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Masters and PhD Projects

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.

1. Post doc in Biology, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - HI17060138

The Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a full Post Doc position in the research domain of Biology, with emphasis on population genomics and gene expression in lichens.

Field of work: The candidate will work on population genomics and gene expression of Peltigera lichens. The project will be carried out with the research groups of professor Ólafur S. Andrésson and Silke Werth (University of Graz). The project is funded for two years by the Icelandic Research Fund and is entitled Impact of genome and long-term acclimatization on gene expression and phenotypic traits of lichen symbioses. The candidate will work on population genomics and gene expression of Peltigera lichens. The following skills are essential for the task: Excellent analytical skills with respect to population genetic analyses, familiarity with lichen biology, physical ability and experience to perform field work, and excellent manuscript writing skills. Basic knowledge of Linux programming/scripting is an advantage.

Qualification requirements: Applicants should have a doctorate in the field of population biology and genetics or comparable. A solid background in population genetics, terrestrial ecology, analytical methods and statistics, together with field and laboratory experience, is required.

How to apply: The successful applicant is expected to start the appointment as early as possible.

Please apply for the position HI17060138 online here

The following papers are needed. Please send them in one pdf file:

-          A letter of motivation

-          Certificates attesting to education (PhD or equivalent)

-          List of publications

-          CV

-          Contact information for 3 references

All applications will be acknowledged and applicants will be informed of the appointment when a decision has been taken.

The salary for the position will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers 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.

At the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences 360 people are employed in research and teaching. The School offers an international environment, with the number of international employees and students increasing each year. Currently 25% of all employees and postgraduate students are international. There are around 2300 students at the School, divided into six faculties, thereof are 350 graduate students and 150 doctoral students. Research institutes at the school are the Science Institute that divides into the Institute of Earth Sciences and Institute of Physical Sciences, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Research Institute and the Institute for Sustainability Studies which is an interdisciplinary institute and belongs to the five schools of the University of Iceland.                                                                                       

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 250 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

Information on the University of Iceland here and Relocation Service here.

Further information: For further information contact Prof. Ólafur S. Andrésson, tel (+354) 525 4627, osa@hi.is or Silke Werth, silke.werth@uni-graz.at

Deadline: The application deadline is through the 30th July, 2017

2. PhD student in biomedical sciences / biomedical technology - School og Health Sciences - HI17060047

We are looking for a PhD student, who will work on the project Oxygen transport and oxygen consumption in the retina and the effect of diabetes. The PhD student will be enrolled at the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland but the project is suitable for students with background from various fields of health sciences and engineering / technology.

The project is supported for three years by the University of Iceland Research Fund.

Field of work: The retina of the eye senses light and sends information to the brain. Disturbed bloodflow and oxygenation of the retina are believed to be involved in many common and serious diseases, including diabetic retinopathy. The research group has developed a retinal oximeter, which measures oxygen saturation in retinal blood vessels. The retinal oximeter takes images of the retina with two wavelengths of light simultaneously. The images are analysed in custom software. The oximetry technology is now used by over 30 research groups world-wide.

The main aims of the project are (A) to improve technology for retinal oximetry, (B) to better understand normal oxygenation of the retina and (C) to better understand how diabetes can affect the retina. The emphasis of the PhD project can shift between A, B and C above, according to the background and interest of the student.

The student will be a part of a research group, which has background in biomedical sciences and engineering. The group has strong ties with foreign research groups. The student will be based at the Institute of Physiology, which is part of the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland. The research group is part of the University of Iceland Biomedical Center (www.lifvisindi.hi.is).

Qualification requirements:

  • We are looking a for an excellent student with an MSc degree (or similar skills) in appropriate fields of health sciences, physical sciences, engineering / technology. Examples: Biology, medicine, electrical- and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, physics and mathematics.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • The applicant needs to be able to work independently and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The applicant must meet the requirements needed to enrol in the School of Health Sciences PhD programme.

How to apply: Apply here

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).
  • CV.
  • Certificates of education (BSc and MSc degree) and distribution of grades.
  • The name, telephone number and e-mail address of two referrals (include their relationship to the applicant).
  • Overview of publications, if available.
  • Applicants are also invited to send 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 2017.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made.

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.

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

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland is a national leader in the field of healthcare and has played a key role in the build-up of the Icelandic health care system. The school is comprised of six faculties: Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition; Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Odontology.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching; research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

Further information: For more information, please contact Sveinn Hakon Hardarson (sveinnha@hi.is), assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland.

Deadline: The application deadline is through the 31st July, 2017

3. Ph.D. studentship at the Biomedical Center, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated researcher for a Ph.D. position focusing on profiling metabolites in breast cancer tissue at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The PhD. student will be enrolled in to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

This project is supported by the Icelandic Science and Technology Council Research Fund for three years.

Field of work: The objective of this study is to improve diagnostic tools for breast cancer by profiling metabolic phenotypes in breast cancer tissue. In collaboration with experts at Imperial Collage London, the newly developed desorption electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) imaging analysis will be used for this purpose. The Ph.D. candidate will perform all tissue DESI-MS and data profiling analysis at Imperial College London. Following disease and prognostic related analysis will be performed at University of Iceland.

The studentship is at the Biomedical Center (www.lifvisindi.hi.is) and is associated with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Qualification requirements: We are looking for an excellent student with a MSc degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedicine, medicine, analytical chemistry, biomedical engineering or related fields. Individuals that do not have a MSc degree, but fulfil the admission requirements for doctoral studies at the School of Health Sciences, can also apply.
Good laboratory and analytical skills.
Good Computer skills.
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Experience in mass spectrometry analysis, including knowledge in lipidomics and metabolomics would be desirable.
Knowledge in statistical analysis and working with large data sets would be desirable.
Knowledge in cancer biology would be desirable.
The applicant needs to be able to work independently and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
The applicant must meet the requirements needed to enrol into the School of Health Sciences Ph.D. program.
How to apply
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).
CV.
Certificates of education (BSc and MSc degree) and distribution of grades.
The name, telephone number and e-mail address of two referrals (their relationship to the applicant).
Overview of publications.
Applicants are also invited to send PDF of MS thesis (in any language) and any other relevant publications if available (max 5 documents).

The applicant is expected to start in fall 2017.

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

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland is a national leader in the field of health care and has played a key role in the build-up of the Icelandic health care system. The school is comprised of six faculties: Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition; Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Odontology.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an educational and research institution of international standing, which has close ties with Icelandic industry and society. The faculty is a vibrant and highly valued research and teaching unit; in fact, it is one of the most productive of the University's Faculties.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching; research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

For further information contact Dr. Margret Thorsteinsdottir (margreth@hi.is) and Dr. Sigridur Klara Bodvarsdottir (skb@hi.is)

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