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The work of a specialist in microbiology and bioinformatics

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Matís is advertising for a specialist in microbiology and bioinformatics.

Area of work:

  • Participation in various micro-related projects in food, environmental and biotechnology research.
  • Participation in application work for domestic and foreign funds.
  • Work on microbial and molecular biological research in the laboratory and data processing. Participation in sampling when appropriate.
  • Organize tasks and process various bio-information such as sequencing data.
  • Project management, deliver results on time and follow cost estimates.
  • Teach and guide students.

Qualification requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or related disciplines.
  • Very good knowledge and experience in microbiology and molecular methods.
  • Very good command of English to be able to share knowledge both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to write scientific reports, scientific articles and applications.
  • Rich in ideas, ambition and solution-oriented mentality.
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups in different Matís projects.
  • Steady knowledge in bioinformatics and statistics.
  • Good expertise in statistics and bioinformatics.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Icelandic language skills desirable.

The employment rate is 100% and the job is located at Vínlandsleið 12, 113 Reykjavík.

With reference to Matís' gender equality policy, all genders are encouraged to apply. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed CV and cover letter outlining the applicant's qualifications for the job in question. You must also include the name and telephone number or e-mail address of two referrers who can confirm the applicant's qualifications.

The application deadline is 08.04 2022

Further information about the job is provided Dr. Viggó Marteinsson, viggo@matis.is.


Specialist in microbiology and bioinformatics

Position profile:

  • Involvement in a variety of different projects in the field of food, environmental and biotech related microbiology research
  • To apply successfully for national and international research project funding
  • Required to do office, laboratory, and occasionally field work
  • Planning and conducting experimental work and analyzing data, including bioinformatic analyzes
  • Managing projects, ensuring timely achievement of milestones and deliverables within an agreed budget
  • Teaching and co-supervision of students

Required qualification & skills:

  • PhD degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or any other relevant scientific discipline
  • Knowledge and experience in microbiological and molecular biological methods
  • Proficient in adapting and using bioinformatics pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written) in English
  • Ability to write and submit scientific reports, publications and grant proposals
  • Creative and passionate about optimization and problem-solving
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of different teams (within the Microbiology Group, Matís and international projects)
  • Good knowledge of bioinformatics and statistics
  • Teaching skills
  • Knowledge of Icelandic is desirable

The position is full employment (100%) and will be carried out at Matís headquarters at Vínlandsleið 12, 113 Reykjavík.

With reference to Matís' gender equality policy, all genders are encouraged to apply. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and motivation letter outlining their qualifications and interests. They will be required to provide the names and contact information for two professional references who can attest to the applicant's capabilities.

The application deadline is 08.04.2022

For further information, please contact Dr. Viggó Marteinsson,  viggo@matis.is.

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