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.


Programmed cell death, the genetically encoded suicide of specific cells, is best known in multicellular organisms, but has recently also been observed in single-cell organisms. A family of metacaspase proteases is highly important in the process. In Christiane Funk's group, we study metacaspases and their homologues in unicellular photosynthetic organisms.

Last day to apply: 10 May 2021

A research engineer position is available at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, a highly stimulating research environment at Umeå University. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work with proof-of-concept activities in Åsa Strand's group and in close collaboration with SweTree Technologies AB.

Last day to apply: 17 May 2021

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

Last day to apply: 23 May 2021

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with established expertise in wet lab work, e.g., gene expression analysis, microbial aseptic techniques as well as other basic methods used in plant molecular- and microbiology. Knowledge of microbiological control of plant diseases/phytopathology as well as skills in agricultural settings will be advantageous.

Last day to apply: 31 May 2021

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 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: https://www.upsc.se/research/research-groups.html
UPSC associated group leaders: https://www.upsc.se/research/associated-research-groups.html