Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

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.

Are you interested in learning more? Read about Umeå university as a workplace

Umeå Institute of Design (UID) is now looking for a Project Assistant who will belong to a small team that connects research and education, health and food.

Work tasks
The project assistant will contribute to the design, delivery and analysis of experimental design research methods in educational and clinical settings. The work also involve project work and reporting.

Competence requirements:
- Completed Master's degree in Design Research
- Knowledge in Office-programs
- English in speech and writing

It is meritorious with:
- Experience in developing goal-oriented participatory design research methods, especially workshops
- Experience in pedagogy in design
- Experience of research with and through food
- Experience in research writing
- Experience of externally funded research projects, including creating and leading events
- Knowledge in Adobe CC or Similar programs

We are looking for someone who is independent and good at taking initiative. We want you to have a proven ability to collaborate in diversed teams. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Type of employment: Special fixed-term employment for 12 months. 50% employment rate. 
Salary: Monthly salary
Start date: October
Workplace: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå

For more information contact prefect Demian Horst;

Welcome to apply with your CV and personal letter no later than October 11.

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Oktober
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1520-23
  • Demian Horst, 090-7869782
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 21.Sep.2023
Last application date 11.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

Return to job vacancies