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2022-03-20
Professor in Physiology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Tasks The tasks include research and development work in Physiology. The Professor is expected to lead research and scientifically represent his/her subject. This includes leading staff and operative activity. The Professor is also expected to attract external research grants in competition and fund the development and running costs of his/her own research group. The tasks also include teaching/ supervision and examination in the subject area Physiology in education at undergraduate and... Read more

2022-03-14
Professor of human geography
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Geografi
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The Department of Geography at Umeå University has about 40 employees and extensive research activities are conducted in the subject of human geography. The research at the department is characterized by a great diversity, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Some central research themes are labor supply, tourism, local and regional development, regional migration, international migration, second home tourism, rural conditions, urban dynamics and climate... Read more

2022-03-11
PhD position in Mathematics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is advertising a PhD position in Mathematics. The position is fully funded for four years of doctoral studies. The deadline for application is March 11, 2022.   Project description and tasks The successful applicant will study problems in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, as part of Dr Victor Falgas-Ravry’s project Extremal problems for multicoloured graphs and locally dependent percolation , funded by the... Read more

2022-03-11
Postdoctoral position in pupillary dynamics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå centrum för molekylär medicin (UCMM)
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This appointment is a part of a strategic initiative from the Faculty of Medicine and aims to stimulate innovative and interdisciplinary research. The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years and aims to study the pupillary light reflex (PLR) in relation to intraocular pressure (IOP) and open angle glaucoma. The application deadline is 11 march 2022. The postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Lena Gunhaga at Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM)... Read more

2022-03-07
Postdoc position in digital companions as social actors
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The research group Intelligent Interactive Systems at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on digital companions as social actors. Deadline for application is March 7, 2022. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We conduct education and research on a broad range of topics in Computing... Read more

2022-02-28
Postdoc positions in Political Science, focusing on political parties and governments
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science offers postdoc positions focusing on political parties and governments. The positions will be placed at the Department of Political Science at Umeå University. Starting date June 1 2022 or by agreement. The employment The position is a full-time employment on a fixed term of two years and includes own research. Teaching and supervision at the undergraduate/advanced level can amount to a maximum of 20% of full-time. The employment as a postdoctoral fellow... Read more

2022-02-28
Postdoc in Molecular Medicine
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för medicin
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The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The position is full time and for a period of two years, starting as soon as possible or by appointment. PROJECT DESCRIPTION This project aims to unravel underlying mechanisms of type 2 diabetes development and remission. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been considered a permanent disease that deteriorates over time. There is now ample evidence to support that T2D remission is possible and associated wit... Read more

2022-02-28
Professor in Computing Science with a focus on Automated Software Engineering
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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We are recruiting a full professor in Computing Science with a focus on Automated Software Engineering. The position comes with a substantial recruitment package from the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). Welcome with your application, no later than February 28, 2022. Background The Department of Computing Science seeks to broaden its competence to the area of Automated Software Engineering by recruiting a full professor. The position comes with a substantial... Read more

2022-02-28
Professor in plant biology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) and the Department of plant physiology seeks a professor for research, and to a minor part also teaching, in plant biology. The position is permanent on full time, start 1/7 2022 (or later) and excellent research in the area is required. Welcome with your application no later than 28 February 2022. Background At the Department of plant physiology and UPSC the research deals with various aspects of plant physiology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and... Read more

2022-02-28
Associate professor in plant biology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)  and the Department of plant physiology seeks a Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer for research, and to a minor part also teaching, in plant biology. The position is permanent on full time, start 1/7 2022 (or later) and excellent research in the area is required. Welcome with your application no later than 28 February 2022. Background At the Department of plant physiology and UPSC the research deals with various aspects of plant physiology, cell and molecular... Read more

2022-02-28
Ph.D. Student position in Chemistry with focus on Molecular Geochemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are looking for you who has a master's degree in chemistry, or geochemistry, or equivalent qualifications, and particular fascination and skill sets for advancing knowledge of molecular-level processes involving inorganic geomaterials. Application deadline is February 28, 2022 .   Tasks This Ph.D. project is on the chemistry of nanometric water and ice films on minerals, and is funded by the Swedish Research Council. You will explore the rich photo- and electrochemistry hosted in these... Read more

2022-02-28
Associate professor in Ecology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science currently has 140 employees. The department's main duties are undergraduate education, research and collaboration with the surrounding society. The research is conducted in the subject areas ecology, environmental sciences, and earth science. In total, the department is responsible for 320 full-time students in undergraduate education in biology, ecology, earth science, environmental science and environmental health. We are now inviting... Read more

2022-02-28
Two Post docs (2 years) within Distributed Systems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science seeks two post docs who will work with research on distributed systems. The employments are full-time for two years with access by agreement. Department of Computing science 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 two post docs in Distributed Systems. The department has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an... Read more

2022-02-18
PhD position in plant science with a focus on computational biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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The Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position in plant science with a focus on computational biology. The expected starting date is spring 2022 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, computational biology, genetics, physiology... Read more

2022-02-15
Up to five tenure-track positions as Assistant professor
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet gemensamt
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Welcome to apply to become one of our new Assistant Professors! With this faculty joint venture, with a six-year appointment we want to give junior researchers the opportunity to develop a long-term research activity and to qualify for promotion to an Associate Professorship (Senior Lecturer). Welcome with your application! Description of the employment The persons we seek will conduct research and contribute to the continued development of the research environment in their respective field.... Read more

2022-02-15
Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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The Department of Radiation Sciences is, in terms of research, a dynamic and internationally successful environment in diagnostic radiology, oncology, cognitive neuro-science, radiation physics and bio-medical engineering. The department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University. The Department of Radiation Sciences welcome applications for postdoctoral studies in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The position is for two years full-time, starting April 1 2022 or by agreemen... Read more

2022-02-15
Call for applications 1 – appointment as recognised or distinguished university teacher according to Umeå university’s model for acquisition of educational qualification (Faculty of social sciences)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet
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In 2013 Umeå University introduced a model for acquisition of educational qualification. The aim of the model is to contribute to continuous quality improvement in education by stimulating teachers to develop high educational competence and to stimulate departments to create environments that promote educational development. The model has two levels: recognised university teacher and distinguished university teacher. Applications for distinguished university teacher may only be submitted by... Read more

2022-02-14
PhD position in ecology with focus on remote sensing of arctic terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a PhD position in ecology, with focus on remote sensing of arctic terrestrial ecosystems. The position is one of three PhD positions within a project on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic ecosystems from molecular to landscape scales, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko and Umeå University, Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement.... Read more

2022-02-14
Postdoctoral position-methylmercury formation in oxygen deficient seas
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry is hiring a biogeochemistry postdoc for a research project on the formation of methylmercury in oxygen deficient coastal seas. The employment is full-time for two years with starting date 1st of May 2022, or by agreement.   Project description and working tasks You will be part of a team studying processes for the formation of methylmercury in oxygen deficient coastal environments with a focus on how microbial community composition, chemical speciation of mercury a... Read more

2022-02-14
PhD position in ecology with focus on carbon cycling in arctic terrestrial ecosystems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap, Abisko
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a PhD position in ecology, with focus on carbon cycling in arctic terrestrial ecosystems. The position isone of three P hD positions within a project on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic ecosystems from molecular to landscape scales, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko and Umeå University, Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement.... Read more

2022-02-14
PhD position in ecology with focus on plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic ecosystems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap, Abisko
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a PhD position in ecology, with focus on plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic ecosystems. The position is one of three PhD positions within a project on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic ecosystems from molecular to landscape scales, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko and Umeå University, Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement.... Read more

2022-02-11
Postdoctoral fellow in pathology and imaging
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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The Department of Radiation Sciences is, in terms of research, a dynamic and internationally successful environment in diagnostic radiology, oncology, cognitive neuro-science, radiation physics and bio-medical engineering. The department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University. The Department of Radiation Sciences welcome applications for postdoctoral studies in molecular pathology and imaging. The position is for two years full-time, starting May 1, 2022 or by agreement. P roje... Read more

2022-02-07
Associate professor in Molecular Animal Physiology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular biology is looking for an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in the field of molecular animal physiology. The applicant will conduct independent research, actively participate in postgraduate education and teach in the subject area. We welcome your application no later than February 7, 2022. Duties The employment assignments relate to research and teaching in the field of molecular physiology. The applicant shall conduct independent research and education at the... Read more

2022-02-07
The project has no title
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering
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Background and description of work tasks Rapid digital transformation offers a unique opportunity to turn population ageing into a pathway for growth. Through smart uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet, new possibilities open for active, healthy and productive ageing − possibilities that present many opportunities on the personal, familial, and societal levels. We are conducting interdisciplinary clinical and implementation research for scaling up and... Read more

2022-02-04
PhD student position in Medical Science, Physiotherapy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för fysioterapi
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The PhD project Our research group studies human movement behaviour, particularly following disease or injury. The present position concerns a project that addresses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury related to consequences and movement control of persons with injury in comparison to individuals with healthy knees. The focus is on human motion analysis using laboratory-based methodology (kinematics, kinetics and electromyographic recordings) as well as brain imaging. The project also... Read more

2022-02-03
Medfak läraranställningar med sakkunniggranskning- 201130
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för odontologi
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Tasks Qualification requirements Assessment criteria The weighting of assessment criteria Description of the assessment criteria Application Last application date is XX/XX/XXXX. Instructions for the application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here . You apply via our e-recruitment system which you can reach via the application button below. When the application is received, you will receive a confirmation email. We welcome your application! Read more

2022-02-01
PhD In Environmental Science - Effects of behavior modifying contaminants
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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Are you interested in animal behavior and how it might be affected by human pollution? Are you interested in being an active part in the development of the next generation of sound-based monitoring tools? Then you should apply for this four yearlong PhD-position in Umeå. During the doctoral education you will study how common contaminants may affect invertebrates in soil and water. You will be part of a supportive environment with creative researchers from different scientific backgrounds tha... Read more

2022-02-01
PhD student position in bioorganic chemistry with focus on glycoscience
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student that would be interested in carbohydrate and glycopeptide synthesis to explore the chemical biology behind mucin O-glycosylation and bacteria infections. Working tasks Mucins are highly glycosylated proteins that cover epithelial tissues in both a membrane bound and secreted form. The secreted mucins are major components of the protective mucus barrier. Even if the majority of invading pathogens are cleared by the mucus, bacteria and viruses... Read more

2022-01-31
Associate Professor in Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for an Associate Professor in the field of eukaryotic molecular genetics. The employee will conduct independent research, actively participate in postgraduate education and teach the subject area. We welcome your application no later than January 31, 2022. Duties The employment assignments relate to research and teaching in the field of eukaryotic molecular genetics. The applicant shall conduct independent research and education at the doctoral... Read more

2022-01-31
Statistician
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Research environment Umeå University is the place where the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered, that later received the Nobel prize in chemistry. The position will be carried out in Dr Fors Connolly´s research group, that is interdisciplinary with clinicians, statisticians, epidemiologists and biomedical researchers. Recently, the research group of Fors Connolly published an epidemiological paper in The Lancet regarding the association between COVID-19 and acute cardiovascular events. Th... Read more

2022-01-31
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in spatial ecology – Impact of ants on Arctic ecosystems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden invites applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral position in spatial ecology focused on the impact of ants in Arctic treeline ecosystems. The objective is to quantify with soil and vegetation data combined with unoccupied aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery how ants influence carbon dynamics. The position is on fulltime and is expected to start 1 April, 2022 or according to agreement. The closing date is January 31, 2022. Proje... Read more

2022-01-31
Associate Professor in Philosophy
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies belongs to Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities and has about 110 employees. The Department combines researchers, teachers and students within the fields of archaeology, environmental archaeology, philosophy, history, history and education, history of science and ideas, religious studies and theology under one roof. The department also hosts two national research infrastructures: The Environmental Archaeology Laboratory and... Read more

2022-01-30
Professor of Nursing with the possibility of joint employment as a nurse (up to 2 positions)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för omvårdnad, Umeå, Skellefteå eller Örnsköldsvik
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The Department of Nursing, Umeå University, provides professional programmes in nursing in Umeå, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik, specialist programmes for registered nurses, masters programme in nursing and doctoral studies. Our three main subjects are Nursing, Radiography and Midwifery Science. We are now recruiting up to two professors in Nursing with the possibility of joint employment as a nurse. More information about our department can be found here . Last application date is January 30,... Read more

2022-01-30
Professor of Health Sciences with a focus on nursing (up to 2 positions)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för omvårdnad, Umeå, Skellefteå eller Örnsköldsvik
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The Department of Nursing, Umeå University, provides professional programmes in nursing in Umeå, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik, specialist programmes for registered nurses, masters programme in nursing and doctoral studies. Our three main subjects are Nursing, Radiography and Midwifery Science. We are now recruiting up to two professors in Health Sciences with a focus on nursing. More information about our department can be found here . Last application date is January 30, 2022. Duties Duties... Read more

2022-01-30
Professor of Midwifery Science with possible combined employment as a midwife (up to 2 positions)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för omvårdnad, Umeå, Skellefteå eller Örnsköldsvik
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The Department of Nursing, Umeå University, provides professional programmes in nursing in Umeå, Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik, specialist programmes for registered nurses, masters programme in nursing and doctoral studies. Our three main subjects are Nursing, Radiography and Midwifery Science. We are now recruiting a Professor of Midwifery Science with possible combined employment as a midwife. For more information about the department, please contact us or visit our homepage. Work tasks Work... Read more

2022-01-30
Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Research environment Umeå University is the site of the pioneering discovery of the genetic scissors CRISPR-Cas9 - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The postdoctoral position is in Prof. Evander's research group, which is an interdisciplinary group with biomedical researchers, doctors and epidemiologists. The research group's focus is in translational research, studying zoonotic viral infections regarding pathogenesis, transmission routes,... Read more

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