THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICINE INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR UH-FUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN 2018 (CALL IS CLOSED)
- The call was open September 1-14, 2017 at 23.59 (EEST)
- Candidates were invited to apply online. The links were available September 1-14, 2017
The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine (DPBM) board has decided (in its meeting 6.11.2017) to propose the following applicants to be selected for the UH-funded doctoral candidate positions in DPBM (in alphabetical order) - please follow the link.
Target group: All applicants working in the field of biomedicine and translational and molecular medicine.
Duration: DPBM is offering 1-4 year positions, starting in January 2018 and depending on the stage of the doctoral candidate. The positions are for the indicated number of years of full time research (*clinicians 6-48 months). The length of the employment contract is determined by the stage of the applicant's doctoral thesis.
*Exception: Doctoral candidates pursuing specialist degrees in medicine or dentistry can apply for half of a UH-funded position (6 months/year). These applicants are expected to commit to full time (100%) doctoral training for a six month period and to specialist clinical training for the remaining six months of the same calendar year.
Eligibility: The applicant should have completed a relevant academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in a field suitable for their thesis project in life sciences and obtained before the starting date. Selected applicants should have the right to pursue a doctoral degree from the Faculties of Medicine, Biological and Environmental Sciences, or Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki by the end of 2017. Knowledge of English is mandatory. The communication language of the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine is English.
Employment: The employment contract will be arranged with the University of Helsinki. In addition to doctoral thesis work the position can include teaching and other duties (max. 5%). The salary for the UH-funded doctoral candidate positions is on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointees will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The total salary is EUR 2065-3022 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
The application and selection process occurs during September-November 2017. Details are provided below. Please note that before applying for a UH-funded doctoral training position the applicant is required to find an appropriate research group and supervisor. Applicants are expected to contact prospective supervisors independently and agree on the details of the thesis project before applying for the UH-funded doctoral candidate position.
Selection process (October, 2017)
All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of representatives from the University of Helsinki principal investigators, external experts and DPBM board. An optimal application should:
- Demonstrate that the applicant is motivated and has potential to develop into an independent researcher.
- Contain a scientifically significant and feasible thesis project which thematically fits in the scope of the doctoral programme.
- Propose a research group that can provide adequate scientific training and supervision.
- Demonstrate that the research project can be completed within the intended timeframe.
Based on the evaluation, applicants may be invited for an interview with the DPBM Board. In this interview applicants will give a short oral presentation on their research proposal and answer questions. Please note that, due to the tight evaluation schedule, invitations for interviews will be sent on short notice.
Decisions (expected by the end of November, 2017)
The doctoral programme will make a proposal on the selected applicants based on the scores provided by the national evaluation panel. All applicants will be informed of the selection by e-mail. A list of applicants selected for a funded doctoral training position and the topics of their thesis projects will be published on the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine webpage.
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