DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN CLINICAL VETERINARY MEDICINE (CVM)
Programme-specific criteria and other additions to the common call text
The programme is defined and shaped by three closely related and interconnected research areas: animal welfare, translational and clinical veterinary medicine. The most prominent aim of the CVM is to encourage the doctoral candidates to mature into ethically conscious, professional researchers and specialists who are genuinely multidisciplinary, critical, and innovative. In addition, the doctoral candidates become well incorporated into research networks and have workable international contacts at the time of graduation.
The applicant can apply for a salaried doctoral candidate position from not more than two doctoral programmes within Doctoral School in Health Sciences.
Helsinki University Future Fund positions
Applications to the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Veterinary Medicine can additionally be addressed to a position funded by the income of the Helsinki University Future Fund allocated to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry on the following two thematic subjects:
* Human and animal nutrition (one 1-year position)
* Improving and developing agriculture, primary production, and related economics (one 1-year position)
NB! The applicant must have a right to pursue a doctoral degree in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Should you wish to have your application assessed under one these thematic subjects*, you can indicate this in the application form by filling in the subject in question for the field “Specification or additional information on the field of research” (under Research Plan). Your application will then be evaluated in the usual manner by the board of the doctoral programme but also taken into account in the evaluation of applications for the positions funded by the University of Helsinki Future Fund.
Note! The 'Confirmation of Supervision' must be completed by the primary supervisor in Aava by October 1st, 2018, at 16:00 (UTC+3). The Aava system will automatically send an email notification to the email address provided on the application form for the primary supervisor.
Two external reviewers will evaluate the applications according to the CVM-specific criteria (see below). The evaluations made by the external reviewers are used in the decision making by the CVM board.
CVM-specific evaluation criteria of the salary position applications
- Scientific input and significance to CVM research area
- Practical implementation of the research plan
- Competence of the applicant
- Research group and research environment
- International collaboration
Language of the application
Only applications in English may be evaluated.
Doctoral candidates pursuing specialist degrees in veterinary medicine 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.
Doctoral candidates enrolled in specialist training are expected to supplement the application with a 'Letter of Commitment' indicating how the doctoral training period will be integrated with clinical work. Please find the template below. Collect the requested information and signatures, scan and attach the letter as a pdf file to your Aava application by September 27, 2018 at 15:00 (UTC+3).
More information: https://flamma.helsinki.fi/content/res/pri/HY330726