2018-11-28. Project description The aim of the project... Read more

2018-11-26
Template - Professor or senior lecturer
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för kirurgisk och perioperativ vetenskap, Sunderbyn
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Work description Qualifications Evaluation criteria Assessment and weighting of evaluation criteria Application Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ You apply via our e-recruitment system which is accessed via the application button below. Once the application is received, you will receive a reply. We look forward to... Read more

2018-11-25
Senior Research Assistant
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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The department of Integrative Medical Biology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University, seeks a Senior research assistant 100% within a research project studying cellular internalisation of fatty acids and how the lipid composition of the cell surface influences caveolae. Project description: The position involves work with biophysical, biochemical and cell biology techniques. The main focus of the project is to biochemically modify the composition of the cell surface and then to analyse how the... Read more

2018-11-23
Postdoctoral researcher in Psychology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för psykologi
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The Department of Psychology offers active and creative research- and educational environments for both employees and students. Further information regarding the Department of psychology can be found at our homepage www.psy.umu.se We now seek to appoint a full-time postdoctoral researcher situated at the Department of Psychology. The employment is financed for a fixed-term of two years by research funding: The position may include teaching with a maximum of 20 %. Project Description The work... Read more

2018-11-22
Postdoctoral researcher
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Sociologiska institutionen
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We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) with a focus on prejudice. The 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. Research within the department covers a variety of areas, where one of the prominent fields is research on prejudice. The postdoctoral project focuses on research questions relating to the following themes: Development of... Read more

2018-11-19
Senior Research Engineer in Mathematical Statistics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applicants for a position as senior research engineer in mathematical statistics with focus on development of inferential methods for functional data with application to movement data and brain activity. The position is limited to two years. Apply latest November 19 2018. Work description The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research environment, including both theoretical and applied projects. The theoretical... Read more

2018-11-19
Template - Professor or senior lecturer
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100 %
  • Immunologi
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Work description Qualifications Evaluation criteria Assessment and weighting of evaluation criteria Application Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ You apply via our e-recruitment system which is accessed via the application button below. Once the application is received, you will receive a reply. We look forward to... Read more

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