The role of the University is to create and disseminate knowledge in the field of sustainable use of resources, environment, community planning and food production in the Arctic region. For more info contact HR Manager.

Postdoctoral researcher position

The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for 2,5 years to join the project Effects of wetland restoration on GHG-balance and ecosystem function (ReWet) funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.

GHG fluxes from drained peatlands are the single largest component of Iceland`s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) budget, but national emission numbers are mostly based on IPCC's default values due to lack of local studies. The ReWet project addresses in detail the GHG fluxes and carbon-, water- and energy cycles of a drained peatland in W-Iceland, and how those change when the area is rewetted. The project is led by the Agricultural University of Iceland and other collaborators come from University of Akureyri, the Institute of Land and Forest Iceland, Svarmi ehf. and University of Helsinki.


  • Participate in the year around outdoor research activities in Iceland

  • Activities include operation and interpretation of eddy covariance flux (methane, carbon dioxide) and chamber (nitrox oxide and the other GHGs) measurements, combined with estimates of aquatic carbon export and a suit of supporting soil and vegetation measurements

  • Supervising personnel and graduate students and interacting with other team members

  • The postdoc will be expected to organize, analyze, and maintain large data sets generated from several sensors and measurement systems

  • Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in cooperation with other participants


  • PhD degree in the fields of environmental sciences, ecosystem ecology, wetland ecology, physical geography or any other closely related subject

  • Demonstrated experience with EC data and micrometeorological theory and/or the chamber technique, including data processing and interpretation

  • The ability to independently conduct field work in the sub-Arctic and ability to work well in a team

  • A driving license, valid in Iceland

  • Good communication skills

  • Very good skills in spoken and written English

Documented experience in writing and publishing scientific articles

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

  • The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Agricultural University of Iceland at Árleyni 22 in Reykjavík and/or at Hvanneyri, IS-311 Borgarnes.

  • Application 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.

  • Starting date is ideally in the spring of 2024 but is negotiable.

  • The employment rate is 100%

  • Deadline for application is 1stst April 2024

For more information contact

Bjarni Diðrik Sigurðsson,

Tel: +354 433 5000

Guðmunda Smáradóttir,

Sími: +354 433 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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