Postdoc One Year At Upsc

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The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology was founded in the late 1970s - when the College of Forestry moved to Umeå. The number of employees has since grown steadily is now around 100, including postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. In the late 1990s it was decided to join with the Department of Plant Physiology at Umeå University to form a research center, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology moved into the premises adjacent to the partner department and together have developed a close and successful collaboration on research issues, technology platforms, and training of master's and doctoral level students. The international element within UPSC is large, with over 40 nationalities represented.

The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.

The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics. Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of Plant Physiology.
For more information about the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and UPSC visit

The suitable candidate will review literature on flexure wood, analyze the obtained data on flexure wood characteristics and on transcriptomic changes observed in flexure wood samples, and prepare a manuscript. The work will also includes responsibility for cell wall analyses of transgenic aspen and preparation of related manuscripts.

The applicant should have a PhD in plant molecular biology/plant physiology and in-depth knowledge of wood development and stress physiology. Experience with growing and analysis of aspen in the greenhouse is required.Fluency in written and spoken English is required, and be able to work independent and as a member of a research group.

The position is primarily aimed at junior researchers with a doctoral degree which are not older than three years at the end of the application period. The diploma has to be written or translated into English or Swedish to be confirmed.

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Form of employment:
Temporary employment of 12 months, with possible extension.


Starting date:
According to agreement.

We welcome your application no later than 2021-12-09, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.

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