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 2-year post-doctoral fellowship, funded by the KEMPE foundations, is available in the Olivier Keech’s group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Sweden to join a project aiming at delineating the regulatory role of several amino acids during the induction and progression of cell death in plants.

Keech group page:
Last day to apply: 31 July 2021

The Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå Plant Science Centre and Umeå University seeks a postdoctoral fellow to the project “Exploring the evolutionary origin of plastid signals”. The fellowship is full-time for two years with access by October 1 or by agreement and will work in Åsa Strand's group.

Last day to apply: 2021-08-16

A postdoctoral position is available in Åsa Strand's group at the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå Plant Science Centre and Umeå University. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work within the project “Elucidating the link between metabolic status and the epigenome”.

Last day to apply: 2021-08-16

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:

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