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Thursday, 08 May 2014 23:09

Recruitment procedure for PhD students at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw

The Interdisciplinary PhD studies at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw are open for candidates. Up to 15 PhD projects, constituting individual topics of PhD thesis, will be presented in the form of short abstracts at our website.

Candidates that are interested in particular project should contact its author by e-mail, phone or personally to discuss the details of the project.

Requirements for candidates: master’s degree or equivalent, excellent grades, strong scientific interest and motivation for research work, very good command of English language.

The recruitment procedure consists of two stages.

Stage I: open competition for all candidates, including:

  1. Evaluation of scientific output of the candidate (max. 30 points)
  2. Evaluation of the final score of MSc studies (max. 15 points), including the mean score of the studies (5 points); score of the final exam (5 points) and the score of MSc thesis (5 points)
  3. Evaluation of current experience in scientific work (max. 20 points)
  4. Evaluation of foreign practices/ positions (max. 20 points)
  5. Evaluation of contribution to (participation in) scientific conferences (max. 15 points).

Candidates that have received at least 50 points will be invited for an interview.

Stage II: interview.
The interview will be performed in English and will be evaluated in the range from 0 to 100 points. The following issues will constitute the topic of the interview:

  1. Subject matter of the particular PhD project including current knowledge and recent findings in this topic.
  2. Scientific interests of the candidate and his/ her relevant achievements.
  3. Individual ideas of the candidate and knowledge of methods suitable for testing of the scientific hypotheses of the PhD project.
  4. Likely output of the PhD project in to the candidate’s opinion.

The PhD position and the scholarship will be offered to the candidate with the final score (the sum of stage I and II scores) not lower above 120 points.

Application deadline: 30th of June

Interview: 7th -9th of July

Start of the PhD studies: 1st of October