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Sleep Laboratory Manager - Sleep Medicine

Sleep Laboratory Manager - Sleep Medicine

Landspítali - The National University Hospital of Iceland is looking for an English speaking sleep laboratory manager to work in Reykjavík. The Department of Sleep Medicine has a strong research program with numerous international collaborations including the SAGIC and BOLD groups, and Reykavík's unique position as the world`s northern-most capital city provides a fascinating set of challenges for sleep and circadian disorders. 

Clinically, the service provides diagnostic and treatment services for all of Iceland covering the full range of sleep disorders, and ventilator care for patients requiring long term ventilatory support throughout the country.

There is scope for the successful applicant will participate in the unit`s research program and co-author papers. 

Extensive work experience is required in a sleep disorders service. The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable.

Helstu verkefni og ábyrgð

The sleep lab manager works under the direction of the unit's specialists and the main tasks are overseeing the technical aspects of the sleep disorders service including quality assurance, calibration of equipment and verification of signals, equipment safety and maintenance, and supervision and training of scientific staff. 

The role will also involve the scoring of PSG, MSLT, and HSAT studies and working with medical and nursing staff to optimize PAP therapies. 

The sleep lab manager will have a key role in developing the lab manual, quality management system, audit processes and ongoing staff education programs in order to achieve accreditation standards. 


  • Extensive work experience is required in a sleep disorders service, including set up and interpretation of level 1 attended polysomnography according to AASM standards for both diagnostic and titration studies
  • Tertiary degree in biological or physical sciences
  • Completed Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or equivalent
  • Experience in sleep disorders service quality management practices 
  • Good English skills, both written and verbal
  • Trained in Basic Life Support 

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience in sleep disorders service management
  • Experience in preparation for accreditation with ESRS, AASM, ASA/NATA or equivalent
  • Experience in sleep research
  • Willingness to learn Icelandic

Frekari upplýsingar um starfið

Laun samkvæmt gildandi kjarasamningi sem fjármála- og efnahagsráðherra og viðkomandi stéttarfélag hafa gert.

Submissions should include confirmed diploma transcripts, a confirmation by a previous employer regarding previous work, a full CV and a list of contacts for references and other relevant information. We will review applications as they arrive. 

Informal communication and discussions are encouraged, and interested candidates should contact the following for further information: 

Sif Hansdóttir Director of Pulmonology
via e-mail: [email protected] 

Jordan Cunningham Director of Sleep Medicine 
via e-mail [email protected].is

Application deadline is the 13th of October 2022. 

Prospective applicants can be put in contact with the outgoing sleep lab manager upon request.

To apply for the position, please click the dark blue Sækja um starf button. After this you will be able to change the website interface to English, and sign in to the Icelandic State Recruitment system. 

The National Hospital of Iceland is a university hospital providing service to patients, teaching and training for clinical staff and active in scientific research. The hospital offers diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, inpatient wards and clinical laboratories. The hospital`s support services provide a range of services related to human resources, finance, information technology and operations. At the hospital there is an Employees Association that offers discounts on goods and services for staff and rents out cottages and apartments in various locations around Iceland. 

The hospital encourages a healthy lifestyle among staff, by offering free exercise on-site, a healthy selection in canteens, as well as supporting sustainable and healthy commuting options.  Foreign applicants may be eligible to pay tax on only 75% of their income for the first three years of employment under Icelandic research and innovation incentives.

Starfshlutfall er 100%

Umsóknarfrestur er til og með 13.10.2022

Nánari upplýsingar veitir

Sif Hansdóttir - [email protected]
Jordan Cunningham - [email protected]

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