Landspitali - National University Hospital of Iceland is increasing investment into Genomic Medicine. As a part of this effort we are recruiting a Laboratory Medicine Physician with expertise in Cytogenetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics to join a team of 35 staff members in the Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (GMM). The department delivers comprehensive genetics services to the people of Iceland. The department includes a clinical genetics and genetic counseling unit. It operates specialized laboratories biochemical genetics including prenatal and newborn screening, cytogenetics and molecular genetics. Genomics and cytogenomics are rapidly growing fields. Teaching, training and research are an integral part of departmental work. GMM has academic affiliation with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland. Honorary academic appointments would be available for candidates with suitable background and research. Human genetics has a proud tradition in Iceland and our department actively collaborates with deCODE genetics which has sequenced more than a 1/5 of the Icelandic population. Work atmosphere at GMM emphasizes cooperation, flexibility, support, ambition and positive team spirit. We work in interdisciplinary teams within GMM and with other organizational units in the hospital.
• Clinical specialist (medical co-director) of a clinical laboratory section
• Clinical case review, sign out, interpretation and consultation on tests and results
• Development and validation of new tests
• Strategic planning and development of service with department management
• Clinical genetics and genetic counselling (optional)
• Other tasks based on expertise and experience
• Consultations in area of expertise
• Teaching and research
• License to practice medicine
• Expertise in clinical molecular genetics, cytogenetics or laboratory genetics and genomics
• Further professional development to meet departmental goals
• Positive outlook, flexibility and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Teaching and research experience is preferable
• Fluency in English
Additional Salary Information: Terms and wages are
according to collective agreements between the government and Icelandic Medical Association.
Landspitali is committed to an equal pay policy.
Landspitali is the tertiary medical center for the country of Iceland with 370 thousand inhabitants.
Landspitali has 6000 employees and there is dynamic collaboration between various disciplines and
teamwork. The hospital is closely affiliated with University of Iceland. The goal of Landspitali is to be a
leading patient-centered university hospital. Key values are safe and efficient service, strong workforce
and continuous improvement.
Landspitali is located in downtown Reykjavik. Reykjavik is vibrant capital city and center for education
and culture. Iceland has among the highest standards of living and was the first country in the world to
pass a law to ensure equal pay between women and men. Iceland is safe and centrally located between
US and Europe.
Relocation assistance is offered as well as assistance in obtaining an Icelandic medical license.
The hospital emphasizes patient service, staff and patient safety, staff development and continuous