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Postdoctoral position in pediatrics

Application deadline 2024-05-29

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Clinical Sciences
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The Department of Clinical Sciences is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in pediatrics with a focus on nutrition, neurological development, and neonatology. The position is full-time for two years, starting on 19 August 2024 or according to agreement. The application deadline is 2024-05-29.   Project description The research work will be conducted within the N4 Research Group (www.n4researchgroup.se; https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/n4-research-group/); a very active research... Read more

Associate Professor in Modelling plant stress responses

Application deadline 2024-05-31

  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Plant Physiology
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IceLab and Umeå Plant Science Centre  Umeå University's interdisciplinary research hub, IceLab (Integrated Science Lab, www.icelab.se), has been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council to establish a center of excellence: Center for modeling adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress. At IceLab, we foster multidisciplinary collaborations – focusing on innovative research that integrates theoretical, computational, and empirical work. Umeå Plant Science Centre, UPSC, is one of... Read more

PhD-student in medical sciences, Biomedical Engineering

Application deadline 2024-05-31

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för diagnostik och intervention
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The Department of Diagnostics and Intervention at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a doctoral student in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, focusing on motion analysis and motor control in relation to treatment of a neurological disorder (essential tremor). The employment period is four years and refers to full-time starting 2024-09-01 or as agreed. If admitted to postgraduate education, you will take part of the faculty postgraduate education program at the Faculty of Medicine. The... Read more

Postdoctoral position (2,5 years) through the NORPOD program

Application deadline 2024-05-31

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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NORPOD is a collaborative postdoctoral program of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The partnership is a network of four national research centers across the Nordics and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), with complementary research expertise at the forefront of molecular medicine research. With the NORPOD program, the Nordic EMBL Partnership aims to foster the next generation of researchers in molecular medicine by implementing joint postdoctoral research... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry is opening a PhD position in Chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. The thesis project will focus on characterizing protein glycosylation in a major group of species of the human microbiome. The position is for four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is May 31, 2024. Expected starting date is beginning of September/2024 or by agreement.   Project description and tasks The species... Read more

Umeå University seeks a new Vice-Chancellor

Application deadline 2024-05-31

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department University Management
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We are seeking an experienced academic leader with a clear, inclusive and communicative leadership style who can lead development to reinforce the University’s position and competitiveness, both nationally and internationally. The Vice-Chancellor will be a confidence-inspiring representative of Umeå University, and will work actively and successfully to strengthen the University within education, research and collaboration. Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
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The Department of Public health and clinical medicine at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a doctoral student in the subject of Occupational and environmental medicine focusing on air pollution epidemiology. The employment period is four years and refers to full-time starting 2024-09-01 or as agreed. If admitted to postgraduate education, you will take part of the faculty postgraduate education program at the Faculty of Medicine. The program comprises 25 credits over 8 semesters (4 years... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry is opening a PhD position in Chemistry with a specialization in structural biology. The thesis project will focus on assembly mechanisms of human pathogenic viruses. The project involves training in state-of-the-art cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) data collection and processing. The PhD student will also learn how to prepare challenging samples and characterize these with biochemical, biophysical, and functional assays. The position is for four years of... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics
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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 June 3, at the latest. Description The doctoral student will work at the Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE) at the Accounting and Finance section. As a Ph.D. student, you should take doctoral courses and conduct independent research project... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work with attack and defence strategies in federated learning. The employment is full-time for two years with a starting date by agreement. Department of Computing science The department characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison are now looking for a postdoc within attack and defence strategies in federated learning.   ... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Department of Medical Biosciences
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Pathology with a Focus on Cancer Research, Primarily Metastatic Prostate Cancer The Department of Medical Biosciences is seeking a motivated and scientifically driven postdoctoral researcher in pathology for translational studies related to aggressive prostate cancer. The appointment aims to further scientific qualifications after obtaining a doctoral degree and is limited to two (2) years with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The department is a... Read more

PhD-student

Application deadline 2024-06-09

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Department of Medical Biosciences
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Description of work About the position Eligibility requirements Other qualifications Application A complete application must include: 1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, scientific interests and motives for applying (max two pages) 2. CV 3. Diplomas of bachelor and Master level degrees 4. Bachelor/Master theses work/other relevant publications 5. Other merits of relevance for the position 6. Contact information to two reference persons   Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Physics
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Department of Physics is looking for a PhD student in experimental physics for a project aimed at high-resolution optical frequency comb spectroscopy of molecules of importance in astrophysics. The position will open in the fall 2024 (exact start date can be negotiated). The application deadline is Jun 10, 2024. Project Description The Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy Group ( www.umucombs.org ) works with development and applications of optical frequency comb spectroscopy for broadband... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematics, within the WASP AI program, focusing on geometric deep learning. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is 10 June 2024. This recruitment is part of a more significant expansion of the research group at the department investigating mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence. The group... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in Mathematics focusing on complex differential geometry and optimal transport. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is June 10, 2024. This recruitment is part of larger expansion of the research group in Geometry. The group, which currently consists of five senior researchers, three doctoral students and one... Read more

Two PhD-positions at the department of informatics

Application deadline 2024-06-12

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Informatics
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The Department of Informatics is now looking for a PhD student for a limited-time employment for four years starting in autumn 2024 or as agreed. Department of Informatics At the Department of Informatics, research and education is conducted with a focus on digitization of society, organizations and interaction. Digital technology has become an enabler for changed ways of living and conducting business. In our research, we study these changes and change processes and we study the interaction... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Molecularbiology
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The Department of Molecular seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work on developing and applying single bacterium genomics/transcriptomics technology to explore bacterial response and adaptation. The project is multidisciplinary and involves state-0f-the-art microfluidics, molecular barcoding, data analytics and microbiology techniques. The research will be conducted in close collaboration between Linas Mazutis and Kemal Avican laboratories. The employment is full-time for two years with... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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Description of work The Department of Chemistry is opening a Ph.D. position in Chemistry with a specialization in polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, material science, or any related field. The thesis project will focus on developing carbon molecular sieve membranes. The position is for four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is June 12, 2024. The starting date is September 1, 2024 or by agreement. About the... Read more

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for a project assistant for 6 months to the project "Multimodal data generation and integration to study bacterial pathogenesis". Supervisor: Kemal Avican. Background and description of work tasks Bacterial pathogenesis is a complex process that requires a deep understanding of the interactions between bacteria and their host. The rise of antibiotic resistance has made the study of these interactions even more critical. This project, ‘Multimodal... Read more

Staff scientist

Application deadline 2024-06-13

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100 %
  • Department Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
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Staff scientist Umeå University invests in creative environments for study and work. With us, there are attractive courses, world-leading research and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4,100 employees and 34,000 students have already chosen Umeå University. Choose us too. Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of Europe's strongest research environments for basic plant research including research on plant ecology, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and... Read more

Staff scientist in precision dentistry

Application deadline 2024-06-14

  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Odontology
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The Department of Odontology harbors around 70 co-workers and educate dentists and conducts odontological research. You can read more of the Department of Odontology: https://www.umu.se/institutionen-for-odontologi/  We are recruiting a staff scientist in infection biology and precision dentistry.  About the research project Our research is translational, combining basic and clinical sciences, in infection biology for personalized    oral care, so-called precision dentistry. We are mapping th... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a postdoctoral employment (2 years) within biochemistry and molecular biology.  The employment is full-time with access 1 August 2024 or by agreement. Application deadline is 14 June 2024. Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in... Read more

PhD student in Computing Science with focus on data privacy

Application deadline 2024-06-14

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Computing Science
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The Department of Computing Science is now looking for a Doctoral student in Computing Science with a focus on data privacy.  The department has been growing rapidly in recent years. An inclusive and participatory environment are key elements in our growth. The 60 doctoral students within the department are a diverse group from different nationalities, backgrounds and fields. We offer very good employment conditions, and administrative and technical support, among other benefits. See more... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work with the Libby research group investigating the evolution of microbial community interactions. The employment is full-time for three years with a start in Fall 2024 or upon agreement. Apply latest June 17, 2024. Project description and working tasks  The Libby research group, based at IceLab and the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (Umeå University), conducts research o... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in Computational Sciences within the national Data-Driven Life Science program. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is June 17, 2024.  This position is part of a national data-driven life science (DDLS) program recruitment. DDLS uses data, computational methods, and artificial intelligence to study biological... Read more

PhD-student in Sociology

Application deadline 2024-06-19

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Sociology
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Research Area The Department of Sociology will employ two PhD students in two related but different research projects: The first project is called ‘Disentangling discrimination in Europe: Patterns, processes, and consequences of discrimination experiences among multiple targeted groups in a comparative perspective'. The PhD student in this project will work with survey data (e.g. from the European Commission for Human Rights) to answer questions about both the causes and consequences of... Read more

PhD Student in Medical Science

Application deadline 2024-06-30

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Institutionen för diagnostik och intervention
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The Department of Diagnostics and Intervention announces a doctoral position in medical science with a focus on the development of new techniques for rehabilitation and functional impairments of injuries to the upper extremity supported by machine learning and neural networks. The position is an initiative within the framework of the research initiative "Learning and brain plasticity throughout the life span", which is one of Umeå University's prioritized research areas. The employment period... Read more

PhD position in Experimental Physics

Application deadline 2024-06-30

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Physics
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The Department of Physics at Umeå University ( https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/ ) conducts strong research in the areas of condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics and theoretical physics. We announce one PhD position in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant project ‘MagneticTWIST – Ultrafast control of magnetism with twisted plasmons’ (grant n. 101116253 – https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101116253 ). The project is mainly experimental. Last day to apply is June 3... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematics or mathematical statistics, focusing on geometric deep learning. The position covers four years of third-cycle studies, including participation in research and third-cycle courses. The last day to apply is August 26th 2024. Project description and tasks  Machine learning (‘artificial intelligence’) is having an immense impact on both society at large and research especially, and this impact is... Read more

  • Type of employment Temporary position
  • Extent 100%
  • Department Department of Integrative Medical Biology
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The Department of Medical and Translational Biology is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow for two years full time for a project focusing on brain mechanisms underlying maintained cognitive function at higher ages. The research is performed in an international context and unique data from the Betula cohort will be gathered and analyzed. Application deadline: 24-08-31 Description of the project The postdoctoral candidate will be part of the Simons Foundation initiative “Promoting... Read more