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.

We are looking for a Postdoc to conduct research on conifer genomic science and genomic selection in Harry Wu's group. The forest genomic project targets innovation in conifer genome sequencing and re-sequencing to identify genome evolution and develop SNP array, GWAS to detect genomic base of observed variation in adaptive and economically important tree traits, and genomic selection for genetic improvement.

Last day to apply: Until an adequate candidate is found 


Understanding genomic base of trait variation and adaptation based on genome sequencing is a new frontier research area for genetic improvement of animal and plant. You will participate genomics projects of pine and spruce species including: (1) Bioinformatics analyses of re-sequencing, exome sequencing and SNP array data; (2) Phenotyping and data analyses (GWAS) for adaptive and economically important tree traits; (3) Population and comparative genomics for elucidating genomic base of adaptive variation; (4) Application of genomic selection to pine and spruce trees.

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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