Postdoctoral position at SLU/UPSC

Updated: about 2 months ago

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 post-doc position supported by the grant from VR is available to study cell wall of the wood cells in Ewa Mellerowicz’s lab at UPSC, Sweden.

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  • Developing chemical analysis procedures based on literature
  • Wood and cuticle chemical analyses
  • Wood and cuticle microscopy analyses
  • Statistical analyses of results, data visualization
  • Manuscript preparation

  • PhD in plant biochemistry/molecular biology (The diploma has to be written or translated into English or Swedish to be confirmed).
  • Strong background in plant biochemistry and lipid chemistry.
  • Knowledge of MS and NMR techniques with ability to identify chemical components.
  • Familiarity with microscopy methods
  • Good grasp of statistics

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.

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Temporary employment 24 months, with the possibility of extension.



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According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-02-02, 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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