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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2019-05-31
PhD student in Molecular Plant Physiology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe. Research at UPSC covers a wide range of disciplines in plant biology including ecology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). Our common goal is to understand the plants ability to adapt and acclimate to a changing world. A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science... Read more

2019-05-24
Full Professor of Radiology combined with clinical employment as Senior Consultant Radiologist
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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We are looking for someone eager to participate in the development of our high-performing and dynamic research environment at the Department of Radiation Sciences. We are offering an attractive start-up package, access to advanced research infrastructure and collaboration partners in the form of established groups in related fields.   Information about the appointment We are seeking to appoint a full professor of radiology at the Department of Radiation Sciences. The department’s areas of... Read more

2019-05-15
Professor in Ecology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science offers a position as Professor in Ecology, with special focus on terrestrial ecosystems or organisms, to initiate, conduct, lead, and develop research within the area, and also contribute actively to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for the application is 2019-05-15 .   Work description for the position This professorship will, during the first six years, include 75 % research within Ecology with a focus on ... Read more

2019-05-03
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in comet plasma physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for a candidate for a postdoctoral position in comet plasma physics. This is a full-time (100%) position for two years. Starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement. The application deadline is 3 May 2019. Project description and working tasks The aim of the project is to accomplish a breakthrough in our understanding of how boundary layers at comets are formed. The Rosetta spacecraft has provided an extensive dataset from comet 67P/Churyumo... Read more

2019-04-30
Postdoctoral position; NMR-based biogeochemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Institutionen för medicinsk kemi och biofysik
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Within a project funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Department of medical biochemistry and biophysics offer a postdoctoral position in NMR-based biogeochemistry. The position is for 2 years and the application is to be submitted in our e-recruitment system.   Project and work tasks: Phosphorus used as fertilizer is a vanishing non-renewable resource, and the long-term response of plants to increasing atmospheric CO 2 is a key knowledge gap in climate change. In an interdisciplinary... Read more

2019-04-15
PhD position in Ecology with focus on landscape genetics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a PhD student position on the effects of fragmentation of river networks by dams on the genetic composition of riverine plant species. The position will start in June 2019 or according to agreement. Apply before April 15th, 2019. Project description This project integrates genomic methods and ecological modeling to assess the effect of landscapes on evolutionary processes. We use recent conceptual and methodological... Read more

2019-04-15
PhD student position in space physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for a candidate for a PhD position in space physics. Starting date in September 2019 or by agreement. The PhD project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University Centre in Svalbard and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The last day to apply is April 15, 2019. Project description The solar wind carries large amounts of energy and mass throughout the solar system, but Earth is partly shielded by two thin... Read more

2019-04-15
PhD student in Chemistry with focus on Industrial Chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are seeking a PhD-student in chemistry who will be part of a project entitled Lignocellulose and Crustacean Chitin - from fractionation to building blocks for WWSC industry 2.0. where we aim to synthesize, characterize and explore different applications of various completely new types of chemicals and composites that combine cellulose or lignin to chitin/chitosan. Application deadline is 2019-04-15. Project description The project aims at contributing to the development of a sustainable... Read more

2019-04-15
Postdoc
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Avdelningen för virologi
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Postdoctoral Position in the Arnberg/Gerold labs The research groups “Virus-host interactions“ and “Virus Interaction Proteomics” at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, are recruiting a research associate (postdoc) on a 2 year position in virology to pursue a project aiming at elucidating and characterizing host receptors for gastroenteric adenoviruses.    Research Topic Our groups focus on the study of host attachment factors and receptors for human pathogenic viruses. ... Read more

2019-04-15
Postdoctorial position (2 years) in mathematical analysis
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statsistics is seeking a candidate for at postdoctorial researcher in mathematical analysis. The position is a two-year full-time research employment. Apply latest April 15 2019. Project description and tasks The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (www.math.umu.se) at Umeå University is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher in mathematical analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimizations... Read more

2019-04-14
Postdoctoral position in integrative neurophysiology – with a special focus on the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our Group for Integrative Neurophysiology at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden. In our research, we aim to understand how different parts of the central nervous system interact to generate purposeful behaviors. In particular, we study how the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia interact in order to control motor actions, both under normal conditions and in individuals... Read more

2019-04-10
Professor of Business Administration specialising in Marketing
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Företagsekonomi
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Professor of Business Administration specialising in Marketing Vacant position, full professor of Business Administration with specialization in Marketing at Umeå University. The position includes research and teaching in the field of marketing. Position description and work tasks The appointment involves leading research and developing the research environment within the field of marketing. This is achieved through own research as well as teaching and supervision, at first-, second-, and... Read more

2019-04-09
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Ecology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in ecology that will work with integration of data from modern ecological experiments with molecular genetic paleo-data and statistical modelling to evaluate the stability of biotic interactions through time and space.  The project is a part of the Biodiversa project “Future ArcTic Ecosystems (FATE): drivers of diversity and future scenarios from ethno-ecology, contemporary ecology and ancient DNA”. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2019 an... Read more

2019-04-08
Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Distributed Systems
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Umeå University welcomes applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computing Science. Last date to apply is April 8, 2019. Work description The primary focus is research on autonomous systems management. Typical research problems focus on how to design automated and autonomous management systems to provide or enhance reliability, availability, performance, and cost- and energy-efficiency for ICT infrastructures and their applications. The... Read more

2019-04-05
Senior Research Engineer
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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The project available at the Department of Chemistry focuses on design and development of novel selective catalytic protocols for the formation of fine chemicals. We believe that the successful candidate is creative, imaginative, and an independent problem solver with experience from method development within organic synthesis. Apply no later than 5 April 2019. Project description The availability of efficient, selective and environmentally benign synthetic methods are of utmost importance in... Read more

2019-04-05
Postdoc with focus on global challenges
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper
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The department of Culture and Media Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, and has a broad educational and research field within the diciplines ethnology, cultural analysis, literary studies, the teaching of literature, media-and communication studies and museology. The department has about 60 employees and the unique combination of disciplines makes the department a creative milieu with an intersection of culture, literature and media. http://www.kultmed.umu.se The... Read more

2019-04-05
Research Engineer
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a research engineer that will work on large scale bioinformatics analysis of sequencing data from historical air filters, with the purpose to identify pathogens. The position is on 100% and is limited to 10 months. Start date is 1st of May 2019 or according to agreement. Deadline for applications is 5th of April 2019. Work tasks You will work with the analysis of large scale sequencing data. The data comes from air filters that has been collected every week during 40 years ... Read more

2019-04-05
Postdoc with focus on cultural and democratization processes
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper
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The department of Culture and Media Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, and has a broad educational and research field within the diciplines ethnology, cultural analysis, literary studies, the teaching of literature, media-and communication studies and museology. The department has about 60 employees and the unique combination of disciplines makes the department a creative milieu with an intersection of culture, literature and media. http://www.kultmed.umu.se The... Read more

2019-04-04
Senior research assistant in RNA regulation in neural guidance
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description: We are announcing a temporary full time position as a Senior research assistant in the area of developmental neuroscience at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology. The position is in Associate Professor Sara Wilson’s research group. The main focus of our research is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of neural circuits in normal development, neurodevelopmental disorders and in cancer progression ( https://www.umu.se/en/r... Read more

2019-04-01
PhD position in Ecology – Belowground connections between forests and streams
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position in stream and riparian biogeochemistry. The expected starting date for the PhD position is June 01, 2019 but this can be negotiated. Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Project description Ecosystem processes on land regulate the timing and magnitude of carbon and nutrient supply to aquatic systems (streams and lakes). In northern boreal landscapes, we hypothesize that... Read more

2019-03-31
PhD student position in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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PhD student position in Computational Science and Engineering Summary The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is looking for a PhD student in computational science and engineering for a project aimed at method development for computational design optimization. The application deadline is March 31, 2019. About the department and research environment The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is a dynamic environment with around 100 employees representing more than 20... Read more

2019-03-30
A postdoctoral position in pancreatic cancer research with focus on neuronal interactions
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • 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 May 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). Behind the centre stands the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation together with, among others, Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council... Read more

2019-03-30
A postdoctoral position in pancreatic cancer research with focus on early detection and advanced imaging
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • 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 May 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 County... Read more

2019-03-29
PhD student in chemistry with focus on oncometabolomics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry at Umeå University is looking for a PhD student within the field of metabolomics, to study the impact of the metabolome on the development of malignant brain tumors (glioma). Application is open until 29 March 2019. Project description Our research group offers broad transnational collaborations and a creative environment. Within the collaboration, a large clinical material originating from glioma cases and controls has been collected with corresponding clinical an... Read more

2019-03-29
PhD position in Energy Technology - Thermal Process Chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Energiteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research majorly in the fields of energy technology and 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 wit... Read more

2019-03-26
PhD position in Molecular Biology at The Department of Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Background and description of work tasks The project aims at studying the impact of cell-autonomous defense responses on the intracellular growth of obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens, such as Chlamydia trachomatis. Specifically, the doctoral student will generate various defense-deficient cell lines, characterize the effect of defense inactivation on pathogen propagation, and identify and characterize virulence factors that make pathogens insensitive to cell-autonomous immunity. The... Read more

2019-03-26
Senior lecturer in Religious Studies with a focus on Religious Education
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is seeking a senior university lecturer in Religious Studies with a focus on Religious Education. 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... Read more

2019-03-22
PhD student position in Medical Science with an orientation towards Histology and Cell Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Description of the PhD-project:  Understanding the process of skill acquisition is a long-standing topic in neuroscience. During learning, the brain initially tries out numerous candidate circuits until the best candidate circuit is selected for further local fine-tuning. During the first phase, this process is hypothesized to be associated with growth of brain structure, which partially retracts after the best circuit for the job has been selected. This PhD project aims at applying advanced... Read more

2019-03-22
Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Project description: We are announcing a postdoc position in cognitive neuroscience of aging at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI, www.ufbi.umu.se ) and at Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine (WCMM, http://www.wcmm.umu.se/english/ ) in collaboration with the Stat4Reg Lab ( www.stat4reg.se ). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic... Read more

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