UPSC is a highly dynamic institute with around 200 employees, 30 principal investigators and about 10 associated principal investigators. Approximately half of our staff is non-Swedish and the working language is English. We recruit researchers from all over the world. More than 40 nations are represented at UPSC. Post-doctoral fellows have the most diverse nationalities, but also our PIs, graduate and undergraduate students represent many different nations.

Are you interested in joining us? Please have a look below for currently open job opportunities. You are also always welcome to contact our principal investigators directly if you are interested in working with them.

A position as Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Data Driven Evolution and Biodiversity is open at Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU, Umeå, Sweden. The subject area is Genomics, with focus on data driven research on evolution, adaptation and biodiversity in trees.

Last day to apply: 30 September 2021

A fellowship is available in a collaborative, Wallenberg foundation financed project “ Co-evolution of metacaspase structure and biological function in Arabidopsis”, which aims to advance our mechanistic understanding of metacaspase family proteases. The project is a close cooperation between five research groups located in Uppsala BioCenter at SLU, SLU Umeå and Umeå University, with complementary expertise in biochemistry, structural biology, drug design and plant biology. The successful candidate for this fellowship will join the group of professor Hannele Tuominen at Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).

Last day to apply: 15 October 2021

You can find more information about possible project or exam works (Master thesis) at the Umeå Plant Science Centre here:
It is also possible to do your Master or Bachelor thesis at the Umeå Plant Science Centre. Please contact the leader of the group you would like to work with directly. You can find a list with all group leaders here:

UPSC group leaders:
UPSC associated group leaders: