Research Scientist responsible for running the Electron Microprobe Laboratory at the Institute of Earth Sciences - University of Iceland
The Institute of Earth Sciences - University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, and well known for its research. The University of Iceland is a public university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Engineering.
The Institute of Earth Sciences - University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track research position in petrology/geochemistry. Applicants should have a doctorate degree in petrology, geochemistry or a related field combined with advanced knowledge in geochemical analytical techniques and operation of an Electron Microprobe Laboratory. The applicant will manage the Electron Microprobe Laboratory, develop through research, new techniques to enhance the Institute’s analytical capabilities in geochemistry and carry out his/her own research within petrology/geochemistry. Specific responsibilities include teaching short courses in microprobe operation for users and support the research of other faculty members. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential assets. This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years.
The evaluation of academic merits will be in accord with Icelandic Law and Rules for the University of Iceland No. 459/2009. (https://english.hi.is/rules_and_legislation/legislation_and_rules)
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 a report on 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. Applicants are also expected to include references for their teaching and administrative work, as appropriate.
Salary for the position will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers, and the Minister of Finance in Iceland.
The deadline for application is August 10 2012.
Applications and accompanying documentation should preferably be submitted in electronic form by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and accompanying documentation that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Research at the University of Iceland, Main Building at Sudurgata, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been taken.
For further information contact Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, chairman of the board of IES +354-525 4800, e-mail: email@example.com; and Sigurður Jakobsson, leader, petrology group, IES, +354-4800, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Project of the University of Iceland.