Postdoctral positions - Umeå University
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Scholarship Details

Funded by the prestigious Kempe Foundation, this tax-free scholarship offers a total of 700,000 SEK, disbursed in four payments over the two-year period. This equates to 29,166 SEK per month, providing ample support for your research endeavors. The application deadline is July 1, 2024.

Project Overview

Globally, one in every five individuals experienced clinically detectable hearing loss in 2019. Traditional audiometry tests, which estimate hearing thresholds in silence, are invaluable yet fall short of identifying underlying pathological causes and suprathreshold hearing deficits. Our team has developed sophisticated auditory models to simulate sound coding in the human auditory periphery, examining how specific cochlear pathologies impact this process.

In this project, we aim to enhance our cochlear mechanics models and integrate them with computational models of the auditory neural pathways. This integration will help us understand how various pathologies affect the auditory system’s overall response, particularly at suprathreshold levels.

Additionally, our projects include implementing signal processing techniques on DSP platforms to address various aspects of hearing loss. Should you be interested, you are welcome to contribute to these efforts.

As a postdoc at TFE, you will immerse yourself in an international, collaborative environment. This role offers a unique opportunity to expand your expertise in cochlear mechanics, auditory modeling, technical audiology, and real-time signal processing. We encourage intellectual curiosity and support research that can be published in high-impact scientific journals.

About the Department

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University is home to talented researchers, educators, and students specializing in electronic engineering, signal processing, embedded systems, and biomedical engineering. Our mission is to innovate and develop technologies that benefit individuals with functional disabilities.


To qualify for this postdoctoral scholarship, you must have completed a doctoral degree or hold a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree. Priority is given to those who have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances such as illness, parental leave, military service, or relevant professional appointments.

Essential Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in electrical/computer engineering, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • A strong record of scientific publications in acoustics, computational neuroscience, hearing science, or technical audiology.
  • Expertise in MATLAB.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to plan and conduct independent research.

Desirable Skills

  • Real-time C programming on embedded systems and DSP platforms.
  • Experience with IBM SPSS for statistical analysis.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents in a single PDF file, labeled with the reference number FS 2.1.7-886-24, to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including a publication list
  • Verified copy of your doctoral degree certificate or documentation indicating when the degree will be obtained
  • Verified copy of your master’s degree, including the grade list
  • Any other supporting documents
  • Contact information for two references

The application can be written in English (preferred) or Swedish. The application deadline is July 1, 2024.

Contact Information

For further details, please reach out to Associate Professor Amin Saremi at (+46) 721424018 or via email at

About Umeå University

Umeå University is known for its close-knit campus environment, fostering a collaborative and open culture that celebrates mutual success. Learn more about Umeå University as a workplace at Umeå University Careers.

Join the Umeå Postdoc Community

Umeå University offers a vibrant postdoc community through the Umeå Postdoc Society (UPS). UPS facilitates networking, organizes social and career development events, and works to enhance the postdoc experience on campus. Visit their website at Umeå Postdocs and connect with them early in your journey.

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