Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

The Department of Clinical Microbiology  is looking for a research coordinator 


The work is linked to the management of the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and requires excellent management skills and the desire to work in a fast pace.

The tasks include coordination of several different activities associated with the mission of UCMR, including:

  • to support the UCMR leadership in developing and implementing a wide range of networking activities
  • to communicate internally and externally the UCMR research and other activities to diverse audiences
  • to organize UCMR events and carry out the administrative work.


For the assignment, you are required to have a master degree preferably in life science or related field.

Key qualifications for the role include a strong skill in science communication and research management in combination with a good understanding of the UCMR research areas; excellence in communicating complex scientific matters to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, both in English and in Swedish; strong ability to produce science-related and strategic texts.

The main qualifications for the role of as a research coordinator include an established background in science communication and research administration.


Full time, 24 months, access by agreement.


Application must be made electronically and be received no later than April 30th, 2021.


Yaowen Wu, director of UCMR
Phone: 090-786 5531

Constantin Urban, vice director of UCMR
Phone: 076-209 7405

We welcome your application!


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-295-21
  • Constantin Urban, .090-785 2702
  • Yaowen Wu, 090-786 5531
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 24.Mar.2021
Last application date 30.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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