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2019-10-07
Postdoctoral researcher (2 years)
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Postdoctoral researcher positions (2 years) in distributed systems 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 group. 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... Read more

2019-09-30
Associate Professor in Cell Biologi - Pharmacology or Toxicology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science and Technology is now looking for an Associate Professor in the field of Cell Biology with a focus on Pharmacology or Toxicology. The employee must conduct independent research and provide research education, as well as teach at the undergraduate level,supervise PhD students and participate in post-graduate education in the subject area. Well-established independent principal investigators are encouraged to apply. The deadline for... Read more

2019-09-30
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

2019-09-18
Professor in Informatics
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för informatik
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Professor in Informatics The Department of Informatics is recruiting a full-time Professor in Informatics. Responsibilities As a Professor of Informatics, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development of the research environment at the department with a focus on the digitalization of the society. The employment includes initiating, conducting, leading and developing research and the research environment at the department and participation in the work to... Read more

2019-09-16
PhD position in ecology - Seasonality of arctic plant-soil-microbe interactions
  • 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 on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in Arctic ecosystems, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, north Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement. Application deadline is September 16, 2019. Project description Arctic ecosystems store large amounts of organic carbon in plants and soil. Changes in their carbon uptake and release can... Read more

2019-09-08
Phd Student Position, Computing Science
  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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WASP HS Program PhD Student Position Research topic: AI implications for democracy and self-determination Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially intelligent systems for human-agent collaboration. Deadline for application is September 8, 2019. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with more than100 employees... Read more

2019-09-03
Postdoctoral researcher position, Computing Science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Postdoctoral researcher position (2 years), in Software Engineering focusing on Resource Management Systems The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (www.cs.umu.se) is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in software engineering focusing on resource management systems. The project is in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. The position is funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI,... Read more

2019-09-02
Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in environmental archaeology, to be based at The Environmental Archaeology Lab (MAL). The employment period is two years full-time (100%). Job description The postdoc will be primarily expected to conduct research in environmental archaeology in any relevant direction. In addition to research, the postdoc will contribute to the development of the research environment by participating in... Read more

2019-09-02
PhD student position in computational science with focus on chemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry are 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 2 September 2019. 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

2019-09-02
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in multivariate analysis and deep learning
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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Department of Chemistry is looking for a postdoctor to a project where we will develop new e-science methods that fundamentally integrates Deep Learning and Multivariate analysis. The main task for the postdoctor 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... Read more

2019-08-30
WASP AI Program PhD Position in Mathematical Statistics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • 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 statistical learning with sparsity and deep network models. The position is for four years of research, including courses at the graduate level. Last day to apply is August 30, 2019. Background The expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in the broad sense, is one of the most exciting developments of the 21st century. This progress opens up many... Read more

2019-08-30
Associate Professor in Physical Geography
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a position as an Associate Professor in Physical Geography who will initiate, conduct, lead and develop research in the subject area, and actively participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education at the department. Last date to apply is August 30, 2019 . Work description This position will during an initial period of 3 years include 50 % research within Physical Geography and 50 % teaching at the undergradua... Read more

2019-08-30
Associate Professor in Genetics, 50 %
  • Permanent position
  • 50 %
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a position as an Associate Professor in Genetics with a focus on Evolutionary Biology or Biodiversity who will initiate, conduct, lead and develop research in the subject area, and actively participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education at the department. Last date to apply is August 30, 2019 . Work description This position is equivalent to 50 % of a full time. During an initial period of 3 years, half of... Read more

2019-08-30
PhD Position in Applied 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 Statistics at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematics with focus on analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimization. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Apply latest 30 August 2019.   Project description and tasks Many problems in nature, e.g., in fluid dynamics, heat conduction, optimization and mechanics, motivate a deeper mathematical understanding of partia... Read more

2019-08-30
Associate Professor in Environmental Science
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a position as an Associate Professor in Environmental Science who will initiate, conduct, lead and develop research in the subject area, and actively participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education at the department. Last date to apply is August 30, 2019 . Work description This position will, during an initial period of 3 years, include 50 % research within Environmental Science and 50 % teaching, course... Read more

2019-08-20
Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science  is looking for an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence with focus on Responsibility and Ethics of AI . Last day to apply is 2019-08-20. Work description Foundational research on a wide area of AI subjects, with primary focus on societal impact. Although focus is on foundational artificial intelligence, the person holding the position should also be able to apply the research in different application areas. Work will also include teaching and... Read more

2019-08-20
Professor in Nursing
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för omvårdnad
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Tasks Tasks include research and development work in the field of nursing. The professor is expected to lead research and represent the subject in an academic context. This may include staff and organisation management. In addition, the professor is expected to attract external research grants in a competitive environment and finance the creation and operation of their own research group. Tasks also include teaching/supervision and examination in the subject of nursing at first and second cyc... Read more

2019-08-20
Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computing Science is looking for an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence with focus on human-AI interaction.  Last day to apply is 2019-08-20.  Work description Foundational research on a wide area of AI subjects, with primary focus on societal impact. Although focus is on foundational artificial intelligence, the person holding the position should also be able to apply the research in different application areas. Work will also include teaching and supervision on... Read more

2019-08-19
PhD student position in Computing Science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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PhD student position in Computing Science, focusing on analytics-driven edge cloud automation Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on analytics-driven edge cloud automation. Deadline for application is August 19, 2019. Project description We invite candidates to apply for one PhD student position funded by Ericsson Research and the Umeå University Industrial Graduate School. The projec... Read more

2019-08-19
PhD student position in Computing Science
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för datavetenskap
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PhD student position in Computing Science, focusing on Anomaly Detection for Edge Clouds. Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on Anomaly Detection for Edge Clouds. Deadline for application is August 19, 2019 . Project description We invite candidates to apply for one PhD student position funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems a... Read more

2019-08-18
PhD student in Experimental Physics with a focus on Organic Electronics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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At the Department of Physics , a strong and expanding research is carried out in areas such as Organic Electronics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology and Photonics. For more information see:  www.physics.umu.se/forskning .  The Department of Physics is now looking for a PhD student in Experimental Physics for a project within the subject area of Organic Electronics . The last day for application is August 18, 2019. The starting date is 1st of October 2019 or according to agreement.... Read more

2019-08-16
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, journalism, cultural analysis, literary studies, 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 department of Culture... Read more

2019-08-12
Postdoctoral fellow in molecular colorectal cancer epidemiology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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We welcome applications for postdoctoral studies in integrative molecular epidemiology (colorectal cancer) at the Department of radiation sciences, Umeå University. The position is for two years, starting in autumn 2019, or upon other agreement. Project description: The research project aims to identify, distinguish between, and validate risk-predictive and diagnostic biomarkers of colorectal cancer. Combining blood-based biomarkers with refined risk profiling could allow more personalized... Read more

2019-08-09
PhD, Political Science, focus on political parties in democratic challenges
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science is recruiting a PhD Candidate for a position focusing on political parties in democratic challenges. The start date for the position is October 1 2019 or by agreement. Political parties are key actors in democratic states. The challenges that parties face is a topic that unites researchers within several of the department's research profiles, which opens up many research avenues. For example, thesis projects can be designed to focus on the national, regiona... Read more

2019-08-09
PhD Position in Political Science, focus on representative democracy
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science is recruiting a PhD Candidate to a position focusing on representative democracy. The start date for the position is October 1 2019 or by agreement. This PhD position is part of one of the department’s five research profiles: Representative democracy and its challenges. The researchers within this profile focus on central representative institutions and actors in Sweden and Europe. One key issue is: How does representative democracy at the national and... Read more

2019-08-09
Senior Research Assistant in neurobiology
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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The department of Integrative Medical Biology announces a full time position as Senior Research Assistant in Dr. Sara af Bjerkén’s group. The applicant will participate within a research project investigating the potential beneficial effects of antioxidants in neurodegeneration. The research, based in animal models, focuses on neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson’s disease. The methodology includes advanced electrochemical recordings (such as in vivo voltammetry) as well as small-animal... Read more

2019-08-07
Research Engineer, 12 months, in Malaria Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology The Department of Molecular Biology belongs to both the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine. It provides a vibrant and international environment with about 175 employees from 37 countries. The department's main tasks are research and postgraduate education, basic education and collaboration with the surrounding society. For more information, see www.umu.se/en/department-of-molecular-biology/ . We are now looking for a research... Read more

2019-08-07
Postdoctoral Position: Computational Genomics of Malaria Transmission
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The 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. 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

2019-08-07
Postdoctoral researcher in human geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography seeks applications for an open postdoc position. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project “Money makes the world go round? Geographical perspectives on downshifting and voluntary simplicity as sustainable ways of life”, financed by the Swedish research council FORMAS. The project and duties The postdoctoral project focuses on individual, municipal and spatial issues through case studies in Sweden, at least one of which will be conducted in... Read more

2019-08-07
Postdoctoral Position: Single cell analysis of malaria parasite development
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The 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. 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

2019-08-05
PhD-position in Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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We are now recruiting a PhD student to a project where we study translocation of bacterial proteins, especially in Gram-negative bacteria. The main techniques that we use are structural biology in combination with biochemical methods. The applicant should have experience in biochemistry research and be interested in structural biology. Application deadline is 5 August 2019. Description The project involves research on bacterial proteins using structural biology approaches. In particular, the... Read more

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