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 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: 16 August 2021

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: 16 August 2021

The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) jointly with the Department of Forest Genetics at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences and the Departments of Physics, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, and Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Umeå University, seek three postdoctoral fellows, one to each of the following three multidisciplinary projects: (1) bacterial cell wall systems biology, (2) changing Arctic soil pore architecture in the tundra, and (3) emergence of interconnected networks of cells during wood formation.

Last day to apply: 31 August 2021

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: 5 September 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:

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