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Clinical/Radiation Oncology Specialist Doctor

Landspitali, The National University Hospital of Iceland, in Reykjavik Iceland, is looking to hire a specialist in clinical oncology with high level of knowledge and experience in radiation oncology.

Iceland is famous for its natural beauty and rich history. Reykjavík is the northern-most capital city in the world, and has been shaped by the sunny summer nights, the dark winters under the aurora that have contributed to a strong musical and artistic culture, and by the glaciers and volcanoes that surround it.

Iceland ranks highly in international indexes of healthcare, democracy, and equality, including first on the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index (Global Burden of Disease Study 2016), first for gender equality for the last 12 consecutive years (WEF), first in the Global Peace Index every year since 2008 (IEP), fourth in the UN Human Development Index, and was one of only four nations to avoid excess mortality during 2020-21 in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most medical specialists in Iceland have undertaken specialty training abroad.

The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable. The position is full-time, however it may be possible to negotiate for a lower percentage position. Tax incentives are available for up to 3 years for foreign experts recruited to Iceland.


• Responsibility for radiation treatment of cancer

• Providing a consultation service for radiation oncology treatment within the hospital, and to other sites throughout the nation

• Participation in the teaching of medical students, interns, residents and physician trainees

• Participation in research work

• Participation in other projects in consultation with the chief physician of the specialty


• The applicant must hold current specialist medical registration in radiation oncology

• The applicant must be eligible to obtain an Icelandic specialist medical registration in clinical oncology and radiation oncology

• Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

• Positive, flexible, and courteous in communication

• Ability to work in English and/or Icelandic in a professional healthcare environment

• Fluent in English and willingness to learn Icelandic


Salary is according to the current wage agreement made by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Icelandic Medical Association.

Landspítali's gender equality policy is taken into account when recruiting at the hospital.

The application form must include information on:

• Employment history, education, and relevant skills

• List of references

Required documents:

• Certified copy of educational credentials and medical licenses

• Curriculum vitae in English or Icelandic specifying experience of teaching, research, and management

• Introductory letter in English or Icelandic outlining suitability for the position and vision for the role

• An overview of published scientific articles (or peer-reviewed) for which the applicant is the first author

Interviews will be conducted with applicants and the decision on employment will be based on them and the submitted documents. All applications will be answered.

Landspitali is a vibrant and diverse workplace where more than 6,000 people work in interdisciplinary teams and collaboration between different professions. Landspitali's vision is to be a leading university hospital where the patient is always at the forefront. Key emphases in the hospital's policy are safety culture, efficient and high-quality services, human resource development and continuous improvement.

Employment rate is 60-100%

The application deadline is until March 7th, 2024.

For further information: Jakob Jóhannsson - - +354 8255146

Regarding residence and work permit, please look at our webside:



Starf nr.: 240216-01

Skráð á vefinn: 16.02.2024

Stöðugildi: 1

Starfshlutfall: 100%

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