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2021-11-28
PhD position in computational methods for wave phenomena
  • 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 opening a PhD position in computational science and engineering with specialization in mathematics. Apply latest November 28, 2021. Project description and tasks There are many challenges to simulate wave propagation in realistic geological models. For example, waves propagate for many periods in a domain much larger than the wavelength, thus requiring scalable high-order methods that are suitable for implementati... Read more

2021-11-17
Ph.D. student in Medical Science with an orientation towards Psychiatry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap
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The laboratory of Olof Lagerlöf at Umeå University in Sweden is seeking one Ph.D. student to study the neurobiology of feeding behavior. It is a four-year full-time position aiming towards Ph.D. certification. The position starts in January 2022 or per agreement. We belong to the Unit for Psychiatry of the Institution of Clinical Sciences and Medical Faculty at Umeå University. Project description We are seeking a PhD student to study how the brain regulates food intake. We approach food inta... Read more

2021-11-08
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 100 employees and conducts research in fields such as Energy Technology, Laser spectroscopy, Medical Technology, machine learning and embedded systems, as well as robotics. We are recruiting a PhD student in Energy Technology with specialization in Thermal Process Chemistry for a project focused on fundamental and applied studies on the fate of trace elements in cement clinker production and reactivity of cement clinker fr... Read more

2021-11-07
PhD positions in energy technology with focus on Energy Efficiency
  • 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 100 employees and conducts research in fields such as Energy Technology, Laser spectroscopy, Medical Technology, machine learning and embedded systems, as well as robotics. For further information visit: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-applied-physics-and-electronics/ The Energy Efficiency research at Umeå University aims to improve the sustainability in the built environment, and the activities range from buildings’... Read more

2021-11-04
First Research Assistant
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 50%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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We are looking for a first research assistant to the Department of clinical microbiology who will be working in the group of Marta Bally. You will support the research activities of the group in the context of studying virus-membrane interactions Specifically, you will contribute with expertise in single particle tracking on live cells and on cell surface mimics and assist a number of research projects with data and image analysis. You will both develop new analysis procedures and analyze dat... Read more

2021-11-03
Associate professor in plant biology, with focus on the molecular mechanisms of photoprotection of photosynthesis.
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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UPSC and the Department of plant physiology seeks an associate professor for independent research on the molecular mechanisms behind photoprotection of photosynthesis, and to a minor part also teaching in plant biology. This permanent full-time position, starts 1/1 2022. Background The Department of plant physiology has a long tradition of leading photosynthesis research and advanced instrumentation. The processes behind the capacity of the photosynthetic light reaction to adjust its... Read more

2021-10-31
PhD student in Statistics (Functional data analysis)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics who can perform high quality methodological statistical research within the field of functional data analysis. Apply 2021-10-31 at the latest. We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Functional data analysis and applications to human movement” led by Lina Schelin. The overall aim of the project is to develop statistical methods within functional data analysis,... Read more

2021-10-31
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 October 31, 2021 . 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

2021-10-31
PhD student in Statistics (Biostatistics)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics, which can perform high quality methodological statistical research connected to cognitive aging studies (Biostatistics). Apply 2021-10-31 at the latest. We are seeking a PhD student for the research project "Innovative causal methods for cognitive aging studies", which is led by Maria Josefsson. The overall purpose of the project is to develop statistical methods to... Read more

2021-10-28
Doctoral Student in Medical Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Description We are looking for a Ph.D. student in medical science with a focus on biomedical laboratory science to the Department of Clinical Microbiology. The research area concerns amyloid diseases with a focus on the amyloid compositions associated with Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, and familial amyloidosis. The projects are specifically focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that cause amyloid formation as well as the effect of the endogenous proteins that are currently... Read more

2021-10-18
PhD student position in computational science, specialization of chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry is seeking a PhD-student in computational science with a specialization in chemistry. Focus is on multivariate data analysis. Application deadline is 18th October 2021. Project description Biologics are a class of medications that have already had a profound impact on many medical fields, primarily rheumatology and oncology, and have expanded therapeutic options for the treatment of a wide range of diseases. Biologics are commercially produced by living cells, a... Read more

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