Copenhagen Business School - Call for Expressions of Interest “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral...

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 May 2021

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship – Business and Development Studies - Call for Expressions of Interest

Copenhagen Business School - Call for Expressions of Interest

“Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships“

Copenhagen Business School – Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Salary: The salary rate for a MSCA grant in Denmark will be approx. EUR 80.500 per year. Salary will be negotiated in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Central Academic Organisation. The MSCA grant includes mobility and possibly a monthly family allowance of EUR 660, if the researcher is eligible .

Hours: Full-time

Contract type: Fixed term

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: May 16th, 2021

Call opening date: May 18th, 2021

Closing date for submission of final applications: September 15th, 2021

The Fellowship

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a generous allowance for 24 months including mobility, family and research allowance. Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years research experience after their PhD was awarded. Applicants can be from any country, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline on September 15th, 2021. If the applicant has never before lived in Denmark, the applicant will be eligible for special taxation scheme. MSCA follows a bottom-up approach, which means that the research fields and topics are not predefined by the MSCA programme. More information on the Fellowship scheme and the application process can be found at


The Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly with a supervisor from the department at CBS to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from a senior researcher, as well as CBS’ Research Support Office to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission by September 15th, 2021. The selected candidate may benefit from travel funding provided by CBS to visit the host professor (if possible) for 1-2 days in July/August 2021 to discuss and plan the full proposal for submission to the European Commission. If travel is not possible, online meetings will be arranged.

The host at CBS is Associate Professor Lotte Thomsen.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Centre for Business and Development Studies and expected to cooperate and co-author with Lotte on topics related to the below research themes. Details of the Centre for Business and Development Studies and the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School can be found at and

Research themes

Expressions of Interest that address the following broad research themes are welcome:

  • Global/regional value chain (GVC), global production network (GPN) and global financial network (GFNs) dynamics, governance and sustainability.
  • Sustainable development in regions/supply countries in the global south, especially Southeast Asia.
  • Ideas to explore the gemstone, precious metals and jewellery industries are particularly welcome.

    Candidates with a (interdisciplinary) background in, but not limited to, economic geography, sociology, political science, development studies, business studies and environmental studies are welcome to apply.

    How to express your interest

    Expressions of interest should include:

  • Your CV including a full list of your publications, research grants and projects
  • A max 2-3 page Research Proposal Summary addressing one or more of the above themes
  • A max 1-2 page motivation letter identifying synergies with the key research areas listed above
  • Please submit your EoI by sending it to as one single PDF file attachment named ‘MSCA – Thomsen - Applicant’s initials’ by May 16th, 2021.

    Expressions of interest will be selected based on the quality of the research idea and the candidate’s track record. In early-June 2021, selected candidates will be contacted by the CBS team to discuss next steps.

    To allow sufficient time for institutional approvals, a draft of the full proposal is expected to be ready for review by the CBS host by August 10th, 2021.

    In case of questions, please send an email to

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