The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland seeks applicants to fill a full Research Specialist position in the area of parasitology.
- Academic and diagnostic research in parasitology in connection with animal health, diseases and zoonoses
- Development in connection with research and diagnostic projects at Keldur
- Diagnostics of parasites and parasitic infections using traditional as well as molecular methods, and development of molecular, cellular and biochemical diagnostic assays
- Consulting and guidance in the field of veterinary parasitology
- Scientific research and application for competitive research funds
- National and international collaborations
- Supervision of research projects and student guidance
- Working in the capacity of Keldur as a national reference laboratory (NRL) for parasites
- Graduate degree in biological sciences, veterinary medicine or animal health sciences
- PhD in the field of parasitology
- Good knowledge and experience in traditional as well as molecular diagnostic methods and knowledge of parasite life cycles
- Experience in project management and successful grant applications are preferred
- Organised and independent work skills
- Good communication skills
- Consideration will be given to how well the applicant’s research fits with the principal research fields of the institute.
Application deadline and further information: Application deadline is February 28th 2020.
Applications shall be sent to Baldvin M. Zarioh, project manager at the Division of Science and Innovation at the University of Iceland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information contact Professor Sigurdur Ingvarsson tel: (354) 5855123, e-mail: email@example.com.
Applicants shall include with their applications certificates attesting to their education and work experience, a CV with a publication list, a report on their scholarly work and other work they have carried out, and an outline of future research plan for the position. Applicants must make clear which of their publications, they regard as the most important regarding the advertised position (no more than eight publications should be selected). Applicants must include a copy of their most important publications with the application, or indicate where they are accessible in electronic form. When multiple authors are listed on a publication, the applicant must account for his or her own contribution to the work. The applicant should provide contact details of two referees.
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 may be valid for six months.
Salaries will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between Icelandic Confederation of University Graduates (BHM) and the Ministry of Finance.
Appointments take aim of the equal rights policy of the institute.
The Institute for Experimental Pathology operates according to a statute of the Icelandic parliament enacted in 1990. It is an academic establishment and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, with a special governing board and an independent budget. The predominant aspects of the activities of the Institute are scientific and diagnostic research in veterinary medicine. The expertise is on the following disciplines: prionology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Diagnostic service and applied research on ecto- and endoparasites that cause economic loss in animal husbandry and aquaculture, and on those that infect companion animals is performed at the institute. Research is also done on parasites in and on wildlife animals, including mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Recent developments are towards modern approaches to parasitology, including molecular biology. Many of the past and present research projects in parasitology at the institute are based on international collaboration.
The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur is a university institute focusing on basic veterinary research and diagnostic services. Information about the activities of the institute can be found on www.keldur.is.