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Postdoctoral scholarships

Umeå University offers several scholarships for postdoctoral merit to enable researchers to visit us and carry out independent research to qualify for further training and academic positions.

  • Facts about postdoctoral scholarships

    • The purpose of a postdoctoral scholarship is to enable researchers to visit Umeå University and carry out independent research to qualify for further training and academic positions.  
    • To guarantee that you will receive high-quality training an individual development plan is written and a supervisor is appointed.  
    • The maximum time for a scholarship is two years. If the time limit is exceeded, the scholarship might be regarded as salary and is subject to taxation. This is also the case if the postdoctoral training is judged as work.  
    • A person with a scholarship for postdoctoral qualifications must not carry out such tasks as can be judged to constitute work, e.g. teaching. 
    • The scholarship holder may present his/her study results of the scholarship without it being seen as compensation for work carried out. 


    A scholarship is tax exempt if: 
      It is intended for educational purposes, training for postdoctoral merit, independent research  
    -  payments are not made periodically, i.e. disbursed over a period exceeding three years, or monthly exceeding one year. Note that Umeå University has a limit of 2 years 
    -  under the condition that a scholarship does not constitute compensation for work carried out or to be carried out on the disburser’s behalf. 

    • Scholarship amounts for postdoctoral qualifications must correspond to 48% of the price base amount, at a minimum. The Tax Agency’s website has information about the current price base amount. 
    • At Umeå University there are scholarships instituted by other bodies but administered by Umeå University (internal scholarship). There are also scholarships holders who are directly funded by an external body (external scholarship) 

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Postdoc fellowship (2 years) in structural studies of virus replication – 2021-07-09

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship is available to conduct structural studies of flavivirus replication in the group of Lars-Anders Carlson at Umeå University, Sweden.

Application deadline: 9 July 2021

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Postdoc stipend in strong-field QED – 2021-08-01

The Department of Physics is looking for a postdoc in strong-field QED.

Application deadline: 1 August 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in medicinal chemistry focused on pancreatic cancer research – 2021-08-09

The Department of Chemistry at Umeå University are offering a postdoctoral fellowship in medicinal chemistry within the team that focus on the impact of fibroblasts on the development of pancreatic cancer.

Application deadline: 9 August 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship in pancreatic cancer research – 2021-08-09

The Department of Radiation Sciences and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University are currently looking for a postdoc in pancreatic cancer research for a period of two years starting in August 2021 or as agreed. This announced fellowship is financed the Kempe Foundation.

Application deadline: 9 August 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within photosynthesis research – 2021-08-10

The Department of Plant Physiology seeks a postdoctoral fellow to the project of plant photoprotection in Alizée Malnoë’s group financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (KAW). The fellowship is full-time for two years with access in September 2021.

Application deadline: 10 August 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within Machine-Learning in Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems – 2021-08-16

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow for the project Machine-Learning in Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems. The position is full-time for two years with start date Nov 01, 2021, or as agreed.

Application deadline: 16 August 2021

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Postdoctoral scholarship (2 years) on digitalized and sustainable built environment – 2021-08-16

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics are looking for two highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with established expertise on digitalized and sustainable built environment. The fellowship, financed by The Kempe Foundations, is full-time for two years and start date of successful candidates can be negotiated.

Application deadline: 16 August 2021

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Two-year postdoctoral fellowship with a focus on Epigenetics in hematological malignancies – 2021-08-30

The Department of Medical Biosciensces welcomes applications for a full-time two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the studies of Epigenetics in hematological malignancies. The fellowship is financed by a grant from Kempestiftelserna. In the research group, several parallel projects are underway with the overall aim of understanding the mechanisms behind tumor development and progression in leukemia and lymphoma, as well as finding new targets for therapy.

Application deadline: 30 August 2021

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3 Postdoctoral fellowships (2 years) in Bacteria cell wall systems biology, soil pore architecture, and image analysis of wood formation – 2021-08-31

The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) jointly with the Department of Forest Genetics at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences and the Departments of Physics, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, and Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Umeå University, seek three postdoctoral fellows, one to each of the following three multidisciplinary projects: (1) bacterial cell wall systems biology, (2) changing Arctic soil pore architecture in the tundra, and (3) emergence of interconnected networks of cells during wood formation.

Application deadline: 31 August 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in microbial ecology and environmental biotechnology, focused on beneficial microbes in pollinating insects – 2021-09-15

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship to a project on microbes in pollinating insects in northern Sweden and their potential for biotechnological applications. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2021 and the fellowship, which is on fulltime for two years, is expected to start October 1st 2021 or according to agreement.

Application deadline: 15 September 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within microbial production of arginine from forest-industrial residual streams – 30 September 2021

The Department of Chemistry is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the project "High-throughput development of improved microbial production of arginine from forest-industrial residual streams". The fellowship is full-time for two years.

Application deadline: 30 September 2021

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