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2018-09-15
Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Magnetospheric physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics is looking for an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position in magnetospheric physics. This is a full-time (100%) position for two years. Starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement. The postdoctoral project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Colorado, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, and Shandong University, Weihai. Application deadline is 2018-09-15. Project description The aim of the project... Read more

2018-09-01
PhD student position in Medical Science with an orientation towards Anatomy
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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We offer a Ph.D student position at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden. Description of the PhD-Project Peripheral nerve injuries can be surgically repaired, but the drawback is that the nerve heals slowly, and by the time it reaches its target, the muscle, may have suffered degeneration, so that it is no longer functional. This PhD project aims at applying novel imaging techniques to degenerating nerves and for following the regenerating nerves in... Read more

2018-08-31
PhD position in Ecology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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PhD position in Ecology The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position focused on drivers for occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments. You are expected to begin your position in autumn 2018. Application deadline is 31 August 2018. Description The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science opens a PhD student position focused on drivers for occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in... Read more

2018-08-24
PhD-student position in medical science with an orientation towards cell biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Description of the PhD-Project: The aim of the project is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of nerve/tumor interactions during tumor progression. During tumor progression nerves and tumors interact resulting in tumor cells using nerves as a metastatic route out of the organ, through a process called perineural invasion (PNI). While this is robustly documented at a histological level, the molecular mechanisms underlying this, remain poorly understood. You will join an... Read more

2018-08-19
Senior Lecturer/Associate professor in Physiology
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi
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Work description Responsibilities include managing and conducting high quality research and post graduate training. The infrastructure at the department is primarily organized to support research with in the field of neurosciences. The Department of Integrative Medical Biology is responsible for education in all areas of medical physiology to undergraduate students in the medical and dental school, and in several health care programs at the Faculty of Medicine. Duties therefore also include... Read more

2018-08-17
PhD student in Social and Economic Geography
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kulturgeografi
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The Department of Geography and Economic History is recruiting a PhD student in social and economic geography . The department is located at Umeå University and has around 70 employees including about 10 PhD students. For more information on the department and Umeå University please visit the following web pages: www.geoekhist.umu.se or www.umu.se The holder of this position is expected to work within the framework of two ongoing research projects: Mobilising the rural: post-productivism and... Read more

2018-08-17
Postdoc at Umeå Institute of Design (2 years)
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100
  • Designhögskolan
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Umeå Institute of Design is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher to be part of the research project Design Philosophy for Things that Change. This is a two-year full-time position. Application deadline is August 17, 2018. Project description This project is about developing a design philosophy for things that change: a philosophical and aesthetical foundation that forms and informs a design practice capable of conceptually handling the complexity of the evolving, globally... Read more

2018-08-15
Postdoctoral position in Chemistry (NMR-based structural biology)
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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This postdoctoral position is part of a project where we investigate the structure of membrane-coupled proteins of the Bcl-2 family by using mainly solid-state NMR methods (complementary also neutron scattering approaches). The Bcl-2 family regulates how nature removes damaged, infected and redundant cells via a strictly controlled process, named programmed cell death (apoptosis). The employment that is placed on the Department of Chemistry is full-time for a period of two years, starting at ... Read more

2018-08-12
Professor of Forensic Medicine, combined with a position as specialist doctor in forensic medicine at the Unit of Forensic Medicine at the National Board of Forensic Medicine in Umeå
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Rättsmedicin
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Field of study Forensic Medicine  Work description The tasks consist of research and development in forensic medicine. The tasks also include teaching/supervision in the subject on the first-cycle and second-cycle programmes, primarily those in medicine, law and dentistry, although teaching on other programmes and courses as well as closely related subjects may also be included. The professor shall be an active researcher and shall also teach the subject at third-cycle level. The development ... Read more

2018-08-10
PhD-position within Biochemistry - Autophagy mechanisms
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • 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 August 10, 2018. The lab is located within the cross-disciplinary Chemical Biological Centre (video) ( www.kbc.umu.se/english/ ) 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 Expertise Platform, X-ray, Proteomics,... Read more

2018-08-10
Template - Professor or senior lecturer
  • Permanent position
  • 100 %
  • Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Work description Entry requirements and basis of assessment Weightning and description of the basis of assessment Application Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here http://www.medfak.umu.se/english/instr-professor-m-fl/?languageId=1 You apply via our e-recruitment system which is accessed via the application button below. Once the application is received, you will receive a reply. We look forward to receiving your application! Read more

2018-08-10
PhD-position within Biochemistry – Chemo-optogenetics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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At the Department of Chemistry we are looking for a doctoral candidate within the project Chemo-optogenics. Last day to apply is August 10, 2018. The lab is located within the cross-disciplinary Chemical Biological Centre (video) ( www.kbc.umu.se/english/ ) 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 Expertise Platform, X-ray, Proteomics, NMR... Read more

2018-08-06
PhD position in Chemistry within Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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Characterization and thermal treatment of sewage sludge The focus of the PhD project is to investigate thermal treatment methods of sewage sludge and how this process can be optimized to increase resource cycling and also produce materials that could be used in various applications. The PhD student position is part of the Industrial Graduate School (IDS) at Umeå University which aims at increasing the collaboration between Umeå University, companies and public organizations. The application... Read more

2018-07-31
PhD Position in Theoretical plasma physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The department of Physics at Umeå University ( www.physics.umu.se ) conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics.   The Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in theoretical plasma physics for a project aimed at dense plasmas and laser-plasma interaction. The application deadline is 2018-07-31. The position will open in 2018-09-01 (the exact start date can be negotiated). Project Descripti... Read more

2018-07-30
Research Engineer: Research Support for in vivo Malaria Model
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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Molecular Biology Department 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 EMBL Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Description of tasks We are building a new research group at MIMS to study th... Read more

2018-07-30
Postdoctoral Research Position: Transmission Blocking Malaria Vaccine
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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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. The position 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 (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The Billker lab is... Read more

2018-07-30
Postdoctoral Research Position: Functional Genomics of Malaria Transmission
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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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. The position 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 (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The Billker lab is... Read more

2018-07-30
Postdoctoral Research Position: Evolution of Sex
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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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. The position 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 (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The Billker lab is... Read more

2018-07-30
Computational Biologist – Genomics of Malaria Transmission
  • Permanent position
  • 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 EMBL Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Description of tasks We are building a new research team of... Read more

2018-07-12
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/). 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... Read more

2018-07-05
PhD student in Sociology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Heltid
  • Sociologiska institutionen
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Research project The PhD position is part of a research program that investigates prejudice and how it evolves over time. We welcome applications that propose research on attitudes, ideologies, or behavioral manifestations of prejudice, such as discrimination, intergroup conflict, violence, or support for specific political movements or political parties. Current studies within the program tend to focus on anti-immigrant sentiment and opposition to immigration, but sexism, ageism, racism,... Read more

2018-07-04
Senior research engineer
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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The Department of Chemistry is seeking a senior research engineer for a project on autophagy mechanisms. The employment is full-time and limited to 2018-12-31. Last day to apply is July 4, 2018. Project description One of the main interests of the group is a system that has been evaluated at the molecular and cellular level with a range of chemical, molecular and cell biological techniques concerns mechanism of autophagy. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved self-eating process mainly to... Read more

2018-06-26
Lecturer in architecture with focus on relational architecture
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Arkitekthögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Umeå School of Architecture is announcing a temporary position as lecturer in architecture. The position is a full-time temporary position for eleven months. The starting date is 2018-09-01 or according to agreement. The final date for applications is 2018-06-26. Tasks The main task is teaching in a studio environment at the bachelor’s and master’s level in the Architectural programme. This includes planning, teaching, tutoring, examinations, presentations, and development of educational and... Read more

2018-06-26
Lecturer in architecture with focus on temporary architecture
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Arkitekthögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Umeå School of Architecture is announcing a temporary position as lecturer in architecture. The position is a full-time temporary position for eleven months. The starting date is 2018-09-01 or according to agreement. The final date for applications is 2018-06-26. Tasks The main task is teaching in a studio environment at the bachelor’s and master’s level in the Architectural programme. This includes planning, teaching, tutoring, examinations, presentations, and development of educational and... Read more

2018-06-25
PhD-position in Medicinal Chemistry at Umeå University
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Kemiska institutionen
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New chemistry for efficient and safe insecticidal molecules targeting disease-transmitting mosquitoes The focus of the PhD project is the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of organic molecules with insecticidal activity aiming for efficient prevention of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. Given the onset of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, new insectides are imperative to successful vector control in public health initiatives in the future. The application deadline... Read more

2018-06-25
PhD position in computational mathematics
  • 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 computational mathematics with focus on computational methods for partial differential equations. The general aim is to provide its holder with a possibility to earn a PhD degree. Apply no later than June 25 2018. Project descripton Many important flows in environmental and engineering applications, including oil-water systems, dam-breaking problems, and droplet dynamics in microfluidic... Read more

2018-06-25
PhD position in Applied Physics
  • 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 in fields such as energy technology, laser spectroscopy, medical technology and electronics and system engineering. For more information see www.tfe.umu.se/forskning.  The research environment Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab) at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics is looking for a PhD student in Applied Physics with focus on laser-based combustion ... Read more

2018-06-25
PhD position in Ecology (or Computational Science)
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
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PhD position in Ecology (alternatively Computational Science) with focus on speciation dynamics. The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science opens a PhD student position for studies on ecological speciation and species boundary dynamics in plants. The position will start on September 1 or according to agreement. The last day for application is June 25, 2018. Project description Ecological speciation is considered a fundamental driver of adaptive radiation and shapes the distribution o... Read more

2018-06-24
Template - Professor or senior lecturer
  • Temporary position 3-6 months
  • 25 %
  • Fysioterapi
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Work description Entry requirements and basis of assessment Weightning and description of the basis of assessment Application Guidelines for application and a list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here http://www.medfak.umu.se/english/instr-professor-m-fl/?languageId=1 You apply via our e-recruitment system which is accessed via the application button below. Once the application is received, you will receive a reply. We look forward to receiving your application! Read more

2018-06-22
PhD position in Molecular Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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A PhD position is available at the Department of Molecular Biology starting 1 July 2018 or as agreed. The successful candidate will participate in activities provided by the the Department of Molecular Biology, the  Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, thus providing interaction with researchers from different research fields and access to various scientific and technical... Read more

2018-06-21
Postdoctoral Position (2 years) in Experimental Physics
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysik
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The Department of Physics invites applicants for a postdoctoral position. The research is part of EU Graphene Flagship project with specific target on development of new materials optimized for energy storage applications using supercapacitors and studies of their structure and sorption properties. Last day to apply is 2018-06-21. Project description Energy storage parameters of supercapacitors need to be improved for broader applications. The project is focused on design of new graphene-rela... Read more

2018-06-20
Senior Research assistant at Humlab
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 50 %
  • Humlab
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In Humlab, students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international guests come together to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology, take on challenges and move scholarship forward. This power is channelled through an open and creative studio environment, which extends across two campuses and a rich ecology of digital platforms. Humlab is a department within the faculty of Arts with around 20 employees in research, education, technical support & development and administrative... Read more

2018-06-19
PhD position in Plant Biology
  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
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Description We are seeking for a PhD student to study the non-coding gene space of conifers, including comparative genomics analyses to angiosperm species. The candidate will work extensively on a number of primary, existing datasets including seasonal profiling of roots and needles, abiotic stress response and developmental series experiments. The work will concentrate on de novo identification of long non-coding RNAs and characterisation of their expression and co-expression patterns. The... Read more

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