Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine

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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.

The Department of Integrative Medical Biology at Umeå University announces a post doc position in regenerative medicine. The employment is a fixed-term position on full-time positioned in Umeå, starting 2023-06-01 or upon agreement. 


The applicant will work in the Laboratory of Neural Repair and Cellular Therapy. The research group consists of basic scientists and clinical researchers who have overarching research interests in regenerative medicine, with particular focus on spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury. Projects involve work in different aspects of tissue engineering using both in vitro and in vivo model systems. We are looking for an enterprising person who wants to contribute to ongoing projects and also be encouraged to actively develop new lines of research in the field.

Work responsibilities

The role of the new postdoc in the project would be to lead experimental research studies under the supervision of the group leader, as well as to support junior staff in adjoining projects. The position will include a lot of challenging bench-work, as well as independent work on project design and advanced data analysis. 


A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate in neuroscience, stem cell biology or tissue engineering is eligible to apply. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time at which the appointment decision is made. We are looking for someone with technical expertise in cell culture, basic methods in histology and molecular biology, and in vivo experimental models. Experience of cell therapy or biomaterials applications following spinal cord or peripheral nerve injury is highly merited. You shall be proficient in spoken English and have prior experience of writing reports/manuscripts in English.

Additional useful qualifications

Since appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is a career-development position for junior researchers, we are primarily interested in applicants who completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, an applicant who has completed their degree earlier than that may be considered. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, appointments of trust for a trade union organisation or other similar circumstances, and for relevant duties/assignments within the subject area.

More information about the position

The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years in accordance with the terms of contract for fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral researcher starting 2023-06-01 or upon agreement.


The application must be written in English or Swedish and must be made via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later thatn 2023-04-16. The application must include:

  • A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant’s research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.
  • CV (Curriculum vitae) including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.

Further information

For more information, please contact Professor Lev Novikov, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University

We look forward to receiving your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-06-01 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-417-23
  • Lev Novikov,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 17.Mar.2023
Last application date 16.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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