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The Aurora Alliance of nine societally engaged research universities in Europe is looking for a Project Manager to manage the research and Innovation aspect of the Aurora European University Alliance supported by the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 Programme. More specifically, the project manager will coordinate and manage the Aurora SWAFS (Science with and for Society) project that has been approved by the European Commission as part of the “Support for the Research and Innovation Dimension of European Universities”. The project is funded for three years. 

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The Faculty of Earth Sciences (FES) in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the field of structural geology and tectonics.

We seek an individual with an outstanding track-record in research and a great potential for establishing a world-class research program as well as excellent teaching of structural geology and tectonics.

The Department of Biochemistry, University of Iceland invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in molecular biophysics. 

The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr. Pétur O. Heiðarsson ( and will work on understanding the interactions of extremely disordered transcription factors with chromatin. The successful candidate will use cutting-edge single-molecule spectroscopy and microscopy as a core method to investigate intrinsically disordered proteins that operate on a dynamic nucleoprotein landscape, in vitro and in vivo. This project, which is funded by a grant from the Icelandic Research Fund (IRF), is a multinational collaboration with research groups in Europe and Australia, and offers the candidate a possibility for short research visits abroad. The project is also affiliated with the REPIN Center at the University of Copenhagen, which is dedicated to redefining protein interactions within the framework of molecular disorder.

The Faculty of Physical Sciences seeks applicants to fill two Ph.D. student positions for the project: Electron power absorption and plasma chemistry in capacitively coupled discharge.

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated researcher for a three-year Ph.D. position focusing on transcriptional regulation in mouse embryonic stem cells at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. 

The project is supported by the University of Iceland Doctoral Fund and the Icelandic Research Council for three years.