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Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS)
MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in STS research on responsible and circular aquaculture
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Thematic area and supervisor
The position is connected to ongoing STS (science and technology studies) research on national and international / global nexus issues related to aquaculture, including the issue of novel feeds and the development and implementation of circular economy policies, as well as the introduction of RRI (responsible research and innovation) and participatory and transdisciplinary dimensions into aquaculture R&I.
As the research has a strong STS orientation, it finds sufficient infrastructure at our research centre at the Faculty of Humanities.
The position is open to an incoming candidate, see .
The successful candidate will be employed at the , and included in the research group ( Vitenskapsteori’).
Information about the supervisor and research possibilities for the fellow . For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professor .
About the SEAS fellowship programme
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 1 - October 31, 2022, we invite talented researchers to apply for 23 postdoctoral fellowships.
Successful candidates will be employed in fixed-term fulltime postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB.
The SEAS programme offers
For more information see the or send an email to .
SEAS eligibility criteria and application requirements
Eligible applicants will be evaluated on by international experts. No restrictions by nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, disability / special needs, or social status will apply.
To be considered eligible for academic review, applications must adhere to the following programme requirements :
It is a condition of employment that the PhD must have been awarded.
if the successful candidate is an outgoing fellow, there is a mandatory return period of 12-18 months at UiB).
We anticipate the whole evaluation procedure to take approximately 4 months from application deadline. Eligible applicants will be evaluated by three international experts and assessed against criteria addressing excellence, impact, implementation, quality of the researcher and training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities.
Details are stated in the .
Employment conditions / offers for SEAS fellows
This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (approx. € 55.800 depending on exchange rate). Further promotions are made according to length of service.
Right to paid parental leave requires 6 months paid work before first day of leave. .
About the postdoctoral fellowship
The primary objective of the postdoctoral position is to qualify the appointee for work in top academic positions. Teaching and / or other qualifying duties might be included if the appointee lacks such experience.
The UiB-contract may, under certain conditions, be extended by up to one year if a fellow acquires sufficient funding from other sources than SEAS.
For all SEAS fellows, a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) is to be developed jointly by the fellow, supervisor, and co-supervisor by the end of Month 2 of the fellowship, including a plan for the individual research budget, and information on additional funding where applicable.
If selected, you must be able to take up the position within four months after receiving the offer unless another concrete start date is approved by the SEAS-administration.
Before applying we recommend you familiarise yourself with current visa and work permit regulations for Norway (incoming candidates) or other host country (for outgoing candidates).
How to apply
The application process for these prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships requires a close dialogue with the named supervisor(s) or contact(s) who, close to the deadline, must sign a supervisor match declaration if an application is to be eligible.
Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements in the .
It is essential that all required attachments (see next section) are uploaded via our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge.
Before uploading any documents in the portal (to minimise repetition of information) :
Elements to be attached when submitting
The following elements or documents are to be attached in separate files. Total amount of pages must not exeed 350. For documents 1-7 you must download and use SEAS templates found in the .
Submit all attachments with your name in the file name (e.g., surname name att1).
1. Mobility declaration (including documentation of country of residence last 3 years, e.g., work contract, rental contract, tax slips) (Att. 1).
2. Research proposal (Att. 2).
3. Ethics and security issues : self-assessment form (Att. 3).
4. Motivation letter (Att 4).
5. CV including list of publications (Att. 5).
6. For both incoming and outgoing fellowships : Supervisor match declaration (signed) (Att. 6).
7. Only for outgoing fellowships : Match declaration signed by outgoing host institution (Att. 7).
8. PhD diploma, or an official statement that verifies that you have defended your thesis successfully or that it is currently under assessment by your academic institution.
9. Any relevant publications (do not include entire thesis / book chapters etc).
10. Letters of recommendation from the graduating university or previous employers are encouraged but not mandatory.
If you apply for more than one of the SEAS postdoctoral research positions, you must send separate applications.
Women, people with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas might apply.
Be aware that some fields of research, especially within sensitive technology areas, might be enforced by Norwegian and international regulations regarding .
Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in these regulations will be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.
UiB applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff. Information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested not to be named on the list of applicants.
If a request to be omitted is not met, the applicant will be notified.
About The University of Bergen (UiB)
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres.
The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments.
Marine collaboration among the academic, business, government, and civil society (e.g., NGOs) sectors is particularly strong in the Bergen region, given the city’s long history as a maritime port and trading centre.
UiB’s campus-area, Marineholmen, is a marine hotspot in Europe, with over 150 companies and organisations collaborating in seafood, energy, subsea technology, and other maritime activities.
Many of these are partners of the SEAS programme.