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Applications are now being accepted for a full-time position of Project Manager at the Graduate School of the University of Iceland.

The Graduate School strives to promote a dynamic, internationally competitive research environment at the University of Iceland by implementing and monitoring requirements and standards for masters and doctoral studies.  It cooperates closely with the various Schools and Faculties of the university, the University Council´s Quality and Science Committees, and the central administration of the university.

The Icelandic Vision Lab (www.visionlab.is), headed by Drs. Heida Maria Sigurdardottir, Árni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, and Árni Kristjánsson, advertises a 2-year full-time position for a postdoctoral researcher. The position will entail combined behavioral and EEG measures of high-level visual processing in dyslexic and typical readers. 

The successful candidate will work under direct supervision of Dr. Heida Maria Sigurdardottir (http://visionlab.is/heida). Other collaborative partners are Drs. Yvonne Höller (University of Akureyri), Paolo Gargiulo (Reykjavik University), and Freyja Birgisdottir (University of Iceland). The position is fully funded by a grant from the Icelandic Research Fund (IRF). 

According to our high-level visual dysfunction hypothesis, the reading problems of some dyslexic readers are a salient manifestation of a more general deficit of visual cognition stemming from disrupted functioning of high-level visual regions. These regions play a fundamental role in the visual recognition of words and other objects. Supporting the hypothesis, our previous studies (Sigurdardottir et al., 2015; 2017; 2018; 2019) indicate that people with dyslexia have problems with tasks thought to rely on high-level regions of the ventral visual stream.

A full time Ph.D. position at the University of Iceland is open for applications. We are seeking an ambitious and hard-working graduate student to carry out original research on topics within the fields of seismic hazard assessment, earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.  The work will be carried out at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland. The doctoral candidate will work closely alongside a post-doctoral associate within a research project that has received funding from the Icelandic Centre for Research during 2019-2022.

A Postdoctoral Research position at the University of Iceland within Mechanical Engineering – Materials and Corrosion Research Group is open for applications.  The position is for one year with the possibility of an extension for another year and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Program of the European Union.  The project is in the field of Corrosion Science and Engineering with a focus on testing corrosion resistance of materials for novel drilling technology for geothermal systems.

The University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the School of Humanities – EDDA Research Center. Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to join the research project “Democratic Constitutional Design: Negotiating Civic Engagement, Institutional Control and the Common Good” as Ph.D. candidates. The project is funded by The Icelandic Research Fund. The post is fixed-term for 3 years starting no later than 1 September 2019. Three Ph.D. positions are available. The three successful applicants will become core participants in the project while working on their dissertations.

„Automated assessment of cerebral autoregulation and coupled dynamics using NIRS & EEG scoring”.
This project is hosted by the Kvikna Medical ehf. and the University of Iceland within the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences in Reykjavik, Iceland. Kvikna Medical is a creator of innovative products in the field of neurology. Kvikna focuses on the development of numerical algorithms and software for EEGs in collaboration with the University of Iceland. The faculty of industrial engineering and computer science has a research focus on decision analytics and optimization engineered for applications.
This position is one of the 15 ESR positions of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “INFANS - INtegrating Functional Assessment measures for Neonatal Safeguard", funded by the European Union’s Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The position is for 36 months.