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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in Public Health


Are you looking for a postdoc position in the field of Public Health under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie scheme? The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health (AJSPH) in Groningen is your option. The AJSPH welcomes your "expression of interest".

What is AJSPH?

The AJSPH is a joint partnership of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and it is the proud flag-bearer of healthy ageing in the Northern Netherlands. The AJSPH is a network of researchers and partners with one single goal: more healthy years.

We are not an organisation, but a collective. A group of people moving organically in search of other people whose hearts – like ours – beat faster when they consciously do all the things that they can achieve together. Please see more details here .

What does the AJSPH offer?

  • At the AJSPH we do public health research from an interdisciplinary approach.
  • We connect you with researchers, healthcare practitioners, health authorities and healthcare companies.
  • We offer an international and open working environment.
  • We are extraordinarily flexible. In our journey for health there is no fixed route from here to there. Like curious explorers we convince ourselves and others during the process.

What is the MSC PF scheme?

The goal of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (former Individual Fellowships under Horizon 2020) is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD, wishing to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to excellent researchers of any nationality, including researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, researchers who are displaced by conflict as well as researchers with high potential aiming for a career restart in research. The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the nonacademic sector.

The MSC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide funding to cover salary costs and the costs of conducting research. It is open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline. It is based on an application made jointly by a researcher (fellow) and a supervisor.

Postdoctoral Fellowships take the form of European Fellowships or Global Fellowships:

  • European Fellowships (one or two years) are conducted in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe.
  • Global Fellowships are based on secondment to a third country (for one to two years), followed by a mandatory one-year return period to a European host.


The research fellows must be in possession of a PhD by the deadline of the call. There is also a scientific age: research fellows can’t have more than 8 years of research experience after the completion of their PhD (please consider that periods not active in research and periods that Europeans worked outside Europe do not count towards the 8 years).

In both cases, the researcher must comply with the mobility rules which vary depending on the type of Postdoctoral Fellowship:

  • European Fellowships: The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (the Netherlands in this case) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately prior to the call deadline.
  • Global Fellowships: The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the associated partner hosting the outgoing phase for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Call for "expression of interest"

If you are interested in developing a postdoctoral research project in the field of Public Health with one supervisor affiliated to the AJSPH, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to Adriana or Gema .

The text of the call is available here . The deadline for applying is October 12th, 2021.

Last modified:01 July 2021 12.06 p.m.