Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow

Would you like to become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at our Department?

If you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) in September 2019 and you are keen to have the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University (AU) in Denmark as your host, then we would be happy to hear from you.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Master Class”, initiated by the Faculty of Science and Technology with the goal of working on applications for MSCA IFs.

All interested applicants are encouraged to contact a PI at the department as soon as possible. See a list of faculty members and a list of research areas here:

Masterclass in May 2019

The Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University is hosting a Masterclass in May 2019 (May 14-16) where you, as a potential MSCA IF applicant, will have the chance to travel to Denmark for three days with the following outcome:

  • Get an introduction to AU and Denmark
  • Get an introduction to the MSCA-IF programme and application
  • Get an introduction to the relevant section and meet potential colleagues
  • Work on the project description together with us and your future supervisor to ensure an excellent starting point and get relevant input to create as strong an application as possible

As such, the programme proposed involves activities for candidates from all departments at ST (introduction to application and AU) as well as time at the potential host department.

If selected for the Masterclass, participants travel costs will be covered. The Individual Fellowships application is to be submitted by September 11, 2019 and if the application is successful the two-year period will start earliest spring 2020.


  • January 29, 2019: Deadline for potential supervisors to submit applications to the “Marie Skłodowska Curie Master Class”
  • Medio February 2019: information to departments about accepted candidates
  • May 14-16, 2019: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Master Class
  • September 11, 2019: Deadline for submission of Marie Curie - Individual Fellowships application
  • Spring/summer 2020: Postdoc Fellowship starts

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious candidates with project ideas within the topics outlined on our departmental website. We expect you to have an excellent research track records (minimum one first author publication) and be enthusiastic about the research areas our department works with.

Eligibility conditions

MSCA fellowships are highly flexible in terms of research focus and pay a generous salary for grant recipients over 2 years. To be eligible to apply with our department as host, the fellow must fulfil to eligibility requirements:

Mobility: For Standard European Fellowships you may not have lived in Denmark for longer than 12 months in the past 3 years at the time of application (11/09/2019). You can move to Denmark from other EU countries as well as non-EU countries.

If you are a citizen of an EU or Associated Country and has been working as a researcher outside of the EU/Associated countries then they can apply for the European Fellowship Reintegration Panel. The mobility rule for this panel is that you may not have lived in Denmark for longer than 3 years in the past 5 years at the time of application (11/09/2019).

Experience: You must have (1) a PhD degree or (2) at least 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree allowing you to start your PhD at the time of application.