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Postdoctoral researcher - Sleep Revolution (Digitalization)

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Reykjavik University
Research Field
Computer science » Other
Engineering » Other
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
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Offer Description

The Sleep Revolution is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (or research specialist) for the Horizon 2020 project, sponsored by the European Commission (no. 965417). The project is led by Reykjavik University (RU) with a large network of partners in Europe and Australia. The research partners are academic, industry and health institutions. The work is highly inter-disciplinary with involvement from four departments; Department of Engineering, Computer Sciences, Sport Science and Psychology.

The postdoctoral position will play a key role in the digitalization part of the project, which has the goal to create a revolution in digital health in general, and personalized sleep in particular. Within the project we have been designing and developing a digital infrastructure that consists of a novel, cutting-edge digital platform and a mobile application which we would like to further develop and research the impact of. The digital platform is built through a layered-modular architectural approach and the research opportunities would therefore both be architectural, as well as socio-technical. 

The post-doctoral candidate would continue their studies, carry out writing of research papers and further increase expertise in a specialist subject to acquire novel skills and research methods with a focus on the intersection between sleep research and information systems research. Based on that, we would like to hire a postdoctoral candidate, preferably with the background in information systems, informatics or computer science, with a will to continue to develop a research profile within that area.

Position Responsibilities also require the management of undergraduate and graduate students in conjunction with academic staff.

In your application please address which area of the Sleep Revolution project you would focus on in your post doctoral research, information on the project can be found here:


Research Field
Computer science » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent
Research Field
Engineering » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent
  • A completed Ph.D. degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or related fields.
  • Self-organised with a strong ability to work autonomously.
  • Flexible, result-oriented, willing to learn and to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse team.
  • Dynamic and communicative personality with high social competence.
  • Strong ability to communicate in English (oral and written) is essential.
  • Be located in Reykjavík, Iceland or willing to relocate to Reykjavik.

Additional Information

Selection process

All applications must be accompanied by a CV with information about previous jobs, education, references etc. It is also optional to attach a cover letter where the applicant can justify the reasons for being the right person for the job. Please include links to public software repositories with any relevant projects.

Additional comments

The position is project-related and, thus, temporary for 2-3 years. Start is by agreement in early 2023. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. Any questions may be sent to Anna Sigridur Islind (


Reykjavik University (RU)

Reykjavík University has around 3.700 students and 300 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculty in two schools: Technology and Social Sciences. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The University is centrally located in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland.

The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.

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Reykjavík University
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Menntavegur 1


Menntavegur 1