University-Funded Salaried Doctoral Candidate Position in Finland 2020

The University of Helsinki in Finland is inviting applications for the University-Funded Salaried Doctoral Candidate Position in 2020.

The University of Helsinki annually allocates funding to doctoral programmes for employing doctoral students in salaried employment relationships (salaried positions). These doctoral student positions are designated as full-time work. The aim is that doctoral students employed by the University will complete their degree in four years.

University is Finland’s most important provider of research infrastructures and a significant institution on the European scale. To maintain and further establish this position, the University develops its infrastructures and the related national and international cooperation constantly. The University of Helsinki Research Infrastructure Programme details the administration and development policy for infrastructures during the 2013–2016 strategy period (English version).

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Worth of Award

The doctoral candidate will be placed on a salaried position


  • You can apply for a salaried position in a doctoral programme if you are currently a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki or planning to pursue a doctoral degree.
  • If you have applied for a salaried position in 2018, you need to resubmit all the required attachments this year.
  • If you do not yet hold the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, you can apply for a salaried position if your research plan fits the profile of the doctoral programme.
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How to Apply

Applicants should follow the following instructions to apply;

  • Applications for a salaried position are submitted by completing an electronic application form and enclosing the required attachments.
  • The application form can be found on the web pages of doctoral programmes.
  • The application form calls for information on your research and study plan, skills that support writing a doctoral dissertation, the title and abstract of your master’s thesis, as well as details on your supervisory arrangements (in the case of certain programmes).
  • The most important part of the application form is your research plan, so make sure that you prepare in good time. If possible, discuss your research plan with your supervisor.
  • The applications are assessed by the board of doctoral programme or by an outside panel chosen by the board of doctoral programme.
  • The doctoral programmes can also arrange interviews for short-listed applicants.
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Deadline: Application closes September 15, 2020.

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