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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2019-11-11
PhD-position in Chemistry with focus on 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 11 November, 2019. 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 Expertis... Read more

2019-11-01
PhD student in Molecular Plant Physiology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-10-31
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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The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) 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 October 31st, 2019. Project description and working tasks Many of the keystone boreal forest trees, like Norway spruce and Scots pine, rely solely on sexual reproduction for regeneration. As climate change is expected to... Read more

2019-10-16
PhD student position in Chemistry with focus on Biochemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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We are seeking a PhD student for a research project where we study the cell wall of algae. The project aims to develop more efficient processes for converting renewable resources, which can replace products made from fossil raw material. Last day to apply is 16 October 2019. Working tasks The project is based on a collaboration between Umeå University (UmU) and other Nordic Universities/Research Institutes within the frame of a Nordic Center of Excellence (NordAqua, www.nordaqua.fi ) funded b... Read more

2019-10-15
Two-year postdoctoral position in the 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 announcing a full time postdoctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of aging at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) and Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI: www.ufbi.umu.se ; director: Lars Nyberg). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The research environment at UFBI is highly dynamic and stimulating, with... Read more

2019-10-15
Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy or Ethics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy or Ethics for a project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and user self-determination. The employment period is two years full-time (100%).  Job description The postdoc is expected to conduct philosophical research on the impact on user self-determination (autonomy) from the design of current and potential future AI. The output may include both single and co-authored... Read more

2019-10-14
Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor in Machine Learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet
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Umeå University welcomes applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Machine Learning . The position, which is established through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP, http://wasp-sweden.org/ ), comes with a substantial recruitment package (see below). Last day to apply is 2019-10-14 . Subject description Machine learning (ML) is the discipline concerned with computer software that can learn autonomously. ML, including both neural... Read more

2019-10-14
Postdoctoral Position in Artificial Intelligence
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Postdoctoral Position in Artificial Intelligence, with focus on  Software Engineering Methods for Responsible Artificial Intelligence Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoc position in Artificial Intelligence with focus on socially aware AI. The Socially Aware Artificial Intelligence group (led by prof. Frank Dignum) conducts research into AI systems that start from the premise that AI is used in social contexts and should be awar... Read more

2019-10-10
PhD position in Plant Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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). A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. Application deadline is 2019-10-10. Project description We are seeking for a PhD student t... Read more

2019-10-10
PhD Student Position in Computing Science with a focus on digital signal processing for computer music
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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PhD Student Position in Computing Science with a Focus on Digital Signal Processing for Computer Music The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking a candidate for a fully funded position as Ph.D. student to work on the topic "digital signal processing for computer music" for a project aimed at the development of algorithms and code for a fully automated dj-mixing system. The application deadline is October 10th, 2019 . About the position The doctoral student’s main task ... Read more

2019-10-08
PhD position in Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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We are looking for a PhD student in Medical Science with an orientation towards Molecular Biology and a special interest in mechanisms of epigenetic regulation by Polycomb group proteins. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years. The successful candidate will participate in activities provided by the the Department of Molecular Biology, Epigenetic Cooperation Norrland (EpiCoN) network and Integrated Science Lab (Icelab), thus providing... Read more

2019-10-07
Postdoctoral researcher (2 years)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-10-02
Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-10-02
PhD student position in computational science with focus on chemistry
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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 October 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

2019-10-02
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in multivariate analysis and deep learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-10-01
Project Assistant
  • Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a Project Assistant. The employment period is 6 months (100%).  Project description The work is carried out within the framework of the research project: “Banking Before Banks: Networks, Behaviour and Strategies in Early Financial Markets” financed from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund.  In pre-industrial Europe, networks were at the center of social, and above all, economic life. This is especially... Read more

2019-09-30
Associate Professor in Cell Biologi - Pharmacology or Toxicology
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department 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
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department 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

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral Position: Computational Genomics of Malaria Transmission
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. The employment period is two years full-time (100%). Job description The postdoc is expected to conduct independent philosophical research. In addition to research, the postdoc will contribute to the development of the research environment by actively participating in philosophical research seminars and other research activities. Certain administrative tasks related to... Read more

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral Position (two years) in Optimization for Statistical Learning
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a postdoctoral position in mathematical statistics within the centre Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems, and Software Program (WASP) with an emphasis on optimization for statistical learning. Last day to apply September 30, 2019. The appointment is for two years at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct excellent research, actively engage... Read more

2019-09-30
PhD student in Chemistry with focus on Industrial 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 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 2019-09-30. Project description The project aims at contributing to the development of a sustainable... Read more

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral Position: Single cell analysis of malaria parasite development
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department 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

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral Position (two years) in Statistical Learning with Sparsity
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a postdoctoral position in mathematical statistics, within the programme Wallenberg AI, Autonomous systems and software program (WASP), with an emphasis on statistical learning with sparsity and beyond. Last day to apply is September 30, 2019. The appointment is for two years at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct excellent research,... Read more

2019-09-30
Postdoctoral position in Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för fysik
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At the Department of Physics, a strong and expanding research is conducted in several different directions, eg. organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics. For more information, see   www.physics.umu.se/research . The Department of Physics is looking for a postdoctor to join the Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy Group ( www.umucombs.org ) to work on high-precision measurements of entire molecular bands using comb-based Fourier transform... Read more

2019-09-30
Senior research assistant (12 months), The Department of Molecular Biology
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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We are looking for a Senior research assistant to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University. It is a temporary position for 12 months with start 15th of November 2019. Last day to apply is 30 September 2019. Project description and work tasks We offer a scientifically stimulating environment provided by the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) at Umeå University and the Nordic EMBL... Read more

2019-09-24
Postdoctor, 2 years, in control systems and AI for robotic applications
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Robotik och reglerteknik
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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Physics and Electronics has approximately 90 employees and is responsible for education on the basic, advanced, and doctoral levels, as well as for research in technical subject areas. The department is responsible for 660 full-time students in energy, construction, and mechanical engineering as well as in electronics and media technology. More information about the department can be found at www.tfe.umu.se We are seekin... Read more

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