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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. Postdoctoral position in cardiac physiology at the Faculty of Medicine University of Iceland

A full-time position for a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral fellow is available at the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland.  

Field of work

This is an outstanding opportunity to work on a project in the cardiovascular field funded for three years. The project focuses on the interplay between biological sex and inflammation in myocardial hypertrophy. The successful candidate will have previous experience in cardiac diseases and will be self-directed with excellent organizational and technical skills, as well as capable of working collaboratively in a team.

Qualification requirements

  • Doctoral degree in molecular life sciences or a related field
  • Experience in cardiac surgery and physiology in mice
  • Laboratory experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, immunology
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and communication skills

Application process

Application documents

  • Motivation letter, including relevance of previous experience to the position (max 2 pages)
  • Full but succinct CV in a tabular form, including academic experience
  • Certificates
  • A reference list

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, who will also be asked to provide two reference letters.

Salary will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research and scientific institution in Iceland.

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

Application deadline

Application deadline is 05.01.2022

For further information contact

Georgios Kararigas

george@hi.is

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2. PhD or postdoc positions available at the BioMedical Center at the University of Iceland

We are looking for a highly qualified, motivated and hard-working postdoc or graduate student for a fully funded three year project in the Bjornsson laboratory (https://notendur.hi.is/htb/) at the BioMedical Center, University of Iceland. The applicants are expected to start in January 2022 but this can be negotiated.

Field of work

This position is part of an international collaboration between University of Iceland and Johns Hopkins University (EDDA-MD; https://heilbrigdisvisindastofnun.hi.is/biodmedical-science-research/rol...). The student or postdoc 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. Our project involves systematic knockout of the Epigenetic Machinery in mouse neurons, to study impact on neuronal behavior, expression and epigenetics using cutting-edge technologies such as CRISPR forward mutagenesis, sc-RNA-Seq and Nanopore sequencing. Our group has recently published papers in high impact journals such as eLIFE, AJHG, and Genome Research. 

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 is valuable
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer and data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

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 and an overview of publications, if any.
  • 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).
  • 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).

PhD applicants must fulfill the requirements for registration in PhD studies in the School of Health Sciences.

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

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

The University of Iceland is a growing community of knowledge and is a very dynamic and interesting workplace. Our values are academic freedom, professionalism and equality. The University strives to provide flexibility and encourages participation in the progression of the studies and research in all fields within the realm of the University. 

Application deadline

Application deadline is 15.12.2021

For further information contact

Hans Tómas Björnsson

htb@hi.is

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3. Researcher in analytical chemistry

The Center for Systems Biology, University of Iceland (CSBUI; http://systemsbiology.hi.is) in association with Kerecis ehf. (www.kerecis.com) is seeking a researcher to take part in a project investigating the biochemical changes of wound healing.  The CSBUI focuses on the construction of biological networks and their applications to human cell metabolic research. Kerecis ehf. is an Icelandic biotech company that formulates bioscaffolds from fish skin for next generation wound care.

Field of work

The selected candidate will work as part of a team focusing on the characterization of the chemical composition of Kerecis wound scaffolding material and its effect in wound healing. The selected candidate will be required to work independently and oversee experimental setup/execution and method development using UPLC-MS methodology. A contract for 12 months will be available with a possible extension of 12 months.

Qualification requirements

  • A MSc or PhD in molecular biology/biochemistry/chemistry or equivalent within the past 5 years is required.
  • A strong background in cellular biology.
  • A strong background in mass spectrometry and broad understanding of high-throughput mass spectrometry research and analysis.
  • Programming skills are beneficial.
  • Demonstrated research abilities in the form of publications, posters and presentations. 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent organizational skills and independent work abilities.

Application process

Professional knowledge, recommendations, research interest and former experience will be taken into account in the hiring process.

The expected starting date will be in January 2022 or by agreement.

The applicants should include a letter of interest and describe how they can contribute to the project. The letter should be no longer than one page.  In addition, the application should include: i) CV, ii) certificates of education (BS, MSc, PhD degree), iii) two reference letters and contact information. 

All applications will be acknowledged and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications can be valid for six months after application deadline.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland. http://www.hi.is/haskolinn/jafnrettisaaetlun#markmid2

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

The University of Iceland is a growing community of knowledge and is a very dynamic and interesting workplace. Our values are academic freedom, professionalism, and equality. The University strives to provide flexibility and encourages participation in the progression of the studies and research in all fields within the realm of the University. 

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs around 400 people involved with teaching and research. The School offers an international working environment, with the number of international employees and students increasing each year. Currently about quarter of all employees and graduate students are international. The school has 2000 students, thereof around 180 PhD students and 340 MS students. The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences is proud of its¿ diversity and reform-minded environment where knowledge acquisition and sharing is paramount.

For further information please visit the University of Iceland and Relocation Services webpages.

Application deadline

Application deadline is 30.11.2021

For further information contact

Óttar Rolfsson

ottarr@hi.is

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4. MS student position to study autophagy in the Drosophila melanogaster nervous system

Sigríður Rut Franzdóttir leitar að meistaranema í 90 ECTS verkefni tengt sjálfsáti í taugakerfi ávaxtaflugu. Verkefnið er í samstarfi við Margréti H. Ögmundsdóttur og Zophonías O. Jónsson og miðað við að það hefjist 2022 (vor, sumar eða haustmisseri). Frekari upplýsingar veitir Sigríður Rut, sirrut@hi.is

The group of Sigríður Rut Franzdóttir, in collaboration with Margrét H. Ögmundsdóttir and Zophonías O. Jónsson is looking for an MS student to study autophagy in the Drosophila melanogaster nervous system.  For further information, please contact Sigríður Rut Franzdóttir sirrut@hi.is

 

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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