Application to DPDR

For UH funded salary position September call 2017: see below (dated 31.8.2017)


Applying to the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research in the University of Helsinki

Hakuohjeet suomeksi (.pdf),

Contact address for information about application: admissions@helsinki.fi (especially inquiries about official documents).

Application web site:

in English: https://aava.it.helsinki.fi/aava/doctoral?locale=en
suomeksi: https://aava.it.helsinki.fi/aava/doctoral?locale=fi
på svenska: https://aava.it.helsinki.fi/aava/doctoral?locale=sv

These doctoral degree requirements and application processes are applicable 1.8.2017 onward.
According to the Universities Act (558/2009) section 37 eligible applicants for studies leading to a postgraduate research degree have completed

  1. An applicable second-cycle university degree (for example, Master’s degree, Licentiate of Medicine, Licentiate of Dentistry or Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine degree)
  2. An applicable second-cycle degree from a university of applied sciences, or
  3. An applicable education at an institution abroad providing eligibility for equivalent higher education in the country in question.An applicant may also be admitted to pursue a postgraduate research degree if the University finds him or her to have otherwise obtained the required knowledge and skills.

Admission criteria in the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR):

  • Scientific relevance and ambition of the research plan, use of relevant methodology
  • Motivation and CV of the applicant, success in previous studies
  • Thematic fit of the research plan with the doctoral programme profile
  • Funding plan and feasibility of the thesis project within the intended timeframe (net time 4 years)
  • Demonstration of adequate knowledge in relevant fields and potential of the applicant to develop into an independent researcher
  • Supervisory and follow-up of progress arrangements, quality of the research environment

See first University information about application for doctoral education (updated in May 2017).

1) The first thing is to find an interesting research topic and seek for suitable supervisor(s) who have similar project. Searching databases (University of Helsinki or international research databases) can give info about the research groups in the University of Helsinki.

Searchable research database in the University of Helsinki (research projects, researchers etc.) is TUHAT (https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/).

Pills 2List of DPDR supervisors. Contact information search in the University Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/contact-information. It is possible to have a supervisor who is not yet on the list.

After discussion and agreement with the potential supervisor about research project, research education, funding plans of salary and research and thesis committee member(s), the application to the particular doctoral programme in the University of Helsinki can be started. The doctoral programme evaluates and accepts new supervisors and thesis committee members.

2) A right to pursue doctoral degree in one Doctoral programme (and Faculty) in the University of Helsinki is required before starting the doctoral education. The right can be applied twice a year (updated 30.6.2017), next time at

Call open Decision to applicants Acceptance of the position in the doctroral programme Right to pursue doctoral degree begins
1.-14.9. 2017 16.11.2017 30.11.2017 1.12.2017
3.-16.4.2018 15.6.2018 29.6.2018 2.7.2018

The application is via electronic form (link will be provided later) which closes at 15.00 o’clock (Helsinki time) on the last day of the round of applications.

Documentation needed for the application:

A. Electronic Application

  1. Research plan – The research plan should be composed according to the University of Helsinki research plan guidelines. The following fields related to the research plan are included in the electronic application form (the number in parentheses indicates the maximum number of characters per field, spaces included):
    • Brief summary of the research plan (1500)
    • Significance of the project in relation to current knowledge (1500)
    • Objectives of the research (2000)
    • Effects and impact beyond academia (500)
    • Research methods (2000)
    • Research material to be used and its significance for the research project (1000)
    • Data management plan (1500)
    • Critical points for success, alternative implementation strategies (500)
    • Ethical issues (1000)
    • Publication plan (including a preliminary outline of a monograph) (1000)
    • Methods for ensuring open access (more information available on the University Library’s website, 500)
    • Schedule for the research (500)
    • Funding plan for research and doctoral studies (500)
    • Applied funding and salaried positions (500)
    • Motivation for choosing the University of Helsinki as the site of doctoral research and motivation for selecting the doctoral programme (500)
    • Mobility plan (500)
    • The most important research literature and/or sources (1000)

    Despite the application language (English, Finnish or Swedish) the research plan has to be in English due to evaluators’ language skills.

  2. Study plan – Study plan is made according to the Doctoral programme’s degree requirements (see Theoretical education in DPDR Doctoral education page). Theoretical studies should be planned the way that they support the research work.
  3. The title and summary of your Master´s thesis or equivalent or a description of previous academic publications.
  4. The names of the supervisors, who have agreed to supervise the thesis.

B. Attachments to the Electronic Application (in pdf format):

  1. Degree diplomas. Copies of your previous degree certificate(s) (Master’s degree or equivalent and potential Bachelor’s degree). Transcript of records for your previous degree(s) (Master’s degree or equivalent and potential Bachelor’s degree)Language certificate – The language certificate must be delivered to the admission services by the end of application period unless proven by the Master’s degree (see instructions for English, Finnish or Swedish).
  2. In case of pursuing the doctoral degree in the Faculty of Medicine, a statement from one of the ethics committees of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa and/or the National Animal Experiment Board if the research or a part of it entails experimental research on humans and/or animals.
  3. A signed letter of commitment from the supervisor, approval of the Professor of the discipline and proposal of the thesis committee member(s). See DPDR guideline of the thesis committee and follow-up (.pdf, updated 16.3.2017) for details.

Additional documents to be sent by post (applicants whose previous degree is not from the University of Helsinki)

  1. An officially certified copy of your previous degree certificate (Master’s degree or equivalent)
  2. An official transcript of studies included in the Master’s degree (or equivalent).
    More information on submitting the documents related to eligibility.
  3. Verification of language skills, unless proven by the Master’s degree (see instructions for English, Finnish or Swedish).

The officially certified copies of the degree diplomas must be delivered to the admission services by the end of the application period. More detailed information is in the University of Helsinki web-pages (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/apply-for-doctoral-education). The applicant must make sure that these documents arrive by the end of the application period. Applications and additional documents sent by email are not accepted. Incomplete applications are not considered.

Selection criteria:

  • Motivation and CV of the applicant, success in previous studies
  • Demonstration of adequate knowledge in relevant fields and potential of the applicant to develop into an independent researcher
  • Scientific relevance and ambition of the research plan, use of relevant methodology
    Thematic fit of the research plan with the doctoral programme profile
  • Funding plan and feasibility of the thesis project within the intended timeframe (net time 4 years)
  • Supervisory and follow-up of progress arrangements, quality of the research environment

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research reserves the right to organize an interview.

Decisions:

DPDR Board assesses all applications to the programme that meet the formal requirements. The Board draws up an admission proposal indicating the names of the admitted and rejected applicants, together with the reasons for each decision. The final decision is made by the degree-awarding Faculty.

Once the decisions have been made, applicants will be informed of them. If the decision is positive, the offered study place must be accepted within the set time limit. Should the decision be negative, it will be accompanied by information on the appeals procedure.

The so-called rule of one study right means that if you are offered more than one study right at a higher education institution leading to a university degree starting at the same term in Finland, you may accept only one of them. This rule will affect all degrees that begin on 1.8.2017 or later.

In Finnish: Helsingin yliopiston tohtorintutkintoon johtavan koulutuksen valintalinjaukset Terveyden tutkimuksen tutkijakoulun tohtoriohjelmissa

3) Application to doctoral programme University of Helsinki funded salary positions (1-4 years) are typically in September (via electronic form). Doctoral candidates who have or do not have a right to pursue doctoral degree in one Faculty in the University of Helsinki can apply. Instructions are published in this web page. Decision of the doctoral programme University of Helsinki funded positions are usually published in the end of November. Doctoral candidate must have a right to pursue doctoral degree when starting this salary position.

Details of DPDR, curriculum, courses and transition (from earlier degree requirements) guidelines is described in DPDR Doctoral education page.
Info in Flamma.

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31.8.2017

Call for applications  for UH funded doctoral candidate positions years 2018-2021!

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The UH has an internationally diverse academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations nationally. The high‐quality research carried out by the University creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields and for utilization in social decision‐making and the business sector.

In the University of Helsinki doctoral training is organized into four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes (https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral‐education/doctoral‐schools‐and‐programmes) that cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) within the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki. DPDR covers diverse areas in drug research, such as drug design and synthesis, pharmaceutical chemistry, bioactivity screening, drug formulation, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analytics, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, clinical drug research, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology and clinical toxicology and veterinary drug research. Besides the Faculty of Pharmacy, funded doctoral candidate positions can be allocated to doctoral candidates performing drug or toxicology research in other units of the University of Helsinki. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy [Pharm], Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Dental Science, or Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy [Psychology]) at the University of Helsinki within a four-year net time period. The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks up to 5 % of the annual working time.

THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN DRUG RESEARCH INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR UH‐FUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN JANUARY 2018:

  • Target group: all applicants working or planning to work in the field of drug and/or toxicology research
  • 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, dentistry or 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 per year and to specialist clinical training for the remaining six months of the same calendar year.

  • Eligibility: The applicant should have completed a Master’s or Master’s (Pharm) degree or Medical, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine licentiate degree in a relevant field. Selected applicants should have the right to pursue a doctoral degree (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell) from the Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Science, University of Helsinki before starting the position in 2018, nb! application period September 1-14, 2017, further information at https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/. Knowledge of either domestic language (Finnish or Swedish) and/or English is mandatory. The communication language of the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research is English.
  • Employment: The employment contract will be arranged with the University of Helsinki. 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

Before starting to fill in the application form, familiarize yourself with the general instructions for applying for UH-funded salaried positions: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/instructions-for-applying-for-uh-funded-salaried-positions-for-doctoral-candidates (including also instructions for attachments concerning degree certificates).

Application (September 2017)

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the APPLY LINK (see the bottom of the page). Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).

The call is open from September 1‐14, 2017 at 23.59 (EEST).

Application instructions are available at https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/.

Required attachments:

Attachment 1: All applicants are to attach in the application a single pdf-file which includes:

  • the research plan
  • the funding plan
  • the schedule for completing the degree
  • references (max. 10)

The maximum length of the attachment 1 is three (3) pages (Arial 11, margins 2, line spacing 1). Applications with attachments exceeding the maximum length will be discarded.

Attachment 2: Applicants who do not yet have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at UH (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/) are to attach in the application:

  • copy of the second-cycle degree certificate
  • copy of the certificate of the language skills

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell

Please note: Attachment 2 does not apply to applicants who have been accepted to complete a Licenciate of Medicine or Licenciate of Dentistry degree in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki.

Note! The ‘Confirmation of Supervision’ e-form (including the supervisor’s CV and publication list) completed by the primary supervisor and submitted by September 18, 2017 at 23.59 (EEST).

Both the application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment Service with the attachments and the ‘Confirmation of Supervision’ e-form https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70984/lomake.html must be completed and submitted by the deadline for the application to be valid. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. Applicants are expected to contact prospective supervisors independently and agree on the details of the thesis project before applying.

Note! Doctoral candidates enrolled in specialist training are expected to provide a ‘Letter of Commitment’ indicating how the doctoral training period will be integrated with clinical work. The signed ‘DPDR_Commitment letter 2017’ (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/files/2017/08/DPDR_Commitment-letter-2017.doc) must be submitted by e-mail to DPDR Coordinator (Ilkka.reenila @ Helsinki.fi) by September 14, 2017 at 23.59.

Selection Process (October 2017)

All eligible applications will be evaluated by DPDR Board members. The applicants are ranked based on:

  • Clarity of the project, e.g. clear and well-planned project
  • Originality and significance of the proposed research, e.g. potential for new knowledge and feasibility of the proposed project, e.g. sufficient abilities and knowledge to carry out the project in the time planned, methodology, resources, academic support
  • Academic qualifications, academic track record, credits, publications, references
  • Other factors such as prior activities, work abroad
  • The relevance of the application to the DPDR doctoral training profile

Principles regarding evaluation of the applications:

  • Code of conduct; a proper and fair process, impartiality
  • Confidentiality; any information of applications
  • Conflict of interest; any disqualifying conflict of interest with any application

Decisions (December 2017)

The DPDR Board proposes to the corresponding Faculties which applicants should receive the UH funded positions. All applicants will be informed of the selection by e-mail and the decision will be published on the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research webpage.

For further information about:

  • Doctoral Programme in Drug Research, please visit https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/ or contact Ilkka Reenilä, Coordinator (e mail ilkka.reenila [at] helsinki.fi or tel. +358 (0)50 4480672).
  • DSHealth, please visit http://www.helsinki.fi/health/ or contact dshealth-office [at] helsinki.fi.
  • University of Helsinki International Staff Services, please visit www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/.
  • Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Apply at latest September 14, 2017 at 23.59 (EEST).

APPLY LINK:

Avoimet työpaikat:

 https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/doctoral-candidate-positions-doctoral-programme-in-drug-research-dpdr

 Open positions:
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-candidate-positions-doctoral-programme-in-drug-research-dpdr

 Lediga anställningar:

 https://www.helsinki.fi/sv/lediga-anstallningar/doctoral-candidate-positions-doctoral-programme-in-drug-research-dpdr

Note. The Recruitment Service will be interrupted on Tuesday 12 September, during 2 PM – 4 PM (UTC +3).


30.11.2016

Decision of the UH funded position by DPDR Board meeting 26.10.2016:

Mariia Bogacheva (Faculty of Pharmacy), 1.1.2017-31.12.2020
Manlio Fusciello (Faculty of Pharmacy), 1.1.2017-31.12.2020
Iiro Kiiski (Faculty of Pharmacy), 1.1.2017-31.12.2020
Saara Huoponen (Faculty of Pharmacy), 1.1.2017-31.12.2018
Päivi Pöhö (Faculty of Pharmacy), 1.1.2017-31.12.2017

22.11.2016

Decision of the UH funded position will be published here 30.11.2016 at the latest.

31.8.2016

Call for applications  for UH funded doctoral candidate positions!

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The UH has an internationally diverse academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations nationally. The high-quality research carried out by the University creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

In the University of Helsinki doctoral training is organized into four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes (https://university.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes) that cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN DRUG RESEARCH IS SEEKING OUTSTANDING APPLICANTS FOR FUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN 2017

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) within the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki. DPDR covers diverse areas in drug research, such as drug design and synthesis, bioactivity screening, drug formulation, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analytics, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, clinical drug research, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology and clinical toxicology and veterinary drug research. Besides the Faculty of Pharmacy, funded doctoral candidate positions can be allocated to doctoral candidates performing drug or toxicology research in other units of the University of Helsinki. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy [Pharm], Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Dental Science, or Doctor in Veterinary Medicine) at the University of Helsinki within a four-year net time period. The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties can include also teaching and other tasks up to 5 % of the annual working time.

THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN DRUG RESEARCH INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR UH-FUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN 2017:

 Target group: all applicants working or planning to work in the field of drug and/or toxicology research

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, dentistry or 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 per year and to specialist clinical training for the remaining six months of the same calendar year.

Eligibility: The applicant should have completed a Master’s or Master’s (Pharm) degree or Medical, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine licentiate degree in a relevant field. Selected applicants should have the right to pursue a doctoral degree from the Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Science, University of Helsinki by the end of 2016. Knowledge of either domestic language (Finnish or Swedish) and/or English is mandatory. The communication language of the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research is English.

 Employment: The employment contract will be arranged with the University of Helsinki. 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 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application and selection process

Application (September 2016)

All applications must be submitted online. A complete application includes:

The ’Application for University-Funded Doctoral Candidate Positions in the Doctoral Programmes of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki‘ (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70967/lomake.html) application e-form completed by the doctoral candidate by September 30, 2016 at 16.00 (EEST).
and
The ‘Confirmation of Supervision’ e-form (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70984/lomake.html) completed by the supervisor by October 2, 2016.

Selection Process (October 2016)

All eligible applications will be evaluated by DPDR Board members. The applicants are ranked based on
– Candidates:
  • Clarity of the project, e.g. clear and well-planned project
  • Originality and significance of the proposed research, e.g. potential for new
    knowledge and feasibility of the proposed project, e.g. sufficient abilities and
    knowledge to carry out the project in the time planned, methodology, resources,
    academic support
  • Academic qualifications, academic track record, credits, publications, references
  • Other factors such as prior activities, work abroad

– The relevance of the application to the DPDR doctoral training profile

– Principles regarding evaluation of the applications:
  • Code of conduct; a proper and fair process, impartiality
  • Confidentiality; any information of applications
  • Conflict of interest; any disqualifying conflict of interest with any application

Decisions (November 2016)

The DPDR Board proposes to the corresponding Faculties which applicants should receive the UH funded positions. All applicants will be informed of the selection by e-mail and the decision will be published on the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research webpage.

For further information about:

Doctoral Programme in Drug Research, please visit
https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/or contact Ilkka Reenilä, Coordinator
(ilkka.reenila [at] helsinki.fi).
DSHealth, please visit http://www.helsinki.fi/health/ or contact Eeva Sievi, Coordinator
(eeva.sievi [at] helsinki.fi).
University of Helsinki International Staff Services, please visit www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/.
Helsinki, 2016

Call announcement (.pdf)

30.6.2016

Call for applications  for UH funded doctoral candidate positions! – preliminary announcement.

9.12.2015

DPDR proposals for UH funded salary positions (2016-2019) decided in 29.10.2015 DPDR Board meeting:
Two applicants for four years, one applicant for three years and one applicant for two years position.

1.12.2015

DPDR proposals for UH funded salary positions (2016-2019) will be published here 9.12.2015.
1.9.2015
Call for applications  for UH funded doctoral candidate positions!

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The UH has an internationally diverse academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 9 other locations nationally. The high‐quality research carried out by the University creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields and for utilization in social decision‐making and the business sector.

In the University of Helsinki doctoral training is organized into four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-programmes) that cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN DRUG RESEARCH IS SEEKING OUTSTANDING APPLICANTS FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN 2016

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) within the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki. DPDR covers diverse areas in drug research, such as drug design and synthesis, bioactivity screening, drug formulation, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analytics, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, clinical drug research, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology and clinical toxicology and veterinary drug research. Besides the Faculty of Pharmacy, doctoral candidate positions can also be located in other organisations performing drug research in the University. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy [Pharm], Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Dental Science, or Doctor in Veterinary Medicine) at the University of Helsinki within a four-year net time period. The duties of a doctoral candidate are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties may also include teaching and other tasks.

THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN DRUG RESEARCH INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS:

UHFUNDED DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS STARTING IN 2016

Target group: all applicants working or planning to work in the field of drug and/or toxicology research

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, dentistry or 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 per year and to specialist clinical training for the remaining six months of the same calendar year.

Eligibility: The applicant should have completed a Master’s or Master’s (Pharm) degree or Medical, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine licentiate degree in a relevant field. Selected applicants must have the right to pursue a doctoral degree from the Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Science, University of Helsinki by the end of 2015. Knowledge of English is mandatory. The communication language of the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research is English.

Employment: The employment contract will be arranged with the University of Helsinki. 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 2051–3006 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application and selection process

Application (September 2015)

All applications must be submitted online. A complete application includes:

  • The ’Application for University-Funded Doctoral Candidate Positions in the Doctoral Programmes of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki‘ (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/60223/lomake.html) application e-form completed by the doctoral candidate

and

Selection Process (October 2015)

All eligible applications will be evaluated by DPDR Board members. The applicants are evaluated based on

– Candidates:

  • Clarity of the project, e.g. clear and well-developed project
  • Originality and significance of the proposed research, e.g. potential for new knowledge and feasibility of the proposed project, e.g. sufficient abilities and knowledge to carry out the project in the time planned, methodology, resources, academic support
  • Academic qualifications, academic track record, credits, publications, references
  • Other factors such as prior activities and work abroad

– The relevance of the application to the DPDR doctoral training profile

– Principles regarding evaluation of the applications:

  • Code of conduct; a proper and fair process, impartiality
  • Confidentiality; any information of applications
  • Conflict of interest; any disqualifying conflict of interest with any application

Decisions (November 2015)

The DPDR Board proposes to the corresponding Faculties which applicants should receive the UH funded positions. The decisions will be announced on the DPDR web pages by 30.11.2015.
For further information about:

 

Helsinki, 2015


29.8.2014

Call for applications 2014 as .pdf file.- Call is closed after September 30, 2014

September 15th 2014 updated version of the August 29th 2014 published announcement (updated by the HR unit of the University of Helsinki).

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.

The University has introduced a doctoral education system consisting of four doctoral schools and 32 doctoral programmes at the beginning of 2014. The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) is coordinated by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki and is one of eight doctoral programmes which belong to the Doctoral School in Health Sciences.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) in the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) is now seeking outstanding applicants for

UH-Funded Doctoral Candidate Positions (3), starting January 2015

Description

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) covers diverse areas in drug research, such as drug design and synthesis, bioactivity screening, drug formulation, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analytics, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, clinical drug research, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology and clinical toxicology and veterinary drug research. The home unit of the DPDR is the Faculty of Pharmacy, but doctoral student positions can also be located in other organisations performing drug research in the University. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy [Pharm], Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Dental Science, or Doctor in Veterinary Medicine) at the University of Helsinki within a four-year net time period. The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks.

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research announces UH-funded doctoral training positions for 1-4 years starting in 2015. All selected doctoral candidates will be employed full time (100 %). A doctoral student pursuing a specialist degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine may be granted a maximum leave of absence of six months a year for the clinical work required for specialisation.

Eligibility

 A doctoral candidate must hold a Master’s or Licentiate degree or be accepted to pursue a Licentiate of Medicine or Licentiate of Dentistry degree in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki. Doctoral candidate requirements include good basic knowledge as well as sound research proposal and study plan. Fluent English language skills are required. The suitability and ability of the candidate to pursue postgraduate studies successfully are also evaluated. Especially new and early-stage Doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application and selection process

Candidates are invited to apply online at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/52050/lomake.html

1-30 September 2014 at 16.00.

Instructions are available at https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/application-to-drdp/.

All applications must be submitted online. A complete application includes:

  1. The ’Application for University-Funded Doctoral Candidate Positions in the Doctoral Programmes of the Doctoral School in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki‘ (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/52050/lomake.html) application e-form completed by the doctoral candidate
    and
  1. The ‘Agreement of Supervision & Curriculum Contribution Statement for UH-Funded Positions in the Doctoral Programmes of Doctoral School in Health Sciences’ (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/52280/lomake.html) e-form completed by the supervisor by October 2, 2014.

Only complete applications will be included to evaluation by DPDR Board.

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The salary will be EUR 2043–2994 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months. The doctoral candidate position cannot initiate prior to obtaining a right to pursue a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science or Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki.

For further information about:

  • Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR), please visit https://blogs.helsinki.fi/reenila/ or contact Ilkka Reenilä, Coordinator (ilkka.reenila [at] helsinki.fi).
  • DSHealth, please visit http://www.helsinki.fi/health/ or contact Eeva Sievi, Coordinator (eeva.sievi [at] helsinki.fi).
  • University of Helsinki International Staff Services, please visit www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/.

 Helsinki 29 August 2014

Doctoral School in Health Sciences, UH

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Transfer to the new doctoral training system

Doctoral students that have received a permission to pursue a doctoral degree before 1.1.2014 inform their own faculty to which doctoral program they belong. The students are obliged to discuss with their supervisor, professor or postgraduate study Councillor before contacting the faculty.

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