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

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By Milthon Lujan

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 Sklodowska 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

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.


Sustainable aquaculture
Effects of climate change on aquaculture production
Environmental impact and sustainable development of kelp farming


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


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

Administrative information on MSCA from Vilija Duleviciute:

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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