MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in climate and marine biogeochemical cycling
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Thematic area and supervisor
This position is connected to the Facility for advanced isotopic research and monitoring of weather, climate and biogeochemical cycling (FARLAB). FARLAB is Norway’s national light stable isotope facility, run by the Department of Earth Science and Geophysical institute at the University of Bergen.
Thematic research area will be assessment of the sustainability of global ocean productivity, oxygenation, and carbon sink efficiency during rapid global warming. The successful candidate will utilize the FARLAB infrastructure to address key points of the Bjerknes Centre’s Carbon System action plan through the further development of emerging analytical techniques and their application to periods of past rapid warming. Key themes addressed that are critical for future sustainability in the face of continued warming are:
The position is open to an incoming candidate, see mobility rules. The successful candidate will be employed at the Department of Earth Science and included in the Quaternary geology and Paleoclimate Group as well as the Research theme ‘Carbon System’ at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate research.
Information about the supervisor and research possibilities for the fellow is available here.
For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professor Ulysses Silas Ninnemann.
About the SEAS fellowship programme
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 Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309.
In this third call, open April 1 – June 12, 2023, we invite talented experienced researchers to apply for 6 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 SEAS webpage or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. To be considered eligible for academic review, applications must adhere to the following programme requirements:
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 Guide for applicants.
Employment conditions/offers for SEAS fellows
*) Subject to membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. For non-EU outgoing fellows, individual benefit agreement must be considered.
**) Right to paid parental leave requires 6 months paid work before first day of leave. See full requirements.
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 Sklodowska-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 Guide for Applicants. 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 Guide for applicants. Submit all attachments with your name in the file name (e.g., surname_name_att1).
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 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 will be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.
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