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 position is available in Rosario García Gil's group at the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology.

Last day to apply: 31 May 2022


The postdoc will join an EU project within the program Forest Value to work on existing data obtained in Norway spruce breeding material for phenology, growth, wood quality and pest resistance to assess trade-offs and potentials for breeding. The same tree material has been already genotyped to conduct Genome Wide Association Studies and to develop Genomic Selection models. A new common garden experiment to assess resilience and adaptability to spring frost tolerance will also be conducted in Scots pine and Norway spruce.

A post-doctoral position is available in the Niittylä group at the Umeå Plant Science Center, Sweden and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) to study carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning in trees.

Last day to apply: 17 June 2022


The project builds on our recent work on starch metabolism and carbon allocation in trees and Arabidopsis (Dominquez et al 2021; Wang et al. 2022; Fuenfgeld et al. 2022). We are now looking for a postdoc scientist who will use functional genomics and carbon-13 isotope flux measurements to investigate the mechanisms of carbon partitioning between storage and growth in trees. The project will benefit from close links to bioinformaticians and tree growth modellers.

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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