MSCA Postdoc fellow in evolutionary genomics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Aas, Viken, Norway
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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MSCA Postdoc fellow in evolutionary genomics

About the group:

Dr. Marie Saitou, Section for Genome Biology, Faculty for Bioscience, NMBU


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Our interest is in revealing the biological basis and evolutionary histories of various interesting species by using genomics, bioinformatics and biostatistics.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is inviting prospective candidates to the MSCA -PF-2022 call. We will offer a masterclass for highly motivated researchers to successfully apply for an MSCA postdoctoral fellowship (1-3 years, expected salary before tax: 790K NOK/year + mobility allowance) with NMBU. The Master Class is also open for candidates applying for a Global Fellowship with NMBU as the return host institution. We will offer a complete training package for MSCA-PF applicants free of charge). Please read more information about the program here.


Keywords:  Functional genomics, transcriptome, eQTL, polygenic score, genome-wide association study, population genetics, comparative genomics, natural selection, demographic history.

(1)   Genomic Diversity and Evolution We are interested in investigating the evolutionary history of species and populations such as adaptation and demographic history by comparing population-scale genomes.

(2)   Connecting Genome to Phenotype We are interested in investigating how the genetic variants contribute to phenotypic diversity in the view of evolution. We use functional genomics toolsets, such as RNA-sequencing and genome-wide association study to investigate this question.



· A doctoral degree that was defended no longer than 8 years prior to 14. September 2022.

· Any nationality/No age restrictions.

· Have not resided or carried out his/her main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call.

  • How to Apply

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Additional Information

The application must contain:

The completed Marie Skłodowska-Curie MASTERCLASS NMBU 2022 application form, including:

· The name of your preferred supervisor

· A research proposal (max 2 p.)

· Motivation to choose NMBU as future Host Institution (max 1 p.)

· CV and track-record the applicant (max 5 p., see template in the application form)