A Postdoctoral fellowship for research in the area of human movement science - Research centre of...

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Dec 2021

A position for a postdoctoral researcher is available for a highly motivated and talented individual.  

Field of work

The research is led by Kristín Briem, professor at the Faculty of medicine, University of Iceland. It focuses primarily on risk factors associated with knee injury. The postdoctoral candidate would  focus on conceptualising and testing hypotheses by processing and analysing previously collected data, including lower limb 3D motion and electromyography (EMG). The work will further involve preparing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and presenting at national and international conferences. The candidate may also participate in supervising post-graduate students as well as writing grant applications. The work will take place in an interdisciplinary and international research environment.

Qualification requirements

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of human movement science or a similar field

  • Have authored relevant publications
  • Have experience in using appropriate equipment and software for data collection and processing of motion data and/or muscle activation.
  • Experience in the area of physical therapy is an asset.
  • The candidate needs to have good communication skills in English, including spoken and academic writing skills.

Application process

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:   

  • Cover letter where it is stated how the applicant meets the qualification requirements
  • Certificates of education
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Report on scholarlywork and other work they carried out
  • Outline of proposed research and teaching plan, if hired
  • Contact Information for referees willing to provide a reference

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 after the application deadline.

This position is supported by the Icelandic Research Fund for one year. The salary for the position will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance.

The employment is planned to start as soon as possible, upon agreement with the chosen candidate. 

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy  of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy .

The School of Health Sciences  at the University of Iceland is a national leader in the field of health care and has played a key role in the build-up of the Icelandic health care system. The school is comprised of six faculties: Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition; Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Odontology.

Application deadline

Application deadline is 13.12.2021

For further information contact

Kristín Briem


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