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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2020-05-25
Professor in Educational Work with a focus on Preschool and School-age Educare
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för tillämpad utbildningsvetenskap
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Job description The successful applicant will provide scientific leadership for those active in the research field. Duties include developing the research environment at the department through planning and management of research projects, and initiating and managing work with applications for external research funding, for himself/herself and others. The professor is expected to conduct research, to lead seminars and to supervise doctoral students, as well as to work to enhance the academic... Read more

2020-05-20
PhD student in Statistics (causal mediation analysis)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Statistik
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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 causal mediation analysis. Apply 2020-05-20 at the latest. We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Uncovering the mechanisms behind inequalities in stroke care and outcome through innovative statistical methods for mediation analysis” funded by the Swedish Research Council and... Read more

2020-05-20
PhD student in Statistics (psychometrics)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Statistik
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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 achievement tests (psychometrics). Apply 2020-05-20 at the latest. We are seeking a PhD student for the research project "Innovative statistical methods for standardized achievement tests to ensure comparability and fairness of test scores", which is funded by the Marianne and Marcus... Read more

2020-05-11
Postdoctoral position (2 years) on proteases of photosynthetic microorganisms
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Department of Chemistry is seeking a postdoc for a project where the aim is to characterize the structure and function of metacaspase-like proteases in cyanobacteria and unicellular algae. Last day to apply is 11 May, 2020. Project description and working tasks Cyanobacteria and algae have a potential commercial value as microbial producers of fuel or products with higher value. However, in nature their blooms also are threatening health and industrial benefits. To learn more about the... Read more

2020-05-01
PhD position in Grassland biodiversity processes
  • 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 (EMG), Umeå University, Sweden invites applicants for a PhD position in “Grassland biodiversity processes” to perform a large-scale field experiment and test the relevance of community assembly theories for biodiversity in grassland restoration. The starting date for the position is August or September 2020. Application deadline is May 1st, 2020. Project description and working tasks It is estimated that 21% of the plant species globally are... Read more

2020-04-30
Professor of Fine Arts, 50%
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 50 %
  • Department Institutionen Konsthögskolan
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The School of Arts belongs to the Faculty of Humanities and is located on the Arts Campus.  Seventy-five students, about 10 employees and a large number of guest teachers work in a dynamic and international environment. 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 important parts of the education. Each summer one or two summer courses are offered.... Read more

2020-04-30
PhD student position in space physics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for a candidate for a PhD position in space physics. The start date will be in September 2020 or by agreement. The PhD project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from several international institutes: University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Leicester, and Aalto University. The last day to apply is 30 April 2020. Project description In this PhD project the global current systems at Mars wi... Read more

2020-04-29
PhD-position in Biochemistry - Autophagy mechanisms
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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At the Department of Chemistry we are looking for a doctoral candidate within the project autophagy mechanisms. Last day to apply is 29 April 2020. The lab is located within the cross-disciplinary Chemical Biological Centre (video) ( https://www.umu.se/en/chemical-biological-centre/ ) at Umeå University and provides excellent facilities and state-of-art equipment and platforms in a creative, inspiring, international and highly interactive environment. Facilities include Protein Expertise... 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

2020-04-28
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

2020-04-20
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 April 20, 2020 . 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 strateg... Read more

2020-04-19
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in bioinformatics - Impact of climate change on flowering and diversity of boreal forest trees
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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Postdoctoral position (2 years) in bioinformatics - Impact of climate change on flowering and diversity of boreal forest trees The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a postdoctoral position focused on analyzing time series of shotgun metagenomics data aiming at understanding climate impact on boreal forest trees. Application deadline is April 19th, 2020. Project description and working tasks Many of the keystone boreal forest trees like Norway spruce and... Read more

2020-04-16
Senior Research Engineer in fluvial geomorphology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a senior research engineer who will conduct a field study analysing morphologic characteristics of boulder-bed semi-alluvial streams in Sweden. It is a full-time position limited to 12 months. Start date is May 15 or according to agreement. Application deadline is April 7, 2020. Description The selected candidate will conduct a morphologic analysis of boulder-bed semi-alluvial streams to determine potential self-organization of, for example, channel width, slope, boulder... Read more

2020-04-15
4 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 four PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on data privacy. Deadline for application is April 15th, 2020. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 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

2020-04-14
Post doc position in infection and cell biology; studies of viral replication compartments with a focus on structural analysis using cryo-electron microscopy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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The Department of Integrative Medical Biology is looking for a post doctor, full time, for 2 years. Description of the research project and methodology: Flaviviruses such as dengue virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) cause severe disease in humans. Flaviviruses replicate their RNA genome in infected cells by generating small cavities in cellular membranes, called replication compartments (RCs). The RCs are formed in response to the expression of vira... Read more

2020-04-13
PhD Position in Computational Science and Engineering
  • 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 focusing on the mathematics of artificial intelligence. Deadline for application is April 13, 2020.   Project description Artificial intelligence and deep neural networks have had tremendous success on several previously unsolved data analysis problems. The mathematical understanding of how and why deep neural networks work is however very limited. Th... Read more

2020-04-08
Postdoctoral Position 2 years: Anaerobic metabolism of Vibrio cholerae
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Deparment of Moleculary 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. You will join a research team that is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), which is internationally well-connected through the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Project description and work... Read more

2020-04-07
Project assistant (6 months) to The Department of Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for a Project assistant to the project "Inclusion damage and repair during infection with Chlamydia trachomatis". The position is temporary for six months on full time and expected start is in August 2020 or as agreed. Project description and work tasks Many intracellular pathogens of clinical importance have evolved strategies to avoid host cellular defenses by hiding within pathogen-containing vacuoles (PCVs). One of these pathogens is Chlamydi... Read more

2020-04-03
Doctoral student in Educational Work with focus on Visual Arts, Music or Sloyd (Crafts)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för estetiska ämnen i lärarutbildningen
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The Department of Creative Studies at Umeå University conducts teaching in Visual Arts, Music and Sloyd (Crafts) as well as research and research studies in Educational Work. The department's main activities are in teacher education. The department has about forty employees and provides a creative environment for meetings between educational, research and artistic activities. The orientation of the Doctoral position Educational work is a practice based research subject that examines the... Read more

2020-03-31
PhD student position in Safety-Critical Embedded Autonomous 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 currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in fields such as energy technology, laser spectroscopy, medical technology and electronics and system engineering. For more information, see www.tfe.umu.se/forskning.   We offer a Ph.D. student position in Applied Physics with focus on Safety-Critical Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems. The closing date is March 31st 2020. Description of the PhD-Project Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is a... Read more

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