This office’s main goal is to communicate academic and non-academic opportunities to Postdocs, including the organization of soft skills workshops. The career development office also works in collaboration with the Research Support Office at the University.

Office bearers

Madhusree Mitra

I grew up in Kolkata (‘City of Joy’), West Bengal, India. After my bachelor’s in biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology, I did my PhD in microalgal biotechnology and metabolomics from CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (India). I then moved to Umeå in Feb 2021 for my first Post-Doc to work on wood cell wall chemistry at Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).  We are using different chromatographic techniques to understand the changes in wood cell walls with special reference to cuticle and suberin. Apart from research, I enjoy reading, hiking, travelling, photography, listening to music and various podcasts, and discussing many things (based on my mood though). I am an introvert who talks a lot (sometimes). I joined UPS to connect with fellow researchers from different fields; and also to help and support my co-peers.

Bina Singh

Polina Kurtser

I am a computer vision researcher and completed my PhD in Israel at Ben-Gurion University, building robots to pick sweet peppers in greenhouses. I moved to UMU in 2022 for my postdoc with the Department of Radiation Sciences, where I deal with medical image denoising and reconstruction using deep learning and AI. I like to pick up new hobbies in my free time and fail to stick to them. This year, I am into gardening (the wrong part of the world, I know), singing, and knitting.

Natalia Sandoval Herrera