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The Institute of Earth Sciences, within the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position of a research specialist in the area of geochemistry, with emphasis on chemical and isotopic analyses. The specialist is expected to lead research in this field in collaboration with other staff of the Institute of Earth Sciences and the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland. The specialist should give advice to staff and students on geochemical analyses and isotope measurements, and be involved in overseeing and developing analytical facilities at the institute.

Applicants should have a doctorate degree in geology with emphasis on geochemical studies of rocks. Applicants should have considerable experience in geochemical analysis, including isotope measurements, and have a clear view on research possibilities in Iceland within the field of geochemistry.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. The field of expertise and the research program of the successful candidate should support and complement the strengths of the Institute of Earth Sciences.

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years. The evaluation of academic merits will be in accordance with Icelandic Law and Rules for the University of Iceland No. 569/2009. According to the regulations of the University, the Rector may grant promotion to qualified candidates at the start of employment, to the level of research scholar or research scientist.

The deadline for application is February 9th 2015. The successful applicant is expected to start the appointment no later than 1 September 2015.

Applicants shall include with their applications certificates attesting to their education and work experience, a list of their publications, a report on their scholarly work and other works they have carried out, and an outline of their research plans if they are offered the position. Applications must make clear which of their publications, the applicants regard as the most important regarding the advertised position (no more than eight publications should be selected). Applicants must send the most important publications with their application, or indications as to where they are accessible in electronic form. When more than one author has produced a publication, the applicant must account for his or her own contribution to the work. Applications and accompanying documentation should preferably be submitted in electronic form by e-mail: bmz@hi.is marked: HI14120111. Applications and accompanying documentation that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Research Affairs at the University of Iceland, Main Building at Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. All applications will be acknowledged and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been taken.

Salary for the position of Research Specialist will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers, and the Minister of Finance.

For further information contact Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Earth Sciences, tel + 354 8934607 or fs@hi.is

Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

Around 300 highly qualified employees at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences conduct cutting-edge research and teach in programs that offer diverse and ambitious courses in the field of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences is organised into six faculties. There is a dynamic collaboration between faculties and students are encouraged to be innovative and take initiative.

The School’s research institutes are highly sought after affiliates by international universities and serve a significant role in the scientific community. The largest of these is the Science Institute, which divides into the Institute of Physical Sciences and the Institute of Earth Sciences. The Institute of Earth Sciences and Faculty of Earth Science at the University of Iceland work closely together in research and education, under a common board.  Collectively they have 31 academic staff members that work on diverse projects, including extensive research in in volcanism and related fields.

The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research, and science institute in Iceland. The University provides a wide range of education in various fields of studies, and advices institutions, private businesses and the government. According to Times Higher Education the University of Iceland is among the top 300 universities in the world.

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