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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2021-08-01
PhD student in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. Apply August 01, at the latest. Description The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE). As a Ph.D. student, you should take doctoral courses and do an independent research project within finance. The course part of the doctoral... Read more

2021-06-30
Medfak läraranställningar med sakkunniggranskning- 201130
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för omvårdnad
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Tasks Qualification requirements Assessment criteria The weighting of assessment criteria Description of the assessment criteria Application Last application date is XX/XX/XXXX. Instructions for the application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here: https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ You apply via our e-recruitment system which you can reach via the application button below. When t... Read more

2021-06-15
WASP AI Program: PhD position in Optimization and Machine Learning
  • 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 mathematical statistics, focused on the interplay between optimization and machine learning. The position is for four years of doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. Last day to apply is June 15, 2021. Project description and tasks The interplay between optimization and machine learning is the cornerstone of many important advances in... Read more

2021-06-15
The project has no title
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap
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Application Last application date is xxxx-xx-xx. Applications should be made via our e-recruitment system Varbi. Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to your application can be found here: https://www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-medicine/human-resources/academic-positions-and-docentship/ .  We welcome your application!   Read more

2021-06-10
Research Engineer (50%) - Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 50 %
  • Department Energiteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics is looking for a research engineer focusing on energy technology and energy efficiency in buildings. The employment refers to part-time (50%) and is limited in time to 12 months with possible prolongation, starting on 2021-10-01 or by agreement. Application deadline is June 10, 2021 Project description The purpose of this project is to provide a data-driven model with Big Data. It shall constitute decision support for energy renovation for... Read more

2021-06-07
Professor in marine ecosystem science, and Director of Umeå Marine Sciences Centre
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå marina forskningscentrum
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Would you like to lead the development of research and marine management at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)? Umeå University is now searching for a professor and director. UMF is a work unit with about 20 employees and significant infrastructure for research and environmental monitoring. UMF is situated in Norrbyn, just south of Umeå, Sweden. As a professor you will be employed by the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Welcome with your application no later than 7 June 2021.... Read more

2021-06-04
Doctoral student in marine environmental chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry is looking for a doctoral student in environmental chemistry with a focus on marine environmental chemistry, starting as soon as possible. Are you interested in environmental contaminants and their behavior and effects in the sea? Do you have an MSc in environmental chemistry or analytical chemistry in combination with other areas in marine sciences? Take the chance to immerse yourself in the field, the last application date is June 4th, 2021. Tasks The employment ... Read more

2021-05-31
Associate Professor in Mathematical Statistics
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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We seek an Associate Professor in mathematical statistics for a permanent post. Applicants should strengthen our research in the area, which includes biostatistics, statistical learning, spatial statistics, and non-parametric statistics. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.  Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts research in computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modelling and analysis, as well as mathematical statistics.... Read more

2021-05-31
1-3 Associate professors positions in Architecture with focus on Social and Environmental Sustainability and Housing
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture, a department at Umeå University are looking for up to three Associate professors with a focus on social and environmental sustainability and housing. You are welcome to apply until May 31st 2021. Background Umeå School of Architecture is a department at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University founded in 2009 and located at Umeå Arts Campus. At Umeå School of Architecture, holistic, interdisciplinary and experimental approaches are seen as key to... Read more

2021-05-31
Associate Professor in History with focus on teacher education
  • 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 belongs to Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities and has about 110 employees. The Department combines researchers, teachers 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 Laboratory and... Read more

2021-05-31
Associate Professor in Religious Studies with focus on History of Religion
  • 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 belongs to Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities and has about 110 employees. The Department combines researchers, teachers 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 Laboratory and... Read more

2021-05-31
Associate Professor in Mathematics
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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We seek an Associate Professor in mathematics for a permanent post. Applicants are expected to strengthen our research in computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, or mathematical modelling and analysis. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.  Background The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts research in computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modelling and analysis, as well as mathematical statistics. Our teaching activities... Read more

2021-05-27
Postdoctoral fellow
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för Kost- & måltidsvetenskap
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The Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The position is a full-time post (100%) for a fixed term of two years, beginning by agreement. The deadline for applications is 27.05.2021. Main duties As a postdoctoral fellow, you are primarily expected to consolidate and further develop your research expertise. The main duties of the position are to conduct research associated with food, nutrition and culinary sciences, including publishing research... Read more

2021-05-27
Senior Research Engineer in Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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We are looking for a senior research engineer who will analyse field data on and write a report of geomorphic and hydraulic monitoring pre- and post- restoration of streams in northern Sweden. It is a full-time position limited to 4.5 months. Start date is August or September 2021, according to agreement. Application deadline is May 27, 2021. Description The selected candidate will analyze morphologic and hydraulic data of eight stream reaches surveyed one year before, one year after, and thr... Read more

2021-05-26
Research Engineer for in vivo Malaria Model
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology 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 EMBL Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for a Research Engineer for a two year... Read more

2021-05-24
Associate Professor in History
  • 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 belongs to Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities and has about 110 employees. The Department combines researchers, teachers 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 Laboratory and... Read more

2021-05-23
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Ecosystem Ecology – Synthesis of response decomposition responses to climate change
  • 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 (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a postdoctoral position (2 years) in “Ecosystem Ecology – Synthesis of decomposition responses to climate change”, at the Climate Impacts Research Centre, Umeå University. The employment is on full time and will begin on July 1st, 2021 or according to agreement. Application deadline is May 23, 2021. Project description and working tasks Changes in climate may alter the delicate balance between... Read more

2021-05-21
Postdoc position in Business Administration with specialization in marketing and public transportation
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for one postdoc with specialization in marketing and public transportation. Apply 2021-05-21 at the latest. The postdoctoral position is based at the Department of Business Administration and more specifically at the marketing section. The marketing section has a broad portfolio of research projects including various theoretical perspectives, methods and empirical settings. The section h... Read more

2021-05-17
PhD-student in human geography, specializing in economic geography
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Geografi
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The Department of Geography is to appoint a doctoral student in economic geography contributing to an ongoing research project about the conditions for work and welfare provision outside the largest urban areas in Sweden. The Department of Geography has around 40 employees and conducts extensive research within the field of human geography. Our main research and teaching evolve around topics like spatial planning, economic geography, tourism, resource management and sustainability. For more... Read more

2021-05-17
First research engineer position in plant biotechnology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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A research engineer position is available at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre (www.upsc.se); a highly stimulating research environment at Umeå University. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work with proof-of-concept activities in close collaboration with SweTree Technologies AB.  Description of project Large amounts of crop and forest production are lost every year to unfavourable weather conditions, and climate change will increase the volatility... Read more

2021-05-17
PhD student position in chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are seeking a PhD student in chemistry that will be part of a research team focused on understanding structural dynamics in proteins involved in antibiotic resistance. We use experimental techniques such as time-resolved X-ray scattering, cryo-electron microscopy and biochemical assays, as well as computer simulation. Application deadline is May 17th, 2021.   Project description Antibiotic resistance has been identified as one of the primary global threats to humans, society, and healthcar... Read more

2021-05-17
Postdoc position in gender studies
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS)
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Umeå Center for Gender Studies is searching for a postdoctoral researcher with a focus on gender. The employment amounts to two years of full time with placement at Umeå Center for Gender Studies, Umeå University. The employment includes own research with at least 80% of full-time. Teaching amounts to a maximum of 20% of full-time. Starting date is September 1 2021 or upon agreement. The employment The position is funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences as part of a research initiative... Read more

2021-05-17
Associate Senior Lecturer position in Statistics and Data Science
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statistik
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Associate Senior Lecturer position in Statistics and Data Science The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for an Associate Senior University Lecturer in Statistics and Data Science, who can perform high quality methodological statistical research. Work description The purpose of this tenure-track appointment is that an Associate Senior Lecturer shall be given the opportunity to develop his or her independence as a researcher and acquire... Read more

2021-05-17
Research Engineer, Data Centers and Cloud Computing
  • 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 recruiting a research engineer to the Autonomous Distributed Systems (ADS) group. Deadline for application is May 17, 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 120 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The ADS group conducts research into autonomous distributed systems and applications, including Cloud and Edge systems and applications, and back-end infrastructures such as data... Read more

2021-05-15
Postdoc position in Formal verification of Automated Decision-making systems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The research group Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on formal verification of algorithmic decision-making systems. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We conduct education and research on a broad... Read more

2021-05-15
PhD 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 May 15. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. The Interactive and Intelligent Systems group (led by prof.... Read more

2021-05-15
PhD position in Space Physics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysik
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Department of Physics  at Umeå University ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/ ) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics, space physics, and theoretical physics The Department of Physics  is now looking for a PhD student in space physics. Last day to apply is May 15, 2021.  Starting date, September 1, 2021, or by appointment. Work task and project description The solar wind carries large amounts of energy and... Read more

2021-05-15
Postdoc position in Democracy, Participation and Artificial Intelligence
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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The research group Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on tools and methods for participatory deliberation. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We conduct education and research on a broad range of... Read more

2021-05-14
Ph.D position in Political Science, focusing on Environment and natural resource politics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Environment and natural resource politics. Starting date September 1, 2021. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Environment and natural resource politics. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/environment-and-natural-resource-politics... Read more

2021-05-14
Ph.D. position in Political Science focusing on Peace- and Conflict studies
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Peace and Conflict studies. Starting date September 1, 2021. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Peace and Conflict Studies. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/peace-and-conflict-studies/ We are happy to see applicants with a... Read more

2021-05-14
Ph.D in Political Science, focus on Municipalities, Regions and Public Sector
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Municipalities, Regions and Public Sector Activities. Starting date September 1, 2021. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Municipalities, Regions and Public Sector Activities. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/municipalities-regi... Read more

2021-05-14
Ph.D. position in Political Science focusing on Representative Democracy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
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The Department of Political Science wants to strengthen the research group with a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Representative Democracy – institutions and political parties in Sweden, Europe and the EU . Starting date September 1, 2021. The announcement is within the framework of one of the department's five research profiles. This position is within the research profile Representative Democracy – institutions and political parties in Sweden, Europe and the EU. For mo... Read more

2021-05-14
PhD positions in energy technology with focus on big-data analysis and machine learning for energy efficiency
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Energiteknik
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We are recruiting up to two PhD students in sustainable built environment. The successful applicants will participate in research activities in the research group “Energy Efficiency” at Umeå University. The start date of successful candidates is up for negotiation, but we expect the new PhD students could join the group between August and November, 2021. Application deadline is 14 May 2021 . Project description Large databases of building characteristics and energy use are becoming more widel... Read more

2021-05-14
PhD student position in biogeochemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Our planet has more organic carbon in its fragile soil layers than all the carbon on land and atmosphere combined. The Department of Chemistry are now hiring a PhD student to research the molecular interactions between natural organic molecules and mineral surfaces, using both molecular simulations and experiments. About the project Improving our understanding of the contributions of mineral surfaces to overall organic C input, fertility and stabilization – at the molecular scale – is needed... Read more

2021-05-13
Senior research assistant position in cognitive neuroscience of aging
  • 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 looking for a senior research assistant position in cognitive neuroscience of aging for the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. WCMM conducts research in various medical arena including cance... Read more

2021-05-10
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in molecular parasitology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral scientist to the project “high-resolution functional mapping of armadillo repeat proteins in malaria parasite protein trafficking”. The position is funded by Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). The position is full-time for two years with access June 2021 or by agreement. Department of Molecular Biology The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's main tasks involve research, graduate education,... Read more

2021-05-10
PhD student position in chemistry with specialization in biochemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Programmed cell death, the genetically encoded suicide of specific cells, is best known in multicellular organisms, but has recently also been observed in single-cell organisms. A family of metacaspase proteases is highly important in the process. We study metacaspases and their homologues in unicellular photosynthetic organisms. Working tasks You will be included in an international research group performing research on plant proteases. Studies will be performed in the green algae... Read more

2021-05-10
Postdoc 2 years, high-throughput method development for malaria parasites
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education as well as interactions with the community. Affiliated with both the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine, the department's research and education activity includes several molecular biological areas within science and medicine: cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, tumour biology and neurobiology in... Read more

2021-05-10
Teaching assistants to Umeå School of Architecture
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 10%
  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) has two open positions as teaching assistants in our workshop and communication department for the Fall term of 2021 and Spring term of 2022. Tasks The work as a teaching assistant means that you are hired by Umeå university and work either in the workshop or with communication at UMA. The tasks in the workshop consist of Different kinds of service and maintenance jobs  Control and maintenance of equipment for digital production (laser, 3D-printers, cutting... Read more

2021-05-07
Associate Professor in Chemometrics (24 months fixed-term 20 %)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 20 %
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Work description The employment mainly involves teaching at the Department of Chemistry’s courses in Chemometrics and Experimental design & Multivariate data analysis. The tasks also include course coordination, responsibility for examination and evaluation. Furthermore, development of a new course in Multivariate analysis to be part of the department’s PhD education program is included. Eligibility requirements According to Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person is ... Read more

2021-05-06
Senior research assistant position in integrative neurophysiology cognitive neuroscience
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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We are seeking a highly motivated senior research assistant to join our group for Integrative Neurophysiology - with a special focus on molecular techniques in physiology, at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University. The position is to 2021-12-31 and start June 1st or upon agreement. Project description 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 cerebra... Read more

2021-05-06
PhD in Medical science with an orientation towards Physiology
  • 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, Umeå University, is seeking a PhD in Medical Science with an orientation towards Physiology. The main research areas within the Department of Integrative Medical Biology are Neurobiology, Myology and Diabetes as well as Endocytosis and Exocytosis. The Department belongs to the Faculty of Medicine, which offers a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. Description of t... Read more

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