Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine

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 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.

MIMS (The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden) is the Swedish node for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our mission is to promote research excellence in infection medicine and to foster the careers of the next generation of researchers in this field. Through our partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL) and a strong network of Nordic partners, we connect Swedish science to an expanding family of European research centres for molecular medicine.

We are looking for a temporary project coordinator for an employment up to 24 months with 50% employment, with a focus on event organizing. Start as soon as possible or by agreement. The position is located at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University.


Description of work tasks

As a project coordinator, you will work closely with the MIMS leadership in organizing workshops, conferences, retreats and meetings (done in collaboration with the communicator and science manager). Other duties include providing support for the organisation of events and meetings, including travel arrangements, and linking MIMS activities with the dedicated administrative services of the department. 

The work as a coordinator within MIMS requires you to be able to work both independently and in a group. Considering the nature of the tasks, you should be a service-oriented person with very good communication and organizational skills. It is also of utmost importance to be able to create good and service-oriented relationships both with the institution's external and internal target groups. As a person, you are independent, flexible, initiative-taking and well-structured.



  • To fulfil this role effectively, you must be able to communicate with our researchers.
  • You will need a basic understanding of the work processes within research and related administration.
  • University education (minimum bachelor's degree) is required.
  • You have a good ability to see the overall picture and experience working with planning and organizational issues within universities.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, and at least basic understanding of Swedish.


Other desirable qualifications

  • You have good knowledge and documented experience of the day-to-day running of a research centre at a university.
  • Previous experience in scientific project coordination is advantageous but not a requirement.
  • International experience.
  • Experience in organizing activities that engage the public is advantageous but not a requirement.



You apply through our recruitment program at the latest 13 February 2023. The application must be written in English (preferably) or Swedish and must contain:

  • A personal cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you meet the essential and desirable qualifications (maximum two A4 pages).
  • A CV documenting education and current and previous employment.
  • Names and email addresses with two to three references.
  • Other relevant documentation that you wish to include in support of your application.

Contact person: Oliver Billker,

We welcome your application!


More about us

More information about MIMS can be found on our website: . You can read more about the Department of Molecular Biology at

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As soon as possible or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-149-23
  • Oliver Billker,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 24.Jan.2023
Last application date 14.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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