Programme-specific criteria and other specifications to the common call
You can apply for the position if you have not yet graduated. In this case, a relevant academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in a field suitable for thesis project should be completed and obtained before the starting date of employment, and the relevant certificates/diplomas submitted to the University of Helsinki no later than 14.2.2019.
Please notice that the electronic application form asks you to download a copy of the degree diploma (MSc, MD or equivalent). In you do not yet have obtained the degree diploma, you can download an empty pdf-page.
DPDR is offering 1-4-year positions, starting in January 2019 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.
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.
Letter of commitment (only for doctoral candidates enrolled in specialist training in medicine or dentistry)
Doctoral candidates enrolled in specialist training in medicine or dentistry are expected to provide the Letter of Commitment indicating how the doctoral training period will be integrated with clinical work. 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).
Language of the application
Prefarably, please use the English application form. However, if you choose to complete the application form in Finnish or Swedish, please note that the research plan must be written in English.
The applicants are evaluated based on their written applications by the DPDR board and external evaluators. Top candidates will be interviewed.
DPDR-specific evaluation criteria
The following criteria will be used when evaluating the applications:
- quality of the research plan: clarity, originality, novelty, significance, feasibility, methodologies used
- motivation and CV of the applicant
- the applicant’s performance in previous studies
- previous research or progress in doctoral studies if already started
- the relevance of the application to the DPDR doctoral training profile
- recommendations by the supervisor, and other merits (if such exist)
Top applicants will be interviewed. The 15 min interviews will be held on 27 November, 2018 from 11-16. The language used in the interviews is English.
An applicant may apply for a UH-funded doctoral candidate position from a maximun of two doctoral programmes within DSHealth (desicion by DSHealth board 23.3.2015). If an applicant has submitted more than two applications, the two latest will be considered and reviewed.