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  • 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 biogeochemistry postdoc for a research project on the formation of methylmercury in oxygen deficient coastal seas. The employment is full-time for two years with starting date 1st of February 2023, or by agreement.  Project description and working tasks  You will be part of a team studying processes for the formation of methylmercury in oxygen deficient coastal environments with a focus on how microbial community composition, chemical speciation of... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are recruiting a doctoral student for a fully funded four-year research project on mercury biogeochemistry. The project involves advanced training in microbial biogeochemistry and analytical chemistry. We seek a candidate who is interested in identifying molecular mechanisms for formation of methylmercury in biofilms. Apply by 30th of November 2022. Working tasks This research project fully supports a PhD student to study mechanisms for formation of methylmercury in anaerobic microbial... Read more

  • 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 radiology, oncology, cognitive neuroscience, radiation physics and bio-medical engineering. The department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University. We are now looking for a PhD student for a project involving machine learning, quantitative imaging with photon counting computed tomography (PCCT), and proton therapy treatment planning. The position is a four-year... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 100 employees and conducts research in fields such as energy technology, applied physics, laser spectroscopy and applied electronics. For more information see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-applied-physics-and-electronics/research/. The Applied Optics group (https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/als/) at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics is recruiting a PhD student to study and characterize oxy-fuel... Read more

  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Do you want to contribute to top quality science and innovation within the life sciences? Do you also have a PhD and experience in medicinal chemistry / chemical biology and are service-oriented and communicative? Now, CBCS node at Umeå University offer a chance to be part of, and develop, a national infrastructure in the field. Welcome to apply before 2022-10-28. Description Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden ( www.cbcs.se ) helps Swedish researchers with projects in chemical biology in all... Read more

  • Type of employment Permanent position
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  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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The department of Ecology and Environmental Science, EMG, is opening a senior research engineer position for a project studying adaptation of coastal bacteria to environmental change. The employment is ongoing and on fulltime, expected to start 2022-11-01 or according to agreement. Probationary period may be applied. Application deadline 2022-10-26. Project description Coastal zones are high-productive environments, which are influenced both by terrestrial and marine offshore systems. Coastal... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för informatik
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Job assignment You will join a growing and dynamic team within the project “Human-Centered AI for Health, Autonomy and Wellbeing”, where we are critically exploring co-design of AI-based tools for health and wellbeing. To do so, we apply soma design, as well as speculative design methods, engaging with more-than-human, decolonial and feminist epistemologies, to critique and explore new design spaces around alternative wellbeing practices, and articulate relations between bodies and AI-based... Read more

  • 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 at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a postdoc position (2 years) focusing on plant-soil interactions in arctic tundra, and how these are driven by abundance of plants and / or their mycorrhizal associates. The position is based in Umeå, with fieldwork at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, Sweden. Start date 1 December or according to agreement. Application deadline is October 24th. Project description This position... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för epidemiologi och global hälsa
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We are looking for you with a strong interest for epidemiological research about social inequalities in health and healthcare! We welcome applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in epidemiology, specialization in social epidemiology, within the frame of two register-based research projects about inequities in the Swedish health system. The position is located at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden. The position is for two years, full-time and... Read more

PhD Position in Experimental Physics

Apply before 2022-10-21

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysik
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The Relativistic Attosecond Physics Laboratory (REAL, www.realumu.org ), at the Department of Physics at Umeå University ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/ ) is looking for a PhD student in experimental physics for a project aimed at ‘ Relativistic laser-nanoplasma interaction ’. Application deadline is October 21, 2022. Starting date is November 1, 2022 (can be negotiated). Project Description The selected candidate will work within the research project ‘Relativistic nanophotonic... Read more

PhD student in chemistry, focus organic chemistry

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  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are now recruiting a doctoral student to a research project within chemical biology. The applicant should have experience in organic chemistry research and be interested in the design and development of small drug-like molecules, and fulfill the other requirements. Last day to apply is 21 October 2022. Work description The department of chemistry at Umeå University holds a strong position in the field of chemical biology where collaborations over disciplines are a key to be able to answer... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The Department of Computer Science, characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison, is looking for a Doctoral student in computing science with a focus on responsible AI with learning from multiple representations. The Department of Computing science has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. The 60... Read more

  • 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 now announcing a Ph.D student position. The position is on fulltime for four years, starting 1st of December 2022 or upon agreement.  Description of the PhD-Project Cannabinoid CB1 and dopamine D2 receptors can physically interact to form CB1/D2 heteromers that could constitute important therapeutic targets for a wide range of CNS disorders. However, the pharmacological importance of this interaction is yet to be determined on a molecular level... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Sociologiska institutionen
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The Department of Sociology at Umeå University is pleased to invite applications for a PhD position focusing on the comparative political sociology of climate policymaking, starting January 1 st 2023, or by agreement. Research project This PhD project will be carried out as part of the larger research project “In Search of Decoupling.”  The candidate will conduct case studies with the purpose of understanding how some societies have succeeded in mitigating some environmental problems, includi... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för odontologi
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The Department of Odontology conducts teaching in the dental program, dental hygienist program and dental technician program as well as research in mouth, face and jaws. Today there are approximately 70 employees who work in education, research and administration within the department. Here is an opportunity to apply for a position as a postdoctoral fellow in oral immunology to in detail study the role of the immune system in periodontitis and general mechanisms that control inflammation-driv... Read more

Post doctor in NMR-based structural biology

Apply before 2022-10-14

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry seeks a postdoctor for structure determination of membrane-bound proteins of the Bcl-2 family involved in apoptosis. The employment is full-time for two years with access January 1st, 2023 or by agreement. Last day to apply is 14th October 2022. Project description and working tasks  This postdoctoral position is part of a Swedish council financed research project to unravel the regulation of programmed cell death at the molecular level with focus on the structure ... Read more

Senior Research Assistant in Digital Archaeology

Apply before 2022-10-14

  • 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 part of Umeå University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities has about 110 employees. The department combines researchers, lecturers, and students within the fields of archaeology, environmental archaeology, philosophy, history, history and education, history of science and ideas, religious studies, and theology under one roof. The department also hosts two national research infrastructures:  The Environmental Archaeology... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Do you want to contribute to medical research of the highest quality? Being a doctoral student means engaging in a research project under the supervision of experienced researchers and according to an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate education is required. We are looking for a doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Microbiology. You will be part of a multidisciplinary collaboration, which consists of specialists in... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för hållbar hälsa
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Description of the project Sustainable health is partner in a new EU project called VALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS (VALESOR). It is primarily a matter of finding financial costs for air pollution-caused illnesses and premature deaths, but also other environmental stressors are of interest. A large part of the project will deal with the economic measures developed for economic valuation of various environmental stressors. Health measures such as disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs),... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Geografi
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Are you interested in sustainability and the use of natural resources? The Department of Geography at Umeå University offers a doctoral position in human geography with a focus on societal transitions for a sustainable forest management and energy system. The position is expected to start December 2022 or according to agreements. The application should be submitted at the latest 12 Oct 2022. Research project With climate change the risk of forest damages by for example fire, pest, and pathoge... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 20%
  • Department Institutionen för informatik
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The Department of Informatics is now looking for a number of teacher assistants / project assistant (amanuenser). At our department, research and education are conducted with a focus on digitization of society, organizations and interaction. Digital technology has become an enabler for changed ways of living and doing business. At the department, we provide education both within independent courses and within our three undergraduate programs: The Systems Science program with a focus on design... Read more

Associate Professor in English Literature

Apply before 2022-10-10

  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för språkstudier
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The Department of Language Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Umeå University conducts teaching and research in language, literature and didactics in Swedish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Linguistics, Meänkieli, Russian, Sami, Spanish, Swedish and German. We are now seeking an Associate Professor in English Literature. The employment is a temporary position starting on January 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023 Description and work duties The Associate Professor is primarily expected ... Read more

Associate Professor in English Linguistics

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  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 50%
  • Department Institutionen för språkstudier
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The Department of Language Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Umeå University conducts teaching and research in language, literature and didactics in Swedish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Linguistics, Meänkieli, Russian, Sami, Spanish, Swedish and German. We are now seeking an Associate Professor in English Linguistics. The employment is a half time temporary position starting on January 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023 Description and work duties The Associate Professor is primaril... Read more

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