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Interested in joining the BMC?

 
With its recognized and engaged faculty, BMC offers excellent opportunities for masters students, PhD fellows and postdoctoral fellows to participate in cutting-edge research. 

Masters and PhD Projects

1. Open posdoc position at the Icelandic Heart Association

The Icelandic Heart Association (IHA) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral research scientist with expertise in computational biology.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Hjartavernd, Holtasmára 1, 201 Kópavogi or send to
atvinna@hjarta.is

The IHA has established a number of population-based studies, the AGES-Reykjavik cohort being the best recognized which is one of the founding cohorts of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium. Our research is focused on identifying genetic and environmental
factors that influence the risk of common diseases.

The position is funded for two years. The candidate will work on a NIH R01 funded project on Alzheimer’s disease. The project will involve the analysis of large-scale proteomics, genetics and detailed longitudinal phenotypic information, including cognitive tests and imaging. The ideal candidate will have the following
qualifications:

• PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics or other relevant area
• Skills in analyzing large datasets and proficiency in programming (e.g. R/Python/Perl)
• Publication record within bioinformatics, genomics, and/or genetics
• Ability to work independently but also collaborate within the group and with external collaborators
• Excellent written and spoken English

The projects will take place within a vibrant scientific environment within the Biomedical Center at the University of Iceland (http://lifvisindi.hi.is/). The BMC is an official collaboration between research groups working in biomedical molecular life sciences within the University, the University Hospital, Reykjavik University and other research institutions in Iceland. It includes over 70 Principal Investigators and over hundred graduate students and postdocs. The graduate program will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is a safe, beautiful and a fun place to live and work.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Hjartavernd, Holtasmára 1, 201 Kópavogi or send to
atvinna@hjarta.is

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2. Gagnasérfræðingur, laus staða hjá Hjartavernd

Hjartavernd óskar eftir að ráða sérfræðing til að starfa við gagnagrunna vísindarannsókna.

Umsóknarfrestur er til og með 12. mars 2021. Umsóknum skal skilað til Hjartaverndar, Holtasmára 1 201 Kópavogi merkt Gagnasérfræðingur eða á netfangið atvinna@hjarta.is

Helstu verkefni
• Samtenging gagna og SQL fyrirspurnir
• Uppsetning á gagnasettum og útleiðsla á breytum fyrir vísindarannsóknir
• Samskipti við innlenda og erlenda samstarfsaðila vegna gagna
• Lýsandi tölfræði og eftir þörfum aðhvarfsgreiningar

Menntunar- og hæfniskröfur
• Háskólapróf í raunvísindum / verkfræði eða skyldum greinum
• Reynsla af vinnu með stór gagnasöfn
• Góð þekking á gagnagrunnum og fyrirspurnamáli (SQL)
• Þekking á tölfræði og tölfræðiforritum (R, Stata, SAS)
• Þekking á heilbrigðisgögnum og vísindarannsóknum er kostur
• Góð almenn tölvufærni
• Nákvæm og öguð vinnubrögð
• Lipurð í mannlegum samskiptum
• Gott vald á íslensku og ensku

Unnið er að ýmsum verkefnum og mikið og gott samstarf er við aðrar stofnanir og rannsóknarstöðvar út um allan heim.
Mikill fjöldi vísindagreina hefur verið birtur um rannsóknir Hjartaverndar.

Umsóknarfrestur er til og með 12. mars 2021. Umsóknum skal skilað til Hjartaverndar, Holtasmára 1 201 Kópavogi merkt Gagnasérfræðingur eða á netfangið atvinna@hjarta.is

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3. PhD studentship available in transcriptional regulation of cell fate commitment at the BioMedical Center at the University of Iceland

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated researcher for a three-year Ph.D. position focusing on transcriptional regulation in mouse embryonic stem cells at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The project is supported by the University of Iceland Doctoral Fund and the Icelandic Research Council for three years.

Field of work:

The studentship is in the Biomedical Center (www.lifvisindi.hi.is) and is associated with the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate Program in Molecular Life Sciences (GPMLS).  The graduate program is a joint program between research groups at the University of Iceland and research organizations associated with the University. The main objective of GPMLS is to create a dynamic interdisciplinary educational program and to advance research and education in the field of molecular life sciences. The program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating environment for students working towards MSc. or PhD.

The PhD Position
The student will investigate transcriptional mechanisms in mouse embryonic stem cell fate commitment, with the aim of generating a better understanding of molecular mechanisms of early embryonic development.  The approach will focus on genome wide assays such as chromatin immunoprecipitation and gene expression analysis coupled to high throughput sequencing in addition to molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology techniques as well as CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing techniques. Erna Magnúsdóttir, associate professor at the Faculty of medicine, will be the projects supervisor. The group’s website can be found at http://magnuslab.is/.

Qualification requirements

•    We are looking for an excellent student with a recently completed MSc degree in cell biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
•    Good experience working on research in a laboratory setting on molecular biology and cell biology assays.
•    Experience and skills in mammalian cell culture are required.
•    Good Computer skills.
•    Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
•    The applicants need to be able to work independently and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
•    The applicants must meet the requirements needed to enrol into the School of Health Sciences Ph.D. program.

Application process

Please include the following with the application:
•    Description of how the applicant meets the requirements, his/her interests in the project and how he/she can contribute to the project (max 2 pages).
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Certificates of education (BS and MSc degree) and distribution of grades.
•    The name, telephone number and e-mail address of two referrals (including their relationship to the applicant). 
•    Overview of publications.
•    Applicants are also invited to send a PDF of MS thesis (in any language) and any other relevant publications if available (max 5 documents).

The applicant is expected to start in September 2021.

The salary for the position will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance. 

All applications will be answered, and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications will be valid for six months from the end of the application deadline. 

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.
 

Further information

For more information, please contact Erna Magnúsdóttir (erna@hi.is).

Application deadline

The application deadline is March 31st, 2021.

4. PhD and postdoc positions available at the BioMedical Center, University of Iceland

We are looking for highly qualified, motivated and hard-working postdocs and graduate students for several fully funded three year projects at the BioMedical Center, University of Iceland. The students/postdocs will belong to the Graduate Program in Molecular Life Sciences, a joint program between research groups at the University of Iceland and research organizations associated with the University and will therefore belong to a stimulating interdisciplinary educational program in the field of molecular life sciences.

The projects include the following:

The projects will use cutting-edge technologies for understanding the above pathways and will include CRISPR mutagenesis and screens, cut-and-run mapping of transcription factor binding and chromatin modifications and advanced bioinformatics analysis using cell and animal models. One PhD position is completely computational and location of training could be in Iceland or in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University) under supervision of Kasper D. Hansen (https://www.hansenlab.org/).

Location:

The projects will take place within a vibrant scientific environment within the Biomedical Center at the University of Iceland (http://lifvisindi.hi.is). The BMC is an official collaboration between research groups working in biomedical molecular life sciences within the University, the University Hospital, Reykjavik University and other research institutions in Iceland. It includes over 70 Principal Investigators and over hundred graduate students and postdocs. The graduate program will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is a safe, beautiful and a fun place to live and work.

Qualification requirements:
  • Recent PhD or MS (depending on position) in genetics, biostatistics or computational biology, biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • Laboratory experience in genetics, cellular and molecular biology or biochemistry
  • Experience working with mice and/or zebrafish is valuable but not required
  • Good computer and data analysis skills are essential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Independence and ability to work in a team
  • PhD applicants must fulfill the requirements for registration in PhD studies in the School of Health Sciences.
Application process:

Please include the following with the application:

  • Description of how the applicants meet the requirements, their interests in the project and how they can contribute to the project (max 2 pages).
  • CV.
  • Certificates of education (BS, MS and PhD degrees) and distribution of grades.
  • Reference letter from at least two previous supervisors/teachers (including information on their relationship to the applicant).
  • Overview of publications, if any.
  • Applicants are also invited to send PDF of PhD or MS thesis (in any language) and any other relevant publications if available (max 5 documents).
Further information:

Eiríkur Steingrímsson - eirikurs@hi.is 
Hans Tómas Björnsson - htb@hi.is

Application deadline

The application deadline is March 15 2021.

The applicants are expected to start in May 2021.

Please apply through the University of Iceland website: http://english.hi.is/vacancies_list

The salaries for the positions will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.  https://www.hi.is/haskolinn/malstefna_haskola_islands

 

5. M.Sc. project at the Faculty of Medicine and Icelandic Heart Association (Hjartavernd)

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our group in 2021 to work on a masters-level project on human genetics and proteomics. The aim is to combine genetic data and serum protein measurements from the AGES-Reykjavik study to identify novel pathways involved in common diseases. 
 
The project is computational and will involve evaluating and using bioinformatic methods. Experience using R, Python or other programming languages is therefore needed, as well as a basic understanding and interest in human genetics.
  
The research group is located in Læknagarður and the project is performed in collaboration with the Icelandic Heart Association. The project is funded by Rannís.
 
Please contact Valborg Guðmundsdottir (valborgg@hi.is) for further information.

PhD and postdoctoral fellows

Group leaders at the BMC are always looking for highly motivated PhD fellows and postdocs. If there are currently no open calls posted on our website, excellent PhDs and postdocs are encouraged to apply to one of our groups for fellowships at any time. The chances for a position at BMC are increased significantly if you contact us well ahead of time. Please contact the Group Leader you wish to work with directly and please enclose the following materials:

1. Cover Letter/letter of interest
2. CV
3. Three (3) letters of reference 

Send email to skb@hi.is.

Work environment at BMC

BMC is a dynamic and international research centre. We offer good working conditions with excellent possibilities in an open, collaborative atmosphere. We offer state-of-the-art research facilities in modern laboratories. The research groups at BMC collaborate closely and all our young scientists (masters students, PhD fellows and postdocs) actively participate in all our activities.

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