CALL FOR UH-FUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS 2018-2021 IN THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN ORAL SCIENCES - 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 Oral Sciences (FINDOS) board has decided (in its meeting 26.10.2017) to propose the following applicants to be selected for the UH-funded doctoral candidate positions in FINDOS Helsinki (in alphabetical order) - please follow the link.
Target group: All applicants working in the broad field of oral sciences research. We welcome applications from talented clinicians interested in careers as clinical academics or clinician scientists as well as basic researchers working in the field of oral sciences.
Duration: 1-4 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 (DDS, MD, MSc or equivalent) in a field suitable for their thesis project in oral sciences, or similar, and obtained before the starting date. Selected applicants should have the right to pursue a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, by the end of 2017. The doctoral candidate position cannot initiate prior to obtaining the second cycle degree and the right to pursue a doctoral degree. Knowledge of English is mandatory. The communication language of the Doctoral Programme in Oral Sciences is English.
Employment: An employment contract will be arranged with the University of Helsinki. In addition to the 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 applications will be evaluated by an evaluation panel with representatives from all FINDOS universities as well as the Apollonia Finnish Dental Society. The evaluation of the applications will be based on the following criteria:
- Scientific quality and ambition of the research plan
- Motivation and CV of the applicant
- Viability of the thesis project
- Innovative and cutting-edge methodology
- Research environment (including available resources)
Applicants may be invited for an interview by the evaluation panel during week 43, 2017. 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)
All applicants will be informed of the decisions by e-mail. The decisions will be published on the FINDOS website.
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