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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships at Nord University: Aquaculture, Marine biology and ecology, Climate change, Genomics

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    03/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Norway, Bodø
    Nord University
    Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

“Expressions of interest” by 1st May 2021

The Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture at Nord University calls for expressions of interest from early career researchers to apply for an EU-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF-2021). We will then work with selected applicants to write their full proposal for the 15th September 2021 deadline. Details at www.nord.no.

Researchers at Nord University are especially interested to host and train post-doctoral fellows in the following subject areas, and related topics may also be considered.

  • Aquaculture
    • Sustainable aquaculture
    • Effects of climate change on aquaculture production
    • Environmental impact and sustainable development of kelp farming
  • Ecology
    • Parasite biology and ecology
    • Terrestrial habitat management and conservation
  • Marine biology
    • Prioritising locations for Marine Protected Areas in Europe
    • Deep sea ecology
    • Marine biogeography and biodiversity
    • Kelp development and life cycle
  • Climate change
    • Climate change adaptation
    • Climate change impact on marine species, including macroalgae
  • Genomics
    • Population genomics of non-model organisms
    • Ecological epigenetics in macroalgae and/or seagrass
    • Microalgae genetics - basic and applied
    • Genome biology and vertebrate genome evolution
    • Developmental transcriptomics in fish


  • MSCA PF are open to excellent researchers of any nationality.
  • Researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree.
  • At the call deadline, researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility rule: the researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Assessment and selection of candidates

Please send a one page covering letter outlining your relevant background, the kind of research project that would interest you and Curriculum Vitae by 1st May 2021 to mark.j.costello@nord.no

Administrative information on MSCA from Vilija Duleviciute: vilija.duleviciute@nord.no.

In the first step of the process we will choose the candidates for developing competitive MSCA Postdoctoral grant applications. These qualified candidates will be invited to submit a proposal to the EU funded MSCA-PF programme. Applicants will be shortlisted by an internal panel and informed if they have been selected for the next stage within two weeks, by 15th May 2021.

There will be a training workshop for applicants at the end of May 2021. The selected applicants will develop their MSCA-PF proposal in cooperation with their future supervisors at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture. In addition, they will be offered individual consultations and review of their MSCA-PF proposal.



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