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A PhD student position is available to study neonatal immune response. Neonatal immune responses are weak and short lived and they are susceptible to infections. We have shown that adjuvants can accelerate and enhance neonatal immune responses and prolong their persistence. The PhD project will focus on synergistic effects of novel adjuvants when given one after the other subcutaneously or intranasally (prime-boost) with a vaccine against pneumococci. It will be studed if such immunizations can elicit optimal induction of long-lived B and T cells, survival of memory cells and plasma cells, their recruitment to the lungs and protection against pneumococcal lung infection and bacteremia. The tissue distribution of B and T memory cells will be studied, and generation of surivival niches and survival factors.

The project will involve the use of neonatal mice, isolation of cells from lymphoid organs and lungs, immunohistology and cellular analysis by ELISPOT and flow cytometry, antibody measurements by ELISA and analysis of gene expression by RT_PCR or sequencing, as well as other immunological, cellular and biochemical methods.

The project has been awarded a 3 years grant from the PhD Fund of the University of Iceland. The project should start 1. September 2020, or according to further agreement.

A Ph.D. position in Chemistry at the University of Iceland is open for applications. The scholarship is funded by a three-year PhD scholarship from the Research Fund of the University of Iceland. We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to synthesize stable radicals and conjugate them to biopolymers, in particular peptides and nucleic acids.

The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), University of Iceland seeks a research specialist to fill a tenure-track position in Earth Sciences, with expertise and research experience in paleomagnetism and paleomagnetic measurements. Applications from researchers specializing in structural geology and tectonics will also be considered.

Given the Covid-19 crisis and the uncertainty about travel, we decided to extend the recruitment deadline until the 31st August.

The University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the School of Humanities – Faculty of History and Philosophy. Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up a new PhD scholarship opportunity to contribute to the research project “The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art (FEINART)”, an ambitious Innovative Training Network (ITN), supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The successful candidate will undertake a 3-year PhD programme in socially engaged art and the interdependent art sector, within the interdisciplinary-based subject area of art and political philosophy. The programmes will provide a comprehensive range of academic and non-academic research and managerial skills.

In this particular programme, the ESR will conduct research and analysis of philosophical implications of the cognitive and affective shift of the spectator from ‘audience’ to ‘participant’.

The position is for three years and it is expected that the candidate can start in February 2021.

Director of Studies: Prof. Björn Þorsteinsson.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306.

Given the Covid-19 crisis and the uncertainty about travel, we decided to extend the recruitment deadline until the 31st August.

The University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the School of Humanities – Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies. Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up a new PhD scholarship opportunity to contribute to the research project “The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art (FEINART)”, an ambitious Innovative Training Network (ITN), supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The successful candidate will undertake a 3-year PhD programme in socially engaged art and the interdependent art sector, within the interdisciplinary-based subject area of art theory/cultural theory. The programmes will provide a comprehensive range of academic and non-academic research and managerial skills.

In this particular programme, the ESR will conduct analysis, survey and assessment of socially engaged art programmes and resources of independent art spaces in Iceland.

The position is for three years and it is expected that the candidate can start in February 2021.

Director of Studies: Prof. Benedikt Hjartarson.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306.

Given the Covid-19 crisis and the uncertainty about travel, we decided to extend the recruitment deadline until the 31st August.

The University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the School of Humanities – Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies. Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up a new PhD scholarship opportunity to contribute to the research project “The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art (FEINART)”, an ambitious Innovative Training Network (ITN), supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The successful candidate will undertake a 3-year PhD programme in socially engaged art and the interdependent art sector, within the interdisciplinary-based subject area of art theory/cultural theory. The programmes will provide a comprehensive range of academic and non-academic research and managerial skills.

In this particular programme, the ESR will conduct research and analysis of participatory and communal artistic practice in a wide range of regional and cultural contexts.

The position is for three years and it is expected that the candidate can start in February 2021.

Director of Studies: Prof. Jón Ólafsson.

Successful candidates will receive a 3-year full-time employment contract. As per MSCA regulations, the salary includes a living allowance of €3,770 per month (gross amount); a mobility allowance of €600 per month; and a family allowance of €500 per month (depending on family situation). The salary wil be paid in Icelandic Kronur (ISK), based on the registered currency exchange each month. Please note: The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306.