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2021-09-30
Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in mathematics, science, or technology education, with a focus on higher education
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för naturvetenskapernas och matematikens didaktik
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The Department of Science and Mathematics Education is looking for an Assistant Professor in mathematics, science, or technology education, with a focus on higher education. The employment is limited in time to six years and consists of 75% research and 25% teaching. Last application date 2021-09-30. Duties The employment is limited in time to six years and consists of 75% for developing your scientific merits and 25% for developing your pedagogical merits. The development of scientific merit... Read more

2021-09-05
Assistant professor in Data driven Precision Medicine and Diagnostics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Wallenberg centrum för molekylär medicin (WCMM)
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Together with SciLifeLab and in collaboration with the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), the university’s Faculties of Medicine and Science and Technology announce the appointment of an assistant professor. This appointment offers a unique opportunity to establish oneself as a researcher in the field of data-driven life science and includes access to a formidable package of resources. Project description: DDLS Fellows Program The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for... Read more

2021-09-05
Assistant Professor in Data driven Epidemiology and Infection Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Wallenberg centrum för molekylär medicin (WCMM)
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Together with SciLifeLab and in collaboration with the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), the university’s Faculties of Medicine and Science and Technology announce the appointment of an assistant professor. This appointment offers a unique opportunity to establish oneself as a researcher in the field of data-driven life science and includes access to a formidable package of resources. Project description: DDLS Fellows Program The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for... Read more

2021-09-01
Associate professor in business administration, specialization finance and accounting
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Associate professor in business administration, specialization finance and accounting We are looking for an Associate Professor with great commitment for education and research. With us you will teach in English and/or Swedish, mainly in the programs offered by Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, but you will also be able to do research for a large part of your working time. Work content The work includes teaching in programs as well as courses at undergraduate and advanced... Read more

2021-09-01
Associate professor in business administration, specialization marketing
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Associate professor in business administration, specialization marketing We are looking for you who have a great commitment and want to be involved in developing education and research.With us, you will teach in both Swedish and English, mainly in the business schools’ programs.Part of your working time is devoted to research and skills development in areas relevant to the position. Work content The work includes teaching in programs as well as courses at undergraduate and advanced level, and... Read more

2021-09-01
PhD position in computational science with focus on evolutionary ecology
  • 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 invites applicants for a PhD position in computational science, focused on evolutionary ecology. The position is for four years of doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. Last day to apply is September 1, 2021. Project description and tasks A key issue in ecology is how biodiversity affects the stability and functions of ecosystems. In this project, we will develop an... Read more

2021-09-01
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 September 1, 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 Computin... Read more

2021-08-25
Postdoc in eHealth with application within physiotherapy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för fysioterapi
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We are currently looking for a postdoc focusing on a project on digital fall prevention for older adults. The employment refers to full-time for two years. Admission as soon as possible or by agreement. Project description As a postdoctoral fellow you will work in a project where we evaluate new digital methods to provide support for older people to get started with and maintain fall prevention exercises. In the research group, we have together with older adults developed the app Safe Step,... Read more

2021-08-22
PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on trustworthy anomaly detection
  • 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 seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on trustworthy learning for anomaly detection in complex data.  Deadline for application is 22 August, 2021 . The position funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, and a major national initiative for strategic basic... Read more

2021-08-22
Research Engineer, RAIN part II.
  • 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 Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) group. Deadline for application is 22 th of August 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The RAI group conducts research into the effects of Artificial Intelligence on society and the promotes the responsible use of AI through the development of methods, too... Read more

2021-08-22
2 PhD Student Positions in Computer Science with focus on data privacy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic: Privacy-aware transparent machine learning Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking candidates for two PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on data privacy. Deadline for application is August 22th, 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide. The Privacy-aware transparency decisions research group (led by Prof. Vicenç Torra) conducts research in data... Read more

2021-08-20
PhD position in Experimental Physics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysik
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Department of Physics at Umeå University ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/ ) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics. We announce a PhD position in for a project focusing on 2D and graphene-related materials for energy storage applications. Last day to apply is August 20, 2021.  Starting date is October 1, 2021, or by agreement. Project description We are now looking for candidates... Read more

2021-08-20
Ph.D student in Business Administration focus on AI Innovation Ecosystems.
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics  (USBE) is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration within entrepreneurship. Apply August 20, at the latest. Project description               The Ph.D. student will join a multidisciplinary research group at USBE, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics ( umu.se/en/research/groups/entrepreneurial-ecosystems-and-new-venture-creation/ ). The Ph.D. student will be part of the... Read more

2021-08-16
PhD Student Position in Computer Science with focus on Digital Companions
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Project : Digital Companions as Social Actors: Methods for Human-AI Collaboration Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on digital companions as social actors. Deadline for application is August 16. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The Interactive and Intelligent Systems group (led by... Read more

2021-08-16
Postdoctoral fellow
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för Kost- & måltidsvetenskap
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The Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The position is a full-time post (100%) for a fixed term of two years, beginning by agreement. The deadline for applications is 16.08.2021. Main duties As a postdoctoral fellow, you are primarily expected to consolidate and further develop your research expertise. The main duties of the position are to conduct research associated with food, nutrition and culinary sciences, including publishing research... Read more

2021-08-16
Postdoc in Medical Sciences
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för fysioterapi
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We are currently looking for a postdoc focusing on a project on high-intensity training among older people. The appointment is placed in Umeå and is full time for two years. Start date October 1, or by agreement. Description The announced position is a part of the Umeå HIT Study, an interdisciplinary study. The first phase of the study was a randomized controlled study to determine the feasibility and effects of High-Intensity Training on muscle, brain, cardiovascular, and psychological... Read more

2021-08-16
Postdoctoral position in Machine-Learning in Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Elektronik- och datorteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position for the project Machine-Learning in Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems. The position is full-time for two years with start date Nov 01, 2021, or as agreed. Application deadline is Aug 16, 2021. Department of Applied Physics and Electronics The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in fields such as Energy... Read more

2021-08-16
Post doctor (2 years) available at UPSC, Umeå University
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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Elucidating the link between metabolic status and the epigenome A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science (www.upsc.se) Centres; a stimulating research environment at Umeå University. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work within the project “Elucidating the link between metabolic status and the epigenome”. Department of Plant Physiology The Department of Plant Physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) which is... Read more

2021-08-16
Postdoc (2-years): Host-Pathogen-Interactions and Genetic Screening
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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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 for a temporary position of two years on fulltime. Planned start in Autumn 2021 or as agreed. Background and description of work tasks Many pathogens have the capacity to invade human cells and to exploit the interior of their host cell as a replicati... Read more

2021-08-15
Post-doctoral research position in Social Work
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för socialt arbete
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Postdoctoral fellow in social work The Department of Social Work at Umeå university is calling for applicants for the position of postdoctoral fellow. The position is full-time for two years. Work responsibilities and duties The postdoctoral fellow will mainly be expected to conduct their own research. In addition to this research, the position may include a maximum of 0.2 FTE of teaching or other departmental duties. The successful applicant will conduct research within ‘Social perspectives ... Read more

2021-08-15
Postdoctoral researchers in human geography
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Geografi
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The Department of Geography seeks applications for 2 postdoc positions in human geography. The department has a broad research profile, both with regards to theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Examples of research themes are labour supply, tourism, regional development, interregional migration, international migration, second homes, rural conditions, urban dynamics and adaptation to climate change.    The project and duties  Your work as a post-doc involves qualified... Read more

2021-08-15
Post-doctoral research position in Social Work
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för socialt arbete
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Postdoctoral fellow in social work, Umeå University The Department of Social Work at Umeå University is calling for applicants for the position of postdoctoral fellow. The position is full-time for two years. Work responsibilities and duties The postdoctoral fellow will mainly be expected to conduct their own research. In addition to this research, the position may include a maximum of 0.2 FTE of teaching or other departmental duties. The successful applicant will conduct research on gender... Read more

2021-08-15
Postdoctoral fellow at the department of economic history
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Ekonomisk historia
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The unit of economic history is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The employment is a fixed-term employment of two years starting in the autumn of 2021 or by agreement. Main duties As a postdoctoral fellow, your work will be focused on research and publishing. You'll be part of the department's research work where you work closely with researchers at the unit. The main duties will include work within your own research project. Collaboration with the surrounding society, participation in... Read more

2021-08-15
Medfak läraranställningar med sakkunniggranskning- 201130
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap
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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: https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ You apply via our e-recruitment system which you can reach via the application button below. When t... Read more

2021-08-15
Postdoc position on the use of Artificial Intelligence for citizen participation in democratic policy deliberations
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The research group Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on tools and methods for participatory deliberation. Research project Artificial intelligence (AI) can radically change the existing political paradigm, empowering more diffused forms of political participation. The use of AI systems, in particular recommender and filtering... Read more

2021-08-15
Lecturer in Architecture with focus on design processes
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture announces a temporary position as lecturer in architecture with a focus on conceptual design processes and methods in sustainable architecture and urban design. The position is a full-time temporary position for 12 months. Starting date is September 1, 2021, or according to agreement. The final date for application is August 15, 2021.   Umeå School of Architecture Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University (UMA) was established in 2009 and is now located in... Read more

2021-08-15
Post doctor (2 years) within data processing and visualization
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för naturvetenskapernas och matematikens didaktik
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The Department of Science and Mathematics Education seeks a postdoc for a research project on data processing and visualization of atmospheric and ionospheric data. The employment is full-time for two years starting September 15, 2021 or by agreement.   About the position The position is at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education which focus is on research and teaching about education and learning in science, technology and mathematics. Research will be carried out partly at the... Read more

2021-08-13
Ph.D position in Political Science, focusing on Environment and natural resource politics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Environment and natural resource politics. Starting date October 1, 2021 or by agreement. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Environment and natural resource politics. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/environment-and-natural-res... Read more

2021-08-13
Ph.D in Political Science, focusing on Municipalities, Regions & Public Sector
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Municipalities, Regions and Public Sector Activities. Starting date October 1, 2021 or by agreement. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Municipalities, Regions and Public Sector Activities. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/munic... Read more

2021-08-13
Postdoc in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 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 the fields of diagnostic radiology, oncology, cognitive neuroscience, radiation physics and bio-medical engineering. The department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University. We are currently looking for a postdoc focusing on a project on high-intensity training among older people. The project is performed within Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI) and... Read more

2021-08-13
Postdoctoral Fellow(2yr)formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediment
  • 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 postdoc for a research project on the formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediments. The employment is full-time for two years with start as soon as possible, or by agreement. Project description and working tasks You will study processes for the formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediments with focus on how chemical speciation of Hg and molecular composition on organic matter control this process. Mercury poses serious threats to... Read more

2021-08-10
PhD in Informatics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för informatik
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The department of Informatics offers a position as a PhD in informatics, with a focus on digital transformation.  The research Digitization has meant revolutionary changes in several different industries. Recently, traditional industries have begun to experience disruptions associated with digitalization. While both researchers and practitioners recognize the transformative powers of digital technology, little is known about how associated changes should be implemented in practice. What we do... Read more

2021-08-10
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in molecular parasitology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral scientist to the project “high-resolution functional mapping of armadillo repeat proteins in malaria parasite protein trafficking”. The position is funded by Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). The position is full-time for two years with access as soon as possible or by agreement. Department of Molecular Biology The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's main tasks involve research, graduate... Read more

2021-08-10
Postdoc 2 years, high-throughput method development for malaria parasites
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education as well as interactions with the community. Affiliated with both the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine, the department's research and education activity includes several molecular biological areas within science and medicine: cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, tumour biology and neurobiology in... Read more

2021-08-08
Postdoc position at the Department of Political Science
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science offers a postdoc position. The position is a full-time employment for two years, placed at the Department of Political Science at Umeå University. Starting date October 1 2021 or by agreement.    The employment    The position is a full-time employment on a fixed term of two years and includes own research with at least 80% of full-time. Teaching at the undergraduate and advanced level can amount to a maximum of 20% of full-time. You will be placed at the... Read more

2021-08-05
ERC-funded postdoc position to study microsporidian biology (cryo-EM/ET)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Barandun Laboratory ( www.barandunlab.org ) seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a background in protein biochemistry and extensive structural biology expertise (cryo-EM and cryo-ET). The employment is placed at The Department of Molecular Biology on full-time for two years. Expected start in September 2021 or as agreed. The last day to apply is 5 August, 2021. We are a young and dynamic research group at Umeå University using cryo-EM to study how intracellular pathogens infect, exploit, and... Read more

2021-08-05
Postdoctoral position to study mycobacterial ribosome biology (cryo-EM)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Barandun Laboratory (www.barandunlab.org) seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a background in Mycobacteria biology, RNA/protein biochemistry, and structural biology (cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography). The employment placed at The Department of Molecular Biologi and is full-time for two years with planned start in September 2021 or as agreed. The last day to apply is 5 of August, 2021.  We are a young and dynamic research group at Umeå University using cryo-EM to study how intracellular... Read more

2021-08-02
PhD Student in the Industrial Doctoral School: Forest-Industrial Processes
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen, Örnsköldsvik
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New research points to a great potential for resource-efficient wood chipping and impregnation. Within the framework of the Industrial Doctoral School, we are looking for a doctoral student for a project in collaboration with MoRe Research. Welcome with your application no later than August 2, 2021. Study tasks The doctoral studies are aimed at a doctoral degree where the main task is research within the project "Resource-efficient chipping and improved impregnation of wood chips for... Read more

2021-08-01
PhD student in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. Apply August 01, at the latest. Description The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE). As a Ph.D. student, you should take doctoral courses and do an independent research project within finance. The course part of the doctoral... Read more

2021-07-31
PhD student in Computer Science with focus on Software Security
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (www.cs.umu.se), is seeking a PhD student in Computer Science with focus on software security. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 130 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide. Deadline for application is 31 July 2021.    WASP   The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative... Read more

2021-07-31
Post doctor position(2 years)developing membrane for harvesting blue energy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry offers a postdoctoral position in the field of Technical Chemistry that will mainly work on developing and testing membranes for harvesting blue energy based on Swedish natural and artificial water resources. The postdoctoral project includes the theoretical estimation of extractable energy, testing and characterizing the commercial membranes, synthesizing polymers, characterizing new membranes, and applying the prepared membranes for blue energy production. Last d... Read more

2021-07-30
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Ecosystem Ecology – Synthesis of response decomposition responses to climate change
  • 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 (2 years) in “Ecosystem Ecology – Synthesis of decomposition responses to climate change”, at the Climate Impacts Research Centre, Umeå University. The employment is on full time and will begin on September 1, 2021 or according to agreement. Application deadline is July 30, 2021. Project description and working tasks Changes in climate may alter the delicate balance... Read more

2021-07-26
WASP AI Program: PhD position in Geometric graph theory
  • 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 geometric graph theory. The position is for four years of doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. Last day to apply is July 26, 2021 . Project description and tasks This is a PhD project on the interplay between geometry, algebra and graph theory, with an algorithmic/computational flavor. We are interested in flexible frameworks (geometric... Read more

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