23 Postdoctoral fellowships available in Marine Sustainability

Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme for 37 fellows launched and managed by the University of Bergen. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309.

In this second call, open August 1st – October 31st 2022, we invite talented experienced researchers to apply for 23 fellowships. Successful candidates will be employed in 3-year fixed-term full-time postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB. Individual contracts may, under certain conditions, be extended by up to one year if funded from other sources than the SEAS programme.

The SEAS programme offers:

  • high-quality inter- and transdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the area of marine sustainability supported by a supervision and inter-sectoral mentoring scheme

  • opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills between disciplines, organisations and sectors

  • a regional ecosystem of marine actors

  • structured skill-based training

  • high-quality working conditions

  • personal career support

  • academic freedom

  • equal opportunities

Please be aware

  • The application process is time-demanding.

  • The application process requires a close dialogue with name-given available faculty supervisor or contact who, close to the deadline, must sign a supervisor match declaration if an application is to be eligible.

  • That some fields of research, especially within sensitive technology areas, might be enforced by Norwegian and international regulations regarding Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in these regulations might be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.


Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field prior to the application deadline or alternatively document that the thesis has been defended successfully, or that the dissertation is currently being evaluated by the PhD evaluation body of their academic institution. It is a condition of employment that the PhD must have been awarded.


If applying you must read the relevant Jobbnorge advertisement and the SEAS Guide for applicants thoroughly for details on eligibility and application requirements, including the mobility rules. The respective application links can be found in each fellowship description below. Only applications received through the recruitment portal Jobbnorge will be considered.

Available Positions

No. of fellows Research areas 
1 Regulatory and governance challenges related to ocean sustainability
1 Marine aspects related to human health
2 Safety and working conditions for maritime workers
1 Social anthropology on changing human-ocean relations
1 STS research on responsible and circular aquaculture
2 Climate and early human development in coastal Southern Africa
1 Early human adaptation to shifting coastlines in South Africa
1 Climate and marine biogeochemical cycling
2 Smart marine sensor technology, acoustics, or nano technology
1 Marine optics
1 Marine natural product chemistry
2 Ice-ocean interactions (multidisciplinary)
1 Ocean observation technology
1 Marine sustainability within marine geology/geophysics
1 Bioinformatics for marine sustainability
1 Mathematical and statistical methods for marine sustainability
1 Air-sea interaction
1 Salmon louse biology and immunemodulation
1 Marine larval biology

Guide for Applicants

Application Deadline: 31 October 2022