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 PhD student position is open at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work within the project “Molecular Regulation of Flowering and Phenology in Trees” in Professor Ove Nilsson’s research group at UPSC.

Application deadline: 31st of July, 2019

A post doc position is open at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are looking for a highly motivated post doc to work within the project “Molecular Regulation of Flowering and Phenology in Trees” in Professor Ove Nilsson’s research group at UPSC.

Application deadline: 31st of July, 2019

A post-doctoral position is available in the Niittylä group at the Umeå Plant Science Center, Sweden to join a research program studying the role of glycoproteins in plant cell wall biosynthesis using Populus and Arabidopsis as model systems. The focus in this project is on the glycosylation of arabinogalactan proteins.

Application deadline: 9th of August 2019

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 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