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Umeå University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines.

2021-05-01
PhD student in Computer Science with focus on Formal Analysis of Programs for Secure Hardware and Embedded Devices
  • 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 (www.cs.umu.se), is seeking a PhD student in Computer Science with focus on Formal Analysis of Programs for Secure Hardware and Embedded Devices. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 130 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide. Deadline for application is May 1st, 2021. The Automated Software Engineering Group (ASE) has a broad span of research interests, ranging from developing the new mathematic... Read more

2021-04-30
PhD-student position in RNA modifications and breast cancer
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för molekylärbiologi
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PhD-student position in RNA modifications and breast cancer at the Department of Molecular Biology within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie action by the Framework Programme of the European Union for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. This announced position is part of “ROPES - ROles of ePistranscriptomic in diseasES” project, funded within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie action by the Framework Programme of the European Union for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. The ROPES project aims to... Read more

2021-04-22
Professor in Media and Communication Studies
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper
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The Department of Culture and Media Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Umeå University and has about 65 employees. A unique combination of disciplines makes it a creative milieu for research meetings and collaboration between art, culture, media and literature. The department conducts internationally recognized research of high quality. For more information, visit: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-culture-and-media-studies/ The Department of Culture and Media Studies ... Read more

2021-04-15
PhD students in Statistics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for PhD students in Statistics, who can perform high quality methodological statistical research. Apply 2021-04-15 at the latest. The department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff and conducts research within the field of statistics and data science, including both method development and empirical research, the latter in collaboration with scientists from other departments. Our doctoral... Read more

2021-04-15
Postdoc positions in Statistics and Data Science
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for postdocs in Statistics, who can perform high quality methodological statistical research. Apply 2021-04-15 at the latest. The department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff and conducts research within the field of statistics and data science, including both method development and empirical research, the latter in collaboration with scientists from other departments. We offer a research... Read more

2021-04-09
Postdoctoral position in Machine-Learning in Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Elektronik- och datorteknik
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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position for the project Machine-Learning in Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems. The position is full-time for two years with start date August 01, 2021, or as agreed. Application deadline is April 9, 2021. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses... Read more

2021-04-06
PhD student position in Medical Science
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för fysioterapi
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As a PhD student at this position you will be part of the EU-consortium Health CASCADE, which is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. This consortium includes seven Universities and fourteen partner organisations from eight European countries; Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden.  It aims to enhance co-creation skills and expertise by training of a new generation of professionals capable of working across disciplines, at the... Read more

2021-03-31
PhD Student Position in Designing Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för datavetenskap
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Research topic : Designing AI systems capable of accounting for the exposition of users to anxiety and adapting the behaviour of the system to reduce this anxiety. The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially intelligent systems for human-agent collaboration. Deadline for application is March 31, 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 150 employees... Read more

2021-03-31
Postdoctor in informatics
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för informatik
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Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI) has established itself as a leading actor within the study of digital innovation and digital transformation. Through a significant donation from the Wallenberg Foundations, SCDI now has the opportunity to strengthen its operations through the Wallenberg Digital Innovation Program. The program involves an increased focus on outreach as well as a strengthening of the research environment through an ambitious, multi-year postdoctoral program. At the... Read more

2021-03-31
Postdoctoral researchers in human geography
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Geografi
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The Department of Geography seeks applications for 2 to 4 postdoc positions in human geography. The department has a broad research profile, both with regards to theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Examples of research themes are labour supply, tourism, regional development, interregional migration, international migration, second homes, rural conditions, urban dynamics and adaptation to climate change. The project and duties Your work as a postdoc consists of qualified... Read more

2021-03-18
1-2 System developer with operational responsibility
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Kemiska institutionen
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Do you want to work with agile software development within the area of bioinformatics? Are you quality-conscious and enjoy working in teams? Then you should apply to the job as system developer with devops responsibilities! Application deadline 18 March 2021. Description National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) is looking for a system developer with operational responsibility. The position is located at Umeå Univesity, Umeå, Sweden. The person will be employed by the Department of... Read more

2021-03-15
Associate professor in business administration, specialization management
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Associate professor in business administration, specialization management We are looking for 1-2 Associate Professors with great commitment for education and research. With us you will teach in both Swedish and English, mainly in the programs offered by Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, but you will also be able to do research for a large part of your working time.  Work content The work includes teaching in programs as well as courses at undergraduate and advanced level, and... Read more

2021-03-15
Assistant Professor in Philosophy with focus on AI
  • 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 at Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities conducts education and research in the fields of archaeology, philosophy, history, history of ideas, religious studies and theology. The department is now seeking an Assistant Professor in Philosophy with focus on Artificial Intelligence. Description and working tasks The position as Assistant Professor is a tenure track position and contains both research for scientific qualification... Read more

2021-03-15
Professor in Architecture
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå School of Architecture
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Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University, employs a professor in the field of architecture and innovative methods in building technology with focus on wood technology. At Umeå School of Architecture, you will be part of a forward-thinking and open environment where you can develop your own research in the subject area. We are looking for a candidate who with great freedom can develop how today's innovative wood technology can have an influence on the process towards a sustainable... Read more

2021-03-12
Postdoc in Medical Sciences
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Avdelningen för fysioterapi
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We are currently looking for a postdoc in Medical Sciences focusing on physical exercise and testing for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Description The announced position is a part of the COPD-HIT study. The overall aim of this international multicenter study is to determine the feasibility & effect of a novel concept of supramaximal High-Intensity Training on muscle, brain, cardiovascular, and psychological function among people with COPD. The announced postdoctoral... Read more

2021-03-11
Project Assistant
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 50%
  • Department Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper
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The Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University, is looking for a project assistant in the Nordic Daylight Research Program. The employment is 50% and with effect from 26 March 2021 or by agreement. Working hours are during the daytime. The place of work is at the Norrlands universitetssjukhus.   PROJECT DESCRIPTION This long-term Nordic Daylight Research project combines time-based monitoring of light exposure with physical activity (sleep-wake behaviour) using rest-activity trackers... Read more

2021-03-10
Postdoctoral position (two positions)
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi
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Postdoctoral position (two) The department of Clinical Microbiology , Umeå University, is looking for two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in the area of antiviral immunology with focus on respiratory virus infections. The two 2-year full-time positions will be based at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University. Description You will be part of a collaboration between Associate Professors Mattias Forsell and Johan Normark. The overall focus of the project is to decipher... Read more

2021-03-08
Postdoctoral fellow(2yr)methylmercury spreading from contaminated sediments
  • 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 postdoc for a research project on the spread of methylmercury from contaminated sediments. The employments are full-time for two years with starting date 1st of June 2021, or by agreement. Project description and working tasks Mercury poses serious threats to ecosystems and human health, primarily through the formation and spread of methylmercury in aquatic ecosystems. To improve this situation, the contributions from contaminated sediments to the total... Read more

2021-03-08
Postdoctoral Fellow(2yr)formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediment
  • 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 postdoc for a research project on the formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediments. The employment is full-time for two years with starting date 1st of June 2021, or by agreement. Project description and working tasks You will study processes for the formation of methylmercury in contaminated sediments with focus on how chemical speciation of Hg and molecular composition on organic matter control this process. Mercury poses serious threats to... Read more

2021-03-05
PhD position in Molecular Biology to 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 PhD student in Molecular Biology and a special interest in metabolic regulation in Drosophila. The position at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University is temporary for four years to start immediately or as agreed. The successful candidate will participate in activities provided by the Department of Molecular Biology, the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), thus providing interaction with... Read more

2021-03-05
Ph.D. position in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Gender
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet
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Ph.D. position in Business Administration, focusing on Entrepreneurship and Gender Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE), together with Umeå Center for Gender Studies, is searching for a Ph.D. student in Business Administration within Entrepreneurship focusing on equal opportunities, especially concerning gender and entrepreneurship.    The doctoral student will work within the Business Administration department at USBE and will also belong to the Graduate School of Gender... Read more

2021-03-05
PhD student in human geography with a focus on demography and gender
  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Geografi
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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 information about the department, please visit: https://www.umu.se/institutionen-for-geografi/   Centre for Demography and Ageing Research (CEDAR) CEDAR is a multidisciplinary centre where researchers from different faculties a... Read more

2021-03-04
Research Coordinator for the Unit for Research Support and Collaboration
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Enheten för forskningsstöd och samverkan
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Description The unit for research support and collaboration has two specializations: research support and collaboration. This position, which is now being advertised, is intended to operate within Umea university Research Support Office (RSO). RSO is an important part of the university's joint research support and an important part of the University's work to achieve the goal of increasing the proportion of national and international research funds, which is made by ensuring competitive,... Read more

2021-03-01
Professor of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science
  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Institutionen för Kost- & måltidsvetenskap
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The Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science is looking for a Professor of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science. The position is a full-time (100 %) permanent position. Starting date: according to later agreement. Deadline for submitting applications 210301. Primary job tasks and responsibilities The position focuses on meals in a professional context, from the perspectives of professionals and customers/guests. The professional perspective may include, for instance, cooking, culina... Read more

2021-02-28
Postdoctoral researcher in Sociology
  • 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 seeks applications for a postdoc position. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the project The effects of unemployment on health of family members (HEALFAM) financed by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by associate professor Anna Baranowska-Rataj. The Department of Sociology hosts undergraduate and postgraduate programs. We presently have 55 employees, including 12 PhD students and 6 postdocs. Research within the... Read more

2021-02-26
Senior research engineer in data analysis
  • 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 senior research engineer in data analysis that would work at the Computational Life Science Cluster. Starting date is 2021-04-01, or as otherwise agreed. Last application date is 2021-02-26. Project description The Computational Life science Cluster (CLiC) aims to support researchers in understanding complex chemical and biological systems via application and development of advanced data driven and computer based modelling tools and strategies. CLiC ... Read more

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