Applications are invited from talented experienced researchers to apply for 18 fellowships in Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) project. the 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 (UiB).

Successful candidates will be employed in 3-year fixed-term full-time postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant.

Research areas (positions)
  1. Marine biogeochemical hazards: Bjerknes Center for Climate Research (Geophysical Institute)
  2. Early human development in coastal Southern Africa: SapienCE Centre of Excellence on Early Sapiens Behaviour (Department of Earth Science)
  3. Early human marine subsistence in South Africa: SapienCE Centre of Excellence on Early Sapiens Behaviour (Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion)
  4. Epistemic, value-based, and societal aspects of marine sustainability: Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities
  5. Fish immunology: Department of biological sciences
  6. Coastal ecology: Department of biological sciences
  7. Marine natural product chemistry: Department of Chemistry
  8. Marine geology: Department of Earth Science
  9. Deep-sea mineral resources: Department of Earth Science
  10. Ocean observation technology: Department of Earth Science
  11. System dynamics and ocean-human interactions: Department of Geography
  12. Topological and geometric machine learning for marine sustainability: Department of Informatics
  13. Mathematical and statistical methods for marine sustainability: Department of Mathematics
  14. Optical ocean technology: Department of Physics and Technology
  15. Working conditions for maritime workers: Department of Psychosocial Science
  16. Regulatory and governance challenges related to ocean sustainability: Faculty of Law
  17. Marine aspects related to human health: Department of Clinical Medicine or Department of Clinical Science
  18. Physical fjord oceanography: Geophysical Institute


  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field prior to the application deadline (if the candidate has not yet received a PhD diploma, he/she must document that candidate has defended the thesis successfully).
  • Applicants cannot previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UiB.
  • The research proposal must be relevant to marine sustainability.
  • Applicants must have a high degree of proficiency in English (self-assessed in the CV and demonstrated in the application).
Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Bergen (UiB)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Law

Fellowship amount As per MSCA norms
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline October 31, 2021

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