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Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Postdoctoral researcher position at the Agricultural University of Iceland

The Agricultural University of Iceland is looking for a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher to join the project The Nordic Borealization Network (NordBorN) funded by NordForsk's University Cooperation call.

NordBorN will create a collaborative platform for understanding the impact of climate change and land use changes in Nordic terrestrial ecosystems. The aims of NordBorN are to create a research platform to help understand the drivers, processes and consequences of borealization in Nordic ecosystems and to create a hub for training the next generation of Nordic scientists. NordBorN brings together six Nordic universities (Agricultural University of Iceland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, University of Eastern Finland, Gothenburg University and Aarhus University) and three other partners (Norway Institute of Natural Research, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and University of Edinburgh).


  • The postdoctoral researcher will conduct their own research within the network, as well as participating in collaborative research with an international research team.
  • Work on funding opportunities for joint NordBorN projects

  • Preparation of grant applications

  • Participation in international project meetings

  • Student supervision in a multidisciplinary environment


  • Doctoral degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related subjects.
  • Strong academic background

  • Experience working in an international research environment

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

  • Experience in multi-disciplinary teamwork

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group

Further information

  • The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Agricultural University of Iceland at Árleyni 22 in Reykjavík and will work closely with Dr. Isabel C Barrio and other researchers within the NordBorN team

  • Salaries are according to the current wage agreement concluded by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and the relevant trade union.

  • Applications shall be accompanied by a motivation letter, a CV and reference contact information. At the time of hiring, a confirmation of a doctorate degree shall be submitted.

This is a full-time position

Application dedline is 08.12.2023

For more information contact

Isabel Pilar Catalan Barrio,

Sími: 433 5000

Guðmunda Smáradóttir,

Sími: 433 5000



Knowledge in the field of sustainable use of resources, environment, planning and food production.


Hvanneyri - 311 Borgarbyggð
Phone 433-5000
Kt. 411204-3590
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