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 postdoctoral fellowship is available in Stéphanie Robert's group at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology at Umeå Plant Science Centre and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Last day to apply: 20 January 2022

The project

Most organisms integrate environmental and endogenous stimuli via various signaling pathways that induce developmental responses. This is especially important in plants because of their sessile life style and their capacity to grow continuously and adapt their architecture according to the environmental conditions. As the most external tissue layer, the plant epidermis is a key component of the interface with the environment and plays a major role in adjusting morphogenesis, for which a tight control of cell shape acquisition is needed. The presence of the cell wall complexifies cell shape acquisition but it provides support and protection to the cell and thus has to be fairly rigid but also flexible to allow growth.

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) and the Department of Plant Physiology seek a Professor and an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer for research, and to a minor part also teaching, in plant biology. The position is permanent on full time, start 1/7 2022 (or later) and excellent research in the area is required. 

Last day to apply: 28 February 2022


At the Department of Plant Physiology and UPSC the research deals with various aspects of plant physiology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and organismal biology at both experimental and computational levels. We now want to strengthen our faculty and would like to recruit two persons on professor/associate professor level. The conditions for professors and associate professor are similar in most respects (research and teaching), the main difference being that professors can negotiate a significantly bigger startup package. The department may decide to employ only two professors (and no associate professor/senior lecturer).

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: