The National Doctoral Programme in Informational and Structural Biology (ISB) invites
applications for four year doctoral training positions for 2012-2015.
The deadline for applications for the twelwe new funded PhD positions (2012-2015) is
September 15th, 2011 at 4 p.m. The application form and instructions will be published at
the ISB web page in August 2011 (week 33).
National Doctoral Programme of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Biomaterials (TBDP) is
announcing 15 PhD student positions for 2012 – 2013.
National Doctoral Programme of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Biomaterials (TBDP) is a
network-type of doctoral program offering scientific research training. The aim of TBDP
is to educate PhD students to become experts in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders
More information and application guidelines can be found at http://tbdp.utu.fi.
In case of questions, please contact the school director, professor Hannu Aro (tel. 040 –
353 7644) or the coordinator Teija Aho (tel. 02 – 333 7669, 040 – 539 3843).
The deadline for applications is August 31st 2011 at 4 p.m.
The Turku Doctoral Programme of Biomedical Sciences (TuBS) invites applications for
international four-year doctoral training positions for 2012-2015.
PhD students are offered an excellent research training programme, including basic and
advanced courses in biomedical research as well as transferable skills. Doctoral studies
are undertaken in the supervision of affiliated principal investigators. The goal is to
achieve a doctoral degree within the four –year period from the starting date of the
studies. TuBS provides 50 % of the salary and the supervisor is responsible for the other
half. The salary for the positions will be based on the salary system of Finnish
The application form together with attachments (figures) should be sent as one (1) PDF
document to email@example.com. Detailed information about the application procedure is
below. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
The application procedure:
1. Submitting the application form with attachment as one (1) PDF document (deadline:
Wednesday, Aug, 31, 2011).
2. Short problem essay from given material eg. scientific article/one page synopsis on
Friday, September 2, 2011 at 9.00-11.00. Place: Auditorium of Microbiological Institute,
Mikro (Kiinamyllynkatu 13).
3. Oral presentations. Based on the evaluation of the application and the short problem
essay some applicants will be invited for an interview by the board of TuBS. In this
interview the selected applicants will give an oral presentation (3 power point –slides
in 5 minutes, saved in PDF format) on their research proposal, followed by questions from
the board members. The preliminary dates for the interviews are in September (19, 20, 22,
23), please mark the dates in your calendar, because the invitations will be sent with
very short notice.
4. Final selection of PhD students
5. After being selected to TuBS, a prerequisite for continuing to study in TuBS doctoral
programme and receiving TuBS funding (=salary) is to hand in the supervision agreement
and passing the Molecular and Cell Biology – examination. The exam must be passed on one
occasion, which is arranged in November 18th 2011 at 9.00-11.00. Place: Auditorium of
Microbiological Institute, Mikro (Kiinamyllynkatu 13). The suggested reading for the
examination is Alberts, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter (2008): Molecular Biology of the
Cell, 5th edition, Garland Sciences, New York.
Keep to the given length restrictions on the application form: abstract max 200 words,
research plan max 4 pages.
The application form and instructions for the research plan and study plan can be found
on the following link: http://www.tubs.utu.fi/students/downloads.html.
For further information contact the director, professor Olli Lassila, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, coordinator Susanna Rosenberg, e-mail: email@example.com or
the doctoral programme secretary Nina Widberg, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viikki Doctoral Programme in Molecular Biosciences (VGSB) -- an international PhD
training program of the University of Helsinki - invites applications for Doctoral
Student positions starting on January 1, 2012. VGSB offers both Ministry of Education
funded positions, and Research Group funded positions. Research Group funded students are
full members of the graduate school but their monthly income is paid by another source
VGSB focuses on the molecular mechanisms behind basic biological phenomena, and the
research fields represented by VGSB are related to the research programs of Viikki
Research Group Organization in Molecular Biosciences. VGSB's doctoral students are
privileged to participate in an excellent PhD training program including basic and
advanced courses in bioscience research, as well as extensive transferable skills
courses. The goal is to achieve the doctoral degree from the University of Helsinki
within the four-year graduate school period. The progress of the student is supported by
the supervisor, a carefully selected Follow Up Group, and VGSB.
The Doctoral Student positions are open for all graduate students with a background in
natural sciences, biology, medicine or another equivalent field. Applicants selected
should start working in a VGSB affiliated research group from January 1st, 2012, and
register as doctoral students of the University of Helsinki by the end of March, 2012.
Undergraduate students are welcome to apply if their Master's Thesis/Diploma/Pro Gradu
has been accepted by the faculty. The MSc degree (or equivalent) must be completed by
March 2012 at the latest.
The Ministry of Education funded positions at VGSB can be applied maximally for four
years. The salary for the present positions will be based on level 2 of the demands level
chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities.
In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work
performance. The salary costs of the Ministry of Education funded Doctoral Student
positions will be covered by VGSB, and limited to the funds allocated for the purpose by
the Ministry of Education.
Applications for the doctoral training positions are welcome from September 5th to
September 16th, 2011. A link to the application form and further instructions will be
published at the VGSB web page in August 2011. For information on the VGSB-specific
admission requirements, please visit
Call for HBGS PhD Training Positions 2012-2015 will be open September 5-16. More information available in August.
Call for GPBM PhD-training positions is organized annually during the Summer - Fall. The next call for applications is anticipated in September 2011 for positions starting January 2012. For detailed schedule please refer to this page during the Spring 2011. Preliminary information will be available April 2011.