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Opportunities for post-doctoral collaboration with Marine Academic Education in Iceland (MARICE)

We are actively seeking doctoral graduates who would be interested in collaboratively writing grants for a post-doctoral position with the MARICE group at the University of Iceland, under the supervision of Dr. Guðrún Marteinsdóttir. There is currently no post-doctoral funding available for these projects, but there are a variety of avenues by which individual post-doctoral grants or project grants can be obtained (see below). The focus of the research would be to expand or connect a variety of the on-going research projects currently underway, and could fall into a variety of topics, depending on the interests of the collaborator. These could include:

- Atlantic cod reproductive physiology and its relationship to lunar cycles
- Evolutionary modeling of Atlantic cod reproductive systems
- How does early life history relate to recruitment patterns via ocean circulation?
- Using ecological data to improve fish finding tools
- Spatial patterns in demersal trawl landings: when do fishermen stop fishing?
- Techniques for morphological identification of Atlantic cod stocks

Potential funding opportunities:

- Rannis START programme: for international post-docs to come to Iceland

- Rannis Icelandic Research Fund: for grants for science and technology in Iceland

- US NSF International Research Fellowship Program: for post-docs from the US to come to Iceland

- Marie Curie People Work Programme

Location: MARICE, University of Iceland

The project will be carried out at MARICE, University of Iceland. MARICE is a diverse research group at the University of Iceland that focuses on a broad range of topics surrounding the local marine environment. These topics include behavior, physiology, population genetics, and life history variation of Atlantic cod, saithe, and haddock; modelling of oceanographic processes along Iceland’s coastline; and improving tools for fisheries management in Iceland and internationally. Both empirical and theoretical methods are used. The research group consists of 3 post-docs, 8 PhD students, and 3 Master’s students who work as a team to provide a stimulating research environment. The group is headed by Dr. Guðrún Marteinsdóttir and nestled within the Biology Department in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences. More information about can be found at:

Please send project ideas and CVs to:

Prof. Gudrun Marteinsdottir, chair of the MARICE research group.


START Postdoctoral Fellowship programme (Icelandic Research Fund, Rannis; European Commission FP7)

Project Grant 

(Icelandic Research Fund, Rannis)

AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland (in Icelandic)

PhD students:

Icelandic Research Fund for Graduate Students

Eimskip Fund of The University of Iceland (in Icelandic)

PhD Research Grant (in Icelandic; University of Iceland)

AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland (in Icelandic)


Opportunities for MSc/BSc students 

Sorry, we currently do not have any funded positions available.

Listed below are some potential MSc and/or BSc (12 ECTS) project titles. If you are interested in studying with MARICE, and any of the projects below, please
contact Guðrún Marteinsdóttir.

Project 1:

Project 2:

Project 3:

Potential sources of funding:

Icelandic Research Fund for Graduate Students

AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland (in Icelandic)


MARICE members
  Guðrún Marteinsdóttir
  Steven Campana
  Kai Logemann
  Niall McGinty
PhD student  email
  Jónas Páll Jónasson
PhD student  email
  William Butler
PhD student  email
  Hlynur Bárðarson
PhD student  email
  Teresa Silva
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  Cecilia Kvaavik
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  Fraser Cameron
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  Jed Macdonald
MSc student  email
  Egill Guðmundsson
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  Elzbieta Baranowska
MSc student  email
  Ásthildur Erlingsdóttir
MSc student  email
  Sigurvin Bjarnason

MARICE pages

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Useful information
Seminar - Atlantic cod: Intra-stock diversity
ICES 2013


CODE Ocean Model
Marine Education in Iceland
University of Iceland


  Bruce McAdam
Postdoc  email
  Guðni Magnús Eiríksson
  Pamela Woods
  Tim Grabowski
PhD student  email
  Anthony Taabu Munyaho
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  Heather Philp
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  Heidi Pardoe
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  Klara Jakobsdottir
MSc student 
  Erna Karen Óskarsdóttir
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  Lilja Stefansdóttir
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  Lísa Anne Libungan
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  Lovísa Guðmundsdóttir
MSc student  email
  Viðar Engilbertsson

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