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Call for Marie Curie potential applicants

The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) based at the University of Copenhagen is issuing a call for interested candidates seeking support to submit a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. These EU-funded Fellowships are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming to Europe from other parts of the world.

We are looking to host two Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellows to conduct research on avian ecology, evolution or conservation using a newly and unpublished global dataset of genomes for hundreds of bird populations from the Arctic to the Tropics. The postdoctoral supervisors and hosts will be Professor David Nogués-Bravo and Professor Carsten Rahbek as a joint collaboration.

This new genomic dataset is the result on an on-going international research project, DEMOCHANGE, integrating pioneering data and methods across macroecology, evolutionary genomics and paleoclimatology the project seeks to elucidate the demographic history of bird species during the last million years of climate change.

We will work intensively with selected applicants to review, prepare, refine and submit the final application as hosts for a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. Furthermore, our R&D units offer help in writing the non-technical sections of your application and the competitive conditions to maximize the transfer of knowledge and impact of your research.

The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) is a multi-disciplinary research center that integrates terrestrial and marine research in a cross-disciplinary research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of biological diversity on Earth. CMEC has hosted more than 15 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellows, which highlights the quality of scientific expertise and training at the host institute.


Professor David Nogués-Bravo dnogues@sund.ku.dk

Professor Carsten Rahbek crahbek@sund.ku.dk

PhD positions

JOINT PHD SCHOLARSHIPS: MACROECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION (Link to pdf-file) established between the University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen.

  • Position 1: Unravelling past mammal declines to improve conservation actions.
  • Position 2: Assessing resilience of Arctic marine mammals to future climate change

"Erhvervs-PhD"-scholarship in the framework of the MSE-project