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.


The post-doc fellowship supported by the stipend from Kempe Foundation is available to study cell wall in Ewa Mellerowicz’s lab at UPSC, Sweden.

Applications are considered until the position is filled.

Plant cell walls are protecting the protoplasts, regulating cell shape, and providing tissue strength. They are also involved in signalling used to coordinate development. This project is aiming at identifying hydrophobic components in cell wall and characterization of their dynamics (qualitative and quantitative analysis).

The candidate must have a strong background in biochemistry and good knowledge of GC-MS and HPLC techniques with multivariate analysis skills. Documented ability to identify individual chemical components in complex mixtures is required. The knowledge of plant lipids and/or NMR techniques is an asset.

You can find more information about possible project or exam works (Master thesis) at the Umeå Plant Science Centre here:

https://www.upsc.se/undergraduate/1430-undergraduate-education.html
It is also possible to do your 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: https://www.upsc.se/research/research-groups.html
UPSC associated group leaders: https://www.upsc.se/research/associated-research-groups.html