Stilling for IT-kyndig postdoc ved universitetet i Reykjavik

DevOps/Postdoctoral Researcher, Sleep Revolution

Reykjavík University – Full time

Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Reykjavik University Sleep Institute is looking for a DevOps Engineer specialised in Machine Learning for the Horizon 2020 project Sleep Revolution, sponsored by the European Commission. The project is led by Reykjavik University (RU), in collaboration with 36 other partners in Europe and Australia. The research partners are academic, industry and health institutions. The work is highly inter-disciplinary with involvement at RU from four departments; Department of Engineering, Computer Sciences, Sport Science and Psychology.

The DevOps position will play a key role in the project that aims to change processing of sleep data and to improve analysis and treatment of obstuctive sleep apnea.



Develop and support a secure scalable architecture for storing and handling access permissions to what will become in the course of the project one of the world´s largest collections of medical time series data on sleep apnea.

Create an automatic test bed for continuous evaluation of machine learning algorithms on this data, and provide support for our partners in using this platform.

There will be opportunities to perform research on suitable architectures for handling and processing medical data, as well as developing and analyzing suitable algorithms to process the data.


A Ph.D. degree in engineering, computer science, or industrial experience at the same level.

Adapt in system administration on Windows and Linux platforms, proficient in Python, C++ and Matlab, and with experience setting up data pipelines, automated multiprocessing and deep learning environments.

Experience with the European EOSC framework and/or programming knowledge of CUDA would be an advantage.

Self-organised with a strong ability to work autonomously.

Flexible, result-oriented, willing to learn and to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse team.

Dynamic and communicative personality with high social competence.

Strong ability to communicate in English (oral and written) is essential.

Be located in Reykjavík, Iceland.

All applications must be accompanied by a CV with information about previous jobs, education, references etc. It is also optional to attach a cover letter where the applicant can justify the reasons for being the right person for the job. Please include links to public software repositories with any relevant projects.

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2020. The position is project-related and, thus, temporary for 4 years. Start is March 1, 2021 or by agreement. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential.

Any questions regarding working in Iceland or about Reykjavik University should be sent to Questions regarding the research work may be sent to Dr. Jacky Mallett at

Reykjavik University (RU)

Reykjavík University has around 3.700 students and 250 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculty in two schools: Technology and Social Sciences. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The University is centrally located in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland.

The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.