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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2020-01-13
WASP AI Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet
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The department of mathematics and mathematical statistics invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics with specialisation in nonconvex inference and learning. The position comes with a substantial recruitment package including full funding of four years' own research time, one PhD student, two postdocs, and discretionary funds related to the project at   a level of 60 kSEK yearly. The last day for applications is January 13, 2020.... Read more

2020-01-09
Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in environmental archaeology, to be based at The Environmental Archaeology Lab (MAL). The employment period is two years full-time (100%). Job description The postdoc will be primarily expected to conduct research in environmental archaeology in any relevant direction. In addition to research, the postdoc will contribute to the development of the research environment by participating in... Read more

2020-01-07
Senior University Lecturer 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 is looking for a senior university lecturer in Philosophy. The position is permanent (100%). 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. Philosophy offers study programmes and degrees at first-cycle (undergraduate), second-cycle... Read more

2020-01-07
Professor of fine art, 50%
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 50 %
  • Department Institutionen Konsthögskolan
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The Academy of Fine Arts belongs to the Faculty of Humanities and Art and is located on the Arts Campus. It is a dynamic and international environment with 75 students, about 10 employees and a large number of guest teachers. The Academy of Fine Arts has a 3-year bachelor's program (BFA) and a 2-year master's program (MFA), both of which are divided into various courses. International contacts and exchanges are an important part of the education. Each summer one or two summer courses are... Read more

2020-01-01
PhD Student Position in Computer Science w focus on socially aware AI
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic : Creating Socially Aware Dialogues Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially aware AI. Deadline for application is January 1, 2020. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The Socially Aware Artificial Intelligence group (led by prof. Frank Dignum) conducts research into... Read more

2019-12-16
Postdoctoral Position in laser-based chemical imaging
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik
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At the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics strong research is conducted in several different areas, such as energy technology, biomedical engineering and laser spectroscopy. For more information, see www.umu.se/en/department-of-applied-physics-and-electronics .  We now have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position to develop laser-based chemical imaging techniques. The position is a 2-year full-time employment with start date in early 2020. Application deadline is December 1... Read more

2019-12-16
Postdoctoral position (100%) in experimental biomedical research
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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A postdoctoral position in experimental biomedical research is now available at The Laboratory of Experimental Ophthalmology and Musculoskeletal Research at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University. The project is funded by the national Swedish Research Council (VR). Description of the position: We are looking for an enterprising postdoc, with great bench-experience from experimental biomedical research, to perform studies on the pathophysiology of different conditions... Read more

2019-12-13
Postdoctoral position 2 years - Ionic Liquids & Deep Eutectics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Chemical Biological Centre (KBC, www.umu.se/en/chemical-biological-centre/ ) at Umeå University is a creative and interactive environment, comprising six departments and two research units, with direct access to excellent instrumentation and facilities. The Department of Chemistry has about 200 employees and the department carries out research and education and, at the same time, interacts with the surrounding society. For more information, see  www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/ . Th... Read more

2019-12-11
PhD position in Medical Science with orientation towards Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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We are looking for a PhD student in Medical Science with an orientation towards Molecular Biology and a special interest in structural biology and infection biology. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years to start in February 2020 or as agreed. The successful candidate will participate in activities provided by the Department of Molecular Biology, the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå Centre for Microbia... Read more

2019-12-10
Associate Professor in Cell Biology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Do you want to work with research and teaching in cell biology? The Department of Molecular Biology is now seeking an Associate Professor in the field of cell biology. The successful applicant shall conduct independent research, supervise doctoral students and actively participate in research training within the subject area of cell biology, with an emphasis on biological processes in mammalian cells. The successful applicant shall teach at undergraduate level in cell biology and related... Read more

2019-12-05
Postdoc position, 2-years, Intestinal barrier function
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology The department 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 postdoctor to the project "Gut bacterial modulation of intestinal mucosal barrier function" for a temporary position for two years on full time with start 1 February 2020 or as agreed. Last day to apply is 5 December 2019. Background and description of work... Read more

2019-12-03
Senior research engineer
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Avdelningen för virologi
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Senior research engineer position in structural virology (two year position) The  Department of Clinical Microbiology (division of Virology) , Umeå University, is looking for a 1st research engineer on a two year position. The candidate will be active in a research group aiming at elucidating the structural and functional determinants of viruses, and of virus interactions with host molecules. The long term goal is to identify and characterize molecules and mechanisms that can be developed int... Read more

2019-12-02
Research Coordinator (Life Science)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Enheten för externa relationer
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Description We are looking for a research coordinator with a focus on life science for Grants Office at the Unit for External Relations. Grants Office is an important part of the central research support at Umeå University. We provide researchers with support for applications to national as well as international research programs, we also help them to identify, apply for and manage external research funding and provide support to university management on issues primarily related to research... Read more

2019-12-02
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in genetics of clonal growth in plants
  • 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 postdoctoral position focused on resolving underlying genetics of clonal growth in European aspen. The employment is on full-time and will begin early 2020 or according to agreement. Last day of application is December 2, 2019. Project description and working tasks European aspen, Populus tremula, exhibits strong sprouting from roots and often occurs in nature as a group of trees that share... Read more

2019-12-02
Research Coordinator (Research Ethics)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Enheten för externa relationer
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Description We are looking for a research coordinator with a focus on research ethics for Grants Office at the Unit for External Relations. Grants Office is an important part of the central research support at Umeå University. We provide researchers with support for applications to national as well as international research programs, we also help them to identify, apply for and manage external research funding and provide support to university management on issues primarily related to researc... Read more

2019-12-02
Postdoctoral position
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Avdelningen för virologi
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Postdoctoral position Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine 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 4 000 employees and 30 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application! The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and course... Read more

2019-11-30
PhD position in Energy Technology - Thermal Process Chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Energiteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in the fields of energy technology, electronics and system engineering. A large part of the energy research is conducted within the research environment Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab) that hosts the present project. Here, the strong and expanding research is mainly targeting thermochemical energy conversion processes. The overall goal is to contribute with new... Read more

2019-11-25
A postdoctoral position in pancreatic cancer research with focus on early detection and advanced imaging
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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We are currently looking for a postdoc in pancreatic cancer research for a period of two years starting in December 2019 or as agreed.  This announced position is financed by the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University. WCMM in Umeå is part of a national plan for Sweden to regain its leading position in medical research (wcmm.umu.se). The project is supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation together with, among others, Umeå University, Västerbotten Count... Read more

2019-11-25
Research Engineer , Artificial Intelligence
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is recruiting a research engineer to the Socially Aware Artificial Intelligence group. Deadline for application is November 25, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The Socially Aware Artificial Intelligence group (led by prof. Frank Dignum) conducts research into AI systems that start from the premise that AI is used in social contexts a... Read more

2019-11-23
PhD position in Mathematical Modeling
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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 November 23, 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... Read more

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