Umeå University, University Adminstration

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.

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The Research Support and Collaboration Office has two areas of focus: research support and collaboration. The positions which are now advertised are intended to operate within research support. The office is an important part of the university-wide research support at Umeå University and supports the university's goal of increasing the share of national and international external research funds.

Job duties

We offer a meaningful and varied position where you will have the opportunity to work on developing and strengthening research support at Umeå University.

With us, you take part in and contribute to the latest developments in research funding. At the same time, you broaden your network in Sweden and Europe. The work is characterized by exciting meetings with researchers from different disciplines.

You will be part of a work group of about ten employees consisting of operations managers, EU experts, research coordinators, economists and lawyers. We work to strengthen our researchers' opportunities to compete for external research funds by informing about research funding and the financiers' requirements, providing support in the application process and during the course of the project, and providing feedback to strengthen applications. This takes place via seminars for both researchers and administrators, information through websites and newsletters, and active work with researchers' applications.


We are looking for you who is self-motivated and can also plan, lead and implement projects together with various actors, something that requires your ability to create good relationships in both internal and external contexts. You are stimulated by creating results in knowledge-intensive environments and have a proactive way of working that has positive effects on the development our office. As a person, you are flexible, solution-focused and committed.

We are looking for you who have:

  • Disputed in relevant subject area
  • Ability to organize and prioritize so you can manage complex workflows even under time pressure
  • Ability to work independently, but at the same time is comfortable working in a group
  • A sense of responsibility and service, and the ability to create good relationships with various actors
  • Ability to convey your knowledge in an educational way
  • Good knowledge of Swedish and English in both speech and writing

It is advantageous if you have:

  • Experience in providing qualified writing support or leading/coordinating application writing
  • Experience from work in other research support activities/Grants Office or work with research financiers
  • Experience of cross-/multidisciplinary working methods
  • Relevant networks nationally and internationally

We will place great emphasis on personal qualities.


This position is for full-time until further notice with start as soon as possible. Probationary employment may be applied. For further information, please contact Head of Office, Hans-Olov Byqvist , tel. 090-786 53 55, e-mail: , or Head of Operations, Agneta Plamboeck, tel. 073- 211 10 00, e-mail: 

Union information is provided by SACO-S 090-786 53 65, Seko 090-786 52 96 and ST 090-786 54 31.

Welcome with your application no later than 2023-02-06!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast efter överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-80-23
  • Hans-Olov Byqvist, enhetschef, +46907865355
  • Agneta Hånell Plamboeck, verksamhetsledare, +4673-2111000
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 17.Jan.2023
Last application date 06.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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