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2020-04-28
Professor of Gender Studies
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS)
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Professor of Gender Studies Umeå Centre for Gender Studies is recruiting a full-time Professor in Gender Studies  Work tasks As professor in gender studies, the successful candidate is expected to be a scientific leader which includes initiating, conducting, leading and developing research as well as supporting the research environment at Umeå Center for Gender Studies. Further, the position also involves contributing to the creation of good financial resources for research at UCGS. The... Read more

2020-04-28
Professor in Political Science with particular focus on public policy and administration
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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Professor in Political Science with particular focus on public policy and administration The Department of Political Science at Umeå University is seeking to appoint a full-time professor in Political Science with particular focus on public policy and administration from 2021-01-01 or according to agreement.   Duties and responsibilities The position includes responsibility for research and development within the discipline of political science with particular focus on public policy and... Read more

2020-02-29
Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description: We are announcing a postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI, www.ufbi.umu.se ). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The current position is in Researcher Johan Eriksson’s research group. The purpose of the current project is to... Read more

2020-02-28
Ph D student position in Data Science
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic : Explainability of Autonomous Systems based on Machine Learning Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Data Science with. Deadline for applications is February 28. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with more than 100 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We conduct education and research on a broad range of topics in Computing Science. The research will ... Read more

2020-02-28
PhD student position in computational science with focus on 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 focus on chemistry. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Application deadline is 28 February 2020. Project description Food, wine and biopharma industries use in their production, from starting material to final product, multi-step chemical and biological processes, with each step being extensively complex. The difficulty to “control” the individual steps and accurately... Read more

2020-02-28
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in multivariate analysis and deep learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Department of Chemistry is looking for a postdoc to a project where we will develop new e-science methods that fundamentally integrates Deep Learning and Multivariate analysis. The main task for the postdoc will be to conduct R&D in multivariate analysis and deep learning. The employment is full-time for a period of two years with starting date as soon as possible or as agreed between the two parties. Project description and working tasks In recent years, new tools, concepts and technologies,... Read more

2020-02-25
1-3 Associate Professors in Architecture
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Arkitekthögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Umeå School of Architecture is a department at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University, it was founded in 2009, and is located at the Arts Campus. For Umeå School of Architecture holistic, interdisciplinary and experimental approaches are seen as crucial to address global challenges and opportunities in architecture such as climate change, increasing inequalities, environmental degradation, uneven geographical living conditions and migration. The lack of a long institutional... Read more

2020-02-25
PhD Student Position in Computing Science on Compiler Techniques for Linear Algebra Computations
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking a candidate for a Ph.D. student position to work on the development of a high-performance compiler for linear algebra computations. The application deadline is February 15, 2020 . The Department of Computing Science values the qualities that an even gender distribution brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage women to apply for the position. Research project and work description Linear algebra... Read more

2020-02-21
Tenure track as Assistant Professor in computational mathematics
  • 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 invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in computational mathematics. Last application date is 2020-02-21. Welcome with your application! Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts strong research in several areas of computational mathematics, including geometric numerical integration, cut finite elements, and applied spectral theory. In cooperation with the Departments... Read more

2020-02-20
Professor of Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Företagsekonomi
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Professor of Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship Vacant position, full professor of Business Administration with specialization in Entrepreneurship at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics at Umeå University (USBE). The position includes research and teaching in the field of entrepreneurship. Position description and work tasks The appointment involves leading research and developing the research environment within the field of entrepreneurship. This is... Read more

2020-02-17
Scientific Manager for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Molekylär Infektionsmedicin, Sverige (MIMS)
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Department of Molecular Biology . This position is placed at the Department of Molecular Biology which provides a vibrant interfaculty research and teaching environment. Molecular Infection Medicine Swede (MIMS) is the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our mission is to foster research excellence in infection medicine and to develop the careers of the next generation of researchers in this area. Through our partnership with the European Molecular Biology... Read more

2020-02-14
Doctoral Student in Energy Technology, focus on 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 is now recruiting a PhD student to the research environment Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory . The aim is to investigate the chemical environment around phosphorus in ashes in order to understand how we can better recycle this vital element. The application deadline is 14 February 2020. The position will be added no earlier than 2 March 2020 or by agreement. Project description Phosphorus is one of the essential elements that today... Read more

2020-02-04
PhD-student position in Medical Sciences with a research profile in radiology
  • 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 neuroscience, radiation physics and bio-medical engineering. The department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University. The Department of Radiation Sciences welcome applications from PhD-candidates with a research interest in cognitive neuroscience, and particularly brain imaging, to our research project: “the Umeå High... Read more

2020-02-03
Senior University Lecturer in New Testament Exegesis
  • 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 New Testament Exegesis. 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 first-cycle (undergraduate), second-cycle... Read more

2020-01-31
Postdoctoral position, Software Technology focusing on Resource Management
  • 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 candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in software technology focusing on resource management systems to a collaboration project with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. The position is funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is Sweden’s largest research program ever. The last date for... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD student position, Software Technology and Resource Management Systems
  • 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 candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on Software Technology and Resource Management Systems. Deadline for application is January 31, 2020 . The position is within the Distributed Systems group at Umeå University, which is a large, dynamic, and well-recognized research group comprised of more than 20 people from about 10 different countries. The group’s research focuses on the autonomous management... Read more

2020-01-31
Senior research Engineer in Data Science
  • 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 (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking a Senior Research Engineer with focus on Machine Learning and Explainable AI for Autonomous Systems . Autonomous Systems signifies autonomously driving vehicles, smart houses, smart machines etc, which operate in real-world scenarios and therefore need to handle different situations (contexts) successfully. The current trend is that such Autonomous Systems are trained by Machine Learning methods in order ... Read more

2020-01-31
Postdoctoral position in Computer Science, federated machine learning
  • 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 candidates for a postdoc position in resource-frugal federated learning for preserving security and privacy with focus on edge infrastructures .  Deadline for application is January 31, 2019 . WASP The position is 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... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD student position in Computer Science, distributed deep learning
  • 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 distributed deep learning anomaly detection for distributed clouds and Internet of Things (IoT).  Deadline for application is January 31, 2020 . The position is 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 majo... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on trustworthy learning
  • 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.  Deadline for application is January 31, 2020 . 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 research,... Read more

2020-01-31
Ph D 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 January 31. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The Interactive and Intelligent Systems group (led by... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD Position in Computional Science for AI
  • 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 at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in Computational Science and Engineering with specialization in mathematics of artificial intelligence. The general aim is to provide its holder with a possibility to earn a PhD degree. The position is for 48 months of research. As a PhD student you will perform research and take courses on graduate level. Deadline for application is January 31, 2020. Project description Artificial... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD student position in Computing Science, autonomous distributed systems
  • 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 candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on Software Technology and Resource Management Systems. Deadline for application is January 31, 2020 . The position is within the Distributed Systems group at Umeå University, which is a large, dynamic, and well-recognized research group comprised of more than 20 people from about 10 different countries. The group’s research focuses on the autonomous management... Read more

2020-01-31
PhD student in Computing Science, focusing on intelligent cloud management
  • 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 candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on Software Technology and Resource Management Systems. Deadline for application is January 31, 2020 . The position is within the Distributed Systems group at Umeå University, which is a large, dynamic, and well-recognized research group comprised of more than 20 people from about 10 different countries. The group’s research focuses on the autonomous management... Read more

2020-01-31
Postdoctoral researcher positions (2 years) in 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 at Umeå University (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking candidates for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in the University’s Distributed Systems lab. This is a well-recognized research group comprising more than 20 people of 10 different nationalities. The group’s research focuses on the (semi-)autonomous management of resources and applications to support the future digitized society. Target infrastructures range from single large-scale cloud datacenters to mobile... Read more

2020-01-30
Senior lecturer in Psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för psykologi
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Senior lecturer in Psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity The Department of Psychology is looking for 1-2 university lecturers in psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity. Umeå University, as one of Sweden's National Sports University, seeks several employees in the field of sports science with placement either at the Department of Psychology or the Department of Education. At both institutions have strong sports research environments that run, among other... Read more

2020-01-30
Professor of Psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för psykologi
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Professor of Psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity The Department of Psychology is looking for a Professor of Psychology with a focus on sports and physical activity. Umeå University, as one of Sweden's National Sports University, seeks several employees in the field of sports science with placement either at the Department of Psychology or the Department of Education. At both institutions have strong sports research environments that run, among other things, the Psychologis... Read more

2020-01-27
Senior lecturers in Statistics
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Statistik
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Senior lecturers in Statistics The department of Statistics at the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), is recruiting one or more full-time senior university lecturers in Statistics. It is important to have a strong engagement in research and education. Duties 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 externa... Read more

2020-01-27
WASP AI Program PhD Position In Mathematical Statistics
  • 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 at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematical statistics, focused on convex learning theory for deep neural netwroks. The position is for four years of doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. Last day to apply is January 27, 2020. Background The expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in the broad sense, is one of the most exciting developments of the 21st century. This... Read more

2020-01-27
Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry focused on Inorganic Geochemistry (4 months)
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Work description The work tasks mainly includes research and teaching. The holder of this position is expected to independently conduct research in Inorganic Geochemistry. Teaching can take place at both the undergraduate and advanced levels and the doctoral level, and mainly in inorganic chemistry. Teaching in other parts of the subject Chemistry may also occur. Teaching assignments can also include course development, supervision and examination as well as administrative tasks such as being... Read more

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