First Research Engineer for cryo-electron microscopy

Umeå University is currently seeking a First Research Engineer to be recruited for a technical support function responsible for operation and performance of structural biology analyzes with advanced Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), direct Electron Detector and Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) instruments. The appointment is two years, with possibilities for extension, starting June 2017 or by agreement and is financed with the support from SciLifeLab.

At Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM;, one of the joint faculty research infrastructures at Umeå University, is a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM). The facility is a node in the national cryo-EM establishment included in SciLifeLab platform for Cellular and Molecular Imaging ( The node in Umeå is financed by equipment and operating grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Kempe Foundations, Umeå University and SciLifeLab.The cryo-EM initiative is administered within the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), a centre for research with affiliation to both Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

For information about the desired qualification and application please visit the detailed announcement on the webpage of Umeå University: Deadline for application 7th of June 2017!

For more information contact Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, UCMR Director 
+ 46-(0)90-7856731, bernt.eric.uhlin(at)

Assistant professor (4 years) position in Ecology

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG) invites applicants for a research fellow (assistant professor) position in Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics funded by the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University, Sweden. The start date is September 1st, 2017 or upon agreement. Apply before June 30, 2017.

Job description

We seek a biologist with strong theoretical and practical research experience in evolutionary or ecological genetics. The successful candidate is expected to establish a competitive independent line of research within population genetics or evolutionary genomics. The research may focus on how patterns of genetic diversity in space and time are shaped by selective and neutral processes, and how these in turn influence long-term ecosystem dynamics.

The position is primarily research-oriented, with the possibility of teaching (10-15 %) in undergraduate and Master’s level courses involving genetics and evolution. Therefore, interest for, and experience with, university-level teaching and supervision is a merit.


To be eligible for a position as Assistant professor you must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research expertise. Priority shall be given to applicants who have obtained their doctoral degree or achieved equivalent competence at most seven years prior to the end of the application period. Area of expertise should be in ecology with a focus on evolutionary and ecological genetics. Postdoctoral experience is a merit, and the candidate should preferably have:

  • A strong background in population genetics and evolutionary genomics, and experience with theoretical, computational and empirical approaches.
  • Demonstrated competence in bioinformatics and genomic analyses.
  • The ability, or potential, to establish a competitive research program, as documented by external funding, publications, and plans for future research.
  • Experience with teaching and supervision.

See the full job description here:

Application deadline: June 30, 2017


The European Commission has launched the Science4Refugees initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs that both improve their own situation and put their skills and experience to good use in Europe's research system.

KBC welcomes applications from talented refugees and asylum seekers who have a scientific background and who would like to apply for our advertised positions, including internships, part-time and full-time jobs.

Science4Refugees is accessible to refugees and institutions through the EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion portal, a pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to find jobs and pursue their research careers in Europe.

Application procedure for refugees and asylum seekers with a scientific background

Please sign up and enter your CV information in the EURAXESS portal. Select 'Science4Refugees' in the 'Personal Preferences' section of your CV in order to declare your interest in an internship or a job under the Science4Refugees initiative.

Recruitment at KBC – and through EURAXESS and Science4Refugees – is open, transparent and merit-based, and you will compete for employment on the same basis as non-refugee applicants.

More information is available on the Science4Refugees section on the European Commission website.

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