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PhD Student position in Scandinavian Linguistics within the School of Humanities

The University of Iceland welcomes applications for a PhD position within the School of Humanities. The doctoral project is research of adverbial clauses in Icelandic and related languages. The project is funded for two years by the University of Iceland Research Fund. Work on the doctoral program should preferably commence in September 2022.We are looking for an individual who has enthusiasm for the subject matter and a determination to finish a doctorate program at the University of Iceland.

Ph.D. student position in Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

A full time Ph.D. position in engineering seismology and earthquake engineering at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 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 engineering seismology, seismic hazard assessment and earthquake engineering. The work will be carried out at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The doctoral candidate will work closely alongside two post-doctoral associates within a research project that has received a funding from the Icelandic Centre for Research for three years.

PhD Student position in Philosophy within the School of Humanities

The University of Iceland welcomes applications for a PhD position within the School of Humanities. The doctoral project focuses on the nature of philosophical progress and related issues regarding progress in philosophy. The doctoral position is funded for three years by the University of Iceland Research Fund and will be closely associated with two other projects funded by the Icelandic Research Fund: Understanding Progress, in Science and Beyond (2020-2022) and Understanding Philosophical Progress (2023-2025). Work on the doctoral project would preferably commence in September 2022. We are looking for an individual who has enthusiasm for the subject matter and a determination to finish a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Iceland.

PhD student in melanoma research

We are looking for a highly qualified, motivated and a hard-working PhD student to work on melanoma immune evasion at the University of Iceland. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Berglind Ósk Einarsdóttir, and professor Eirikur Steingrímsson which will be the supervising teacher. The student will belong to the Graduate Program in Molecular Life Sciences, a joint program between research groups at the University of Iceland and other research organizations and will therefore belong to a stimulating interdisciplinary educational program in the field of molecular life sciences. 

Ph.D. student position in Earth Sciences

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks applicants to fill a Ph.D. student position for three years for the project: Anthropogenic impacts on lakes in Iceland.The planned research will focus on lake ecosystems in Iceland and potential anthropogenic impacts due to the dissemination of emissions of reactive nitrogen, the country¿s tourism boom in recent years and the influx of pollutants. Surface-sediment samples and short sediment cores will be collected from a number of lowland and highland lakes as a basis to investigate sedimentological, geochemical and ecological parameters. Relatively recent lake alterations as a result of atmospheric nutrient deposition, catchment-soil erosion and climate change will be assessed.The planned research includes:to test whether anthropogenic emissions of reactive nitrogen caused nutrient-budget changes in the last decades,to examine whether the influx of detrital particles and organic matter from the catchment changed as a result of increased soil erosion in the catchment and/or recent climate change, andto determine when lake conditions changed, the rates of change, and to understand the driving factors.

Ph.D. student position in Earth Sciences

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks applicants to fill a Ph.D. student position for three years for the project: Anthropogenic impacts on lakes in Iceland.The planned research will focus on lake ecosystems in Iceland and potential anthropogenic impacts due to the dissemination of emissions of reactive nitrogen, the country¿s tourism boom in recent years and the influx of pollutants, including microplastics. Surface-sediment samples and short sediment cores will be collected from a number of lowland and highland lakes as a basis to investigate sedimentological, geochemical and ecological parameters and microplastics. Relatively recent lake alterations as a result of atmospheric nutrient deposition, catchment-soil erosion, climate change and microplastics pollution will be assessed.The planned research includes:to test whether anthropogenic emissions of reactive nitrogen caused nutrient-budget changes in the last decades,to examine whether the influx of detrital particles and organic matter from the catchment changed as a result of increased soil erosion in the catchment and/or recent climate change,to determine when lake conditions changed, the rates of change, and to understand the driving factors, andto determine current levels of microplastics pollution (plastics <5 mm in length).