Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 – Call for Expressions of Interest

The university of Helsinki invites expressions of interest to apply for Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF).

Horizon Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PF) is for researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. University of Helsinki Viikki Campus Life Science Faculties and Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences invite potential postdoctoral researchers with the aim to apply for MSCA PF and who envisage the University of Helsinki as their host institution to submit their Expressions of Interest (EoI). If you are interested in this opportunity, please take a closer look at the selected UH Principal Investigators looking for new postdocs to join their groups and follow the guidelines below.

Potential candidates will be selected by the Principal Investigators of the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and in the Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science. The experienced UH research support staff will advise and coach the selected candidates in the application process.

Deadline for submission of your EoI: 24 February, 2021. Application period has ended.

Why to choose the University of Helsinki for your career?

The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world, consistently ranking in the top 100 of international university rankings. It is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members operating on four campuses in Helsinki and in nine other localities in Finland. The University of Helsinki is extensively involved in national and international research infrastructures. International researchers choose the University of Helsinki for its excellent reputation in the most competed and esteemed grants such as ERC grants, honours and prizes awarded to our researchers. Arrival and family support will be arranged to employees from abroad for their transition to work and life in Finland.

Viikki Campus is the largest Life Science Campus in Finland, a community of 1,900 high-quality forward-looking experts in teaching and research and 6,000 students in the Faculties of Agriculture and ForestryBiological and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. These four Faculties work in close collaboration with University’s cross-faculty and cross-campus institutes HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science, an institute supporting high quality life science research and HELSUS Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, a research unit in sustainability science.

Several cross-disciplinary networks and projects connecting various organizations are directed from Viikki campus. Such as HOH Helsinki One Health, a research network to resolve emerging health problems concerning animal and human populations worldwide, Thriving Nature –project, which strengthens the University of Helsinki’s profile in research into biological resilience, Finnish Platform for Pharmaceutical Research network FinPharma, and The Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS). In addition, the following national research institutes are located on the Viikki Campus: the Finnish Food Authority, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland.

The Campus has up-to-date local research infrastructures, participates in a great number of national and international research infrastructures and has skilled support staff to enable high-quality research. The Campus hosts Life Science Research Infrastructures, e.g. Integrated structural cell biology research infrastructure (ESFRI Instruct-ERIC), Plant Growth Facilities, a network of Research Stations and Veterinary Teaching Hospital which provides extensive clinical veterinary database and clinical research environment, and Viikki Research Farm, an urban part of the Research Stations’ network.