Umea University, Sweden invites online Application for number of PhD Positions at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Positions available at Umea University, Sweden.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Three PhD positions in Experimental Physics
Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37,000 students and about 4,700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. Notably, the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture. The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is key. We also take pride in delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. In fact, the future is made here.
Deadline : 2024-01-07
(02) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Chemistry, with a specialization in Silicate Geochemistry
The Department of Chemistry is opening a PhD position in Chemistry with a specialization in geochemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or any related field. The thesis project will focus on studying geologic minerals at the molecular level using advanced theoretical and experimental synchrotron-based techniques, in the context of nuclear waste disposal. The position is for four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is November 30, 2023. Starting date is January 1, 2024 or by agreement.
(03) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Statistics
We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Studies of heterogeneous effects of critical life course events using machine learning” led by Anna Baranowska-Rataj (CEDAR) and Xavier de Luna (Statistics). The general purpose of the project is to develop machine learning methods to study heterogeneous causal effects of critical life course events for processes that are relevant for population studies. The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research group within two environments (CEDAR and USBE). CEDAR is an interdisciplinary center bringing together researchers interested in topics such as health inequalities, family dynamics, intergenerational relations and ageing, and developing new statistical methods implemented in the field of population studies. CEDAR hosts large-scale longitudinal register databases which allow examining the consequences of major life events, such as job losses, health shocks, or transitions to poverty. The PhD student project will be supervised by Prof. Anna Baranowska-Rataj (main supervisor), who is PI of the project “The effects of unemployment on health of family members (HEALFAM)” funded by the European Research Council, and by Prof. Xavier de Luna (co-supervisor) chair of the Stat4Reg Lab focusing on developing causal machine learning methods to solve scientific questions based on large-scale databases.
Deadline : 2023-11-13
(04) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Ph.D. Student position in Chemistry with focus on Molecular Geochemistry
This Ph.D. project is on the mineralization of CO2 by MgO and CaO minerals, and is funded by the Formas. The selected candidate will explore mechanisms of Mg- and Ca-carbonate formation on MgO and CaO (nano)minerals exposed to the atmosphere. This research aims to support direct air capture technologies for mitigating hikes in atmospheric CO2 levels, as well as advancing fundamental ideas on mineral growth. This work will make use of various spectroscopic methods, X-ray diffraction and possibly computational modelling techniques available at Umeå University. The candidate will integrate the Molecular Geochemistry (http://moleculargeo.chem.umu.se/) research environment of the Department of Chemistry (https://www.umu.se/chemistry) and work with various analytical platforms of the Chemical and Biological Center (https://www.umu.se/en/chemical-biological-centre/).
Deadline : 2023-10-31
(05) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Applied Physics within PRISMAS programme – Synchrotron-based studies of Cr oxidation state in complex matrices for phosphorus recovery
The TEC-lab research environment (Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory) at Umeå University is looking for an outstanding PhD candidate interested in how the local chemical environment of chromium, Cr, in secondary raw materials like ashes or biochars may impact phosphorus recovery. Cr in fertilizers is regulated both with respect to total concentration and oxidation state as its toxicity depends on its oxidation state. The complex matrix of ash fractions and biochars makes accurate determination of oxidation states for chromium near-impossible with conventional analysis. You will work in a multidisciplinary environment where chemistry, physics, and energy technology meet in advanced material characterization both in laboratory and at synchrotrons. You will be engaged in advanced material characterization of phosphorus-rich ashes and biochars of relevance for resource recovery. You will develop personal skills in X-ray diffraction, Raman and IR spectroscopy, and predictive global modelling of elements in these complex matrices. You will also be responsible for analysis at Max IV Laboratory using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence.
Deadline : 2023-10-31
(06) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Biophysical Chemistry (MSCA COFUND project PRISMAS)
As a PRISMAS PhD student, you will have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research in your field, taking advantage of state-of-the-art tools that will bring attractive future job opportunities in academia or industry. Moreover, you will be part of designing the future of synchrotron technology and instrumentation and using these to tackle some of the most significant global challenges the world faces today while acquiring interdisciplinary and intersectoral knowledge. Being part of the PRISMAS programme will give you the one-of-a-kind experience in form of a secondment at the world´s first 4th generation synchrotron, MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden. Complemented with a tailored training programme, including courses to build scientific and technical competence as well as strengthen transferrable skills, PRISMAS provides you with the skills, knowledge and competence needed to successfully achieve your doctoral degree.
(07) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD student position in chemistry with a focus on environmental chemistry
Chemicals in products and materials provide large societal and health benefits, however some chemicals are ubiquitous in the environment and some have shown to cause adverse effects in biota including humans. Sustainable use of chemicals and efficient regulatory and policy actions requires expertise and tools for early identification of potentially hazardous chemicals. This project aims at developing tools to characterize and identify polymers as new and/or emerging risk chemicals (NERCs). Polymers are often overlooked in risk assessment of chemicals and here we will focus on fluorinated polymers that could degrade to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Your task will be to investigate these chemicals combining experimental environmental fate and effects studies with AI methodologies for smart text mining of big data and machine learning based modelling. Results are needed for national and international regulators and policymakers to address EU policy under the Green Deal and the Chemicals Strategy aiming for zero pollution and a toxic free environment. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers at Örebro University and from different disciplines and you are expected to play an active role in interdisciplinary cooperation.
Deadline : 2023-10-27
(08) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD-student
Our research group studies human movement behaviour, particularly following disease or injury. The present position concerns a project that addresses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury related to consequences and movement control of persons with injury in comparison to individuals with healthy knees. The project addresses the use of technology within physiotherapy including human motion analysis with laboratory-based methodology (kinematics, kinetics and electromyographic recordings). Part of the project is a qualitative investigation of physiotherapists’ perceptions of current and future rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, including the use of various technology. Our research aims to evaluate and develop assessment methods and treatment, and involves multi-professional collaboration with, among others, biomedical engineers, statisticians and orthopedic surgeons.
Deadline : 2023-10-22
(09) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Mathematical Statistics
What are the effects of climate change on the diversity of land birds? How many fur seals remain in Antarctica after breeding season? Do flies transmit the ‘bee’ parasite on flowers during defecation? Statistics is there to answer these big-scale and small-scale questions and to understand the world around us, each other and ourselves. When analyzing the relationships between a response and predictors, it might be natural to assume that some relationships obey certain shape constraints, such as monotonicity and convexity. Shape-constrained generalized additive models (SCAM) provide a general and powerful framework for nonparametric regression modelling with shape constraints, demonstrating their efficacy and practicality in numerous applications. The popularity of SCAMs lies in the attractive balance between applicability and interpretability. However, existing methods do not support models with large data sets, yet these are increasingly invaluable and important as technological advances across science and industry generate vast quantities of data. Moreover, efficient and robust computation is currently possible in the standard exponential family setting. The project aims to address these limitations by i) developing methods for fitting SCAM that can handle much larger data sets and more complex model structures than up to now been possible; ii) developing methods for models with response distribution beyond the standard cases; iii) developing open-source software that implements the new methods and meets the needs of scientific and industrial users within the relevant fields.
Deadline : 2023-10-20
About Umea University, Sweden –Official Website
Umea University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders.
As of 2015, Umea University has nearly 31,000 registered students (approximately 16,000 full-time students), including those at the postgraduate and doctoral level. It has more than 4,000 employees, half of which are teachers/researchers, including 368 professors. Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the poplar tree and the Norway Spruce, and its highly ranked Institute of (industrial) Design.
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