Job Position: 
Postdoctoral and Professional
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Position in Marine Ecology

A three year postdoctoral position is available at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland to work on a project studying the benthic fauna and habitats on the Reykjanes Ridge (Iceland). The aims of this project are to 1) map and describe benthic communities and habitats 2) evaluate associations between fish and physical habitats and 3) examine the impacts of fishing on vulnerable habitat forming species.

Applicants are required to have a PhD in marine ecology or in other relevant fields. The candidate should have background in invertebrate taxonomy and biology and statistical analysis of biological data. It is essential that the candidate can work both independently and as part of a team. The candidate is expected to disseminate scientific findings (meetings, conferences and peer-reviewed articles).

Applications should include a cover letter, a complete CV and contact information for three references. Salaries are according to agreements between the Ministry of Finance and the union of the applicant.

The deadline for applications is 1st of May 2017 and the applicant should be able to start work as soon as possible.

Applications should be sent to or mailed to the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Skúlagata 4, 101 Reykjavik. The postdoctoral position is equally suited for men and women.

For further information contact Kristín Helgadóttir, human resources manager at ( and Dr. Stefán Áki Ragnarsson (

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) is leading in marine and freshwater research in Iceland, providing advice on sustainable use and protection of the environment. MFRI is highly regarded in the scientific community, active at an international level, with close ties to international marine and freshwater research institutes, and universities. The MFRI headquarters are located in Reykjavik. In addition, the institute has two research vessels, and branches around Iceland. The MFRI has around 170 employees.

Contact Name: 
Dr. Stefán Áki Ragnarsson
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