Call 2 – 23 MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow positions:

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 researchers to apply for 23 postdoctoral fellowships. Successful candidates will be employed in fixed-term full-time postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB.

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

All 23 positions

  • Regulatory and governance challenges related to ocean sustainability (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Marine aspects related to human health (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Safety and working conditions for maritime workers (incoming or outgoing mobility) (Two positions)
  • STS research on responsible and circular aquaculture (incoming mobility)
  • Early human adaptation to shifting coastlines in southern Africa (incoming mobility)
  • Social anthropology on changing human-ocean relations (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Climate and early human development in coastal Southern Africa (incoming mobility) (Two positions)
  • Climate and marine biogeochemical cycling (incoming mobility)
  • Smart marine sensor technology, acoustics, or nano technology (incoming mobility) (Two positions)
  • Marine natural product chemistry (incoming mobility)
  • Marine optics (outgoing mobility)
  • Ocean observation technology (incoming mobility)
  • Marine Sustainability within marine geology/geophysics (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Bioinformatics for marine sustainability (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Mathematical and statistical methods for marine sustainability (incoming or outgoing mobility)
  • Air-sea interaction (incoming mobility)
  • Ice-ocean interactions (multidisciplinary) (incoming or outgoing mobility) (Two positions)
  • Salmon louse biology and immunemodulation (incoming mobility)
  • Marine larval biology (incoming or outgoing mobility)

SEAS eligibility criteria and application requirements

Eligible applicants will be evaluated on transparent evaluation criteria by international experts. No restrictions by nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, disability/special needs, or social status will apply. Applications must be submitted through the Jobbnorge portal. Please read the details in the announcement of the individual positions and in the Guide for Applicants.

  • Applicants cannot previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UiB.
  • SEAS mobility rules (for outgoing fellows, there is a mandatory return period of 12-18 months at UiB

For more information see the SEAS Call 2 webpage and the individual announcement or send an email to

Application deadline: 31. 10. 2022

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