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Postdoc in Medical Sciences – Sweden

Umeå University (UMU)


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We are currently looking for a postdoc focusing on a project on high-intensity training among older people. The appointment is placed in Umeå and is full time for two years. Start date October 1, or by agreement.

General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: August 16, 2021 (GMT +2)
Joining Date: Oct 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Umeå HIT Study
Umeå University (UMU)

Qualification Details

Candidates must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University PhD in Medical Sciences or of other relevant subjects. Candidates with a PhD degree less than three years old will be considered first. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team of junior and senior researchers from various disciplines. Supervision of students could be included. The appointment includes planning and performance of research within the project, mainly data collection, analyzing and reporting of results. It is desirable with clinical and/or research experiences in exercise training and exercise performance testing.

Other desirable requirements

Experiences of quantitative data analyses is considered an additional qualification and knowledge of behavior change theories. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are desirable. Also excellent verbal and written Swedish communication skills are a merit, since interaction with participants in the study could be included in the work, but is not a requirement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -AN 2.2.1-984-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Documents Required

The application shall include the following documents:

  • A short description (max one A4 page) of why you are interested in the position and how you can contribute to the project.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including list of publications.
  • Copies of diplomas of relevant documents (e.g. PhD Exam).
  • Contact information for two reference persons.

About the Project

The announced position is a part of the Umeå HIT Study, an interdisciplinary study. The first phase of the study was a randomized controlled study to determine the feasibility and effects of High-Intensity Training on muscle, brain, cardiovascular, and psychological function among physically inactive older people. The HIT-intervention, that consisted of 6-second regulated cycling sprints, was compared to moderate intensity continuous training. All data are collected and the first preliminary analyses are performed. The announced postdoctoral position is mainly related to the second phase of the Umeå HIT study. In this phase, the intervention will be adapted and implemented in real life setting, in co-creation with seniors and senior organizations. The aim of the second phase is to reach large groups of older individuals. Also work with already collected data from the first phase of the study could be included during this appointment.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

Contact details

For further information, please contact Professor Erik Rosendahl. E-Mail:

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