Tenure-track research position in geochemistry with a specialization in isotope geochemistry

    University of Iceland
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Iceland › Reykjavík


The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), University of Iceland, invites applications for a full-time research position in geochemistry with specialization in the field of isotope geochemistry with research focus related to geochemistry of the Earth's surface, petrology and/or mineralogy, emphasizing Iceland as a unique natural laboratory, and other geological environments, for fundamental geological processes shaping our planet.


The scientist will join the geochemistry group at IES and is expected to conduct world-class research in these fields and participate in leading, constructing and maintaining relevant geochemical facilities, develop models for geochemical processes, and attract funding for future research. Laboratories overseen by the geochemistry group include a class 10,000 clean laboratory, gas and plasma source mass-spectrometers (IRMS, ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS), laser-based CRDS isotope analyzers, EPMA, SEM, Raman, FTIR, various microscopes and experimental laboratories.

The selected candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program which incorporates the supervision of graduate students, at both the Master's and PhD level. Other supervision and teaching within the Faculty of Earth Sciences (School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, https://english.hi.is/faculty_of_earth_sciences) is negotiable, in accordance with rules of the Science Institute (nr. 685/2011).

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Eligibility criteria

The tentative starting date is January 1st 2023.

For further information please contact Anna Jóna Baldursdóttir, managing director of the Institute of Earth Sciences (annajona@hi.is) or Ingibjörg Óðinsdóttir, human resource manager (ingaodins@hi.is).

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  1. Cover letter where it is stated how the applicant meets the qualification requirements
  2. Certificates of education
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of publications
  5. Report on scholarly work and other work they carried out
  6. Outline of proposed research plan, if hired
  7. Contact information for three referees willing to provide a reference

The applicant must list up to eight of their most important publications, in relation to this position. The applicant must include a copy of these publications along with the application or indicate where they can be accessed electronically. When multiple authors are listed on a publication, the applicant must include an account of their contribution to the publication. Applications and accompanying documents, which are not submitted in electronic form, must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Innovation, University of Iceland, Main Building, Sæmundargata 2, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland.

The successful candidate will be hired for five years with the possibility of a permanent contract at the end of this period, cf. paragraph 3, Article 31 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

Processing of applications, evaluation of applicants' competence and hiring shall be in accordance with the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008 and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

All applications will be answered, and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications are stored for six months after the application deadline.

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.


Additional comments

The Institute of Earth Sciences is an independent branch of the Science Institute at the University of Iceland and the centre of academic research in Earth sciences within Iceland. The institute provides research facilities for academic staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Scientists at the IES have strong international ties and organize and participate in a range of national and international research projects. Further information about the institute can be found at: http://earthice.hi.is/

Offer Requirements


  • A Ph.D. degree in geochemistry or earth sciences
  • Research background within isotope geochemistry
  • Experience in leading research projects and obtaining research grants
  • Collaboration experience, working in cross-disciplinary teams and ability to form research relations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of the Institute of Earth Sciences.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 794043


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