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Doctoral education pilot projects at the University of Turku

The University of Turku is involved in developing a new type of doctoral education in a doctoral education pilot programme funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture for 2024–2027, which will open 3-year positions for 136 doctoral researchers. The aim of the doctoral education pilot programme is, among other things, to increase the number of doctors in Finland, pilot a more flexible doctoral education process, encourage doctoral researchers to pursue diverse careers and increase the employment of doctors in a wide range of sectors of society.

The University of Turku is involved in eight projects in flagship fields and three projects in other fields. The first doctoral researchers will start in the pilot projects in August 2024.

Pilot projectNumber of positions at the University of TurkuApplication period
ImmuDocs – National Doctoral Education Pilot Based on the Immune System59The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Call for the ImmuDocs Project Proposals 12.3.-24.3.2024. 
Application period 3.4.–22.4.2024 and autumn 2024.

EDUCA-Doc – Education for the Future22The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Application period 1.3.1–5.4.2024 and in autumn 2024.

DIWA – Digital Waters16The positions will start on 1.1.2025

Application period 15.3.–20.4.2024 and autumn 2024.

iCANDOC – Doctoral Education Pilot in Precision Cancer Medicine10The positions will start on 1.1.2025.

Application period in autumn 2024.

FCAI – Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence7The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Application period 11.3.–2.4. 2024 and in autumn 2024.

Sustainability Transformations Doctoral Education Pilot6The positions will start on 1.1.2025.

Application period in autumn 2024.

Software – Doctoral Pilot in Software Engineering5The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Application period 20.3.–15.4.2024.

PREIN – Flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation4The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Application period 20.3.1–5.4.2024 and autumn 2024.

Finnish Quantum Flagship4The positions will start on 1.8.2024 and 1.1.2025

Application period 20.3.–30.4.2024 and autumn 2024.

IWN – Intelligent Work Machines2The positions will start on 1.8.2024.

Application period 20.3.–15.4.2024.

CIMANET FinnCERES – Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy1The positions will start on 1.1.2025.

Application period in autumn 2024.

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for motivated, talented doctoral researchers who are ready to complete their doctoral studies within the 3-year target deadline. The successful candidate must have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, which has been granted on 1 November 2023 at the earliest.

If you do not have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, you must apply for it separately. The right to study is applied for through the doctoral programmes (see further information). In addition, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to undertake doctoral studies and complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan.

What do we offer?

We offer you responsible and interesting tasks and the opportunity to develop your skills in a dynamic and international environment. You will be supported by a skilled and inspiring supervisory team, a research infrastructure, support for starting and advancing your research, and the opportunity to join our network of researchers and collaborating organisations at the University of Turku. We offer a competitive salary (typically €2,448.41 – 2,648.74 at the beginning of the employment) and occupational health services. We take care of your well-being at work and in everyday life, for example through flexible working hours and our well-being services. Read more about what the University offers its employees.

See below for more information about the pilot projects and apply!

Find out about the pilot projects

CIMANET – FinnCERES
Circular Materials Bioeconomy Network (CIMANET) is an interdisciplinary doctoral education network to promote sustainable growth. It strengthens the knowledge base...
DIWA – Digital Waters Flagship
DIWA flagship is a leading research and innovation ecosystem, using research to support decision-making and pave the way for the...
EDUCA-Doc – Education for the Future
Do you want to be part of developing the school of the future and tackling the core issues of learning...
iCANDOC – Doctoral education pilot in precision cancer medicine
The doctoral education pilot in precision cancer medicine coordinated by University of Helsinki is based on the iCAN Digital Precision...
FCAI – Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence
The Finnish Doctoral Program Network in Artificial Intelligence (AI-DOC) will educate 100 doctoral researchers across 10 universities. The program is...
Finnish Quantum Flagship
The Quantum Doctoral Pilot Programme (QDoc) aims to aims to educate a new generation of doctoral researchers on quantum-based technologies....
ImmuDocs – National Doctoral Education Pilot Based on the Immune System
The ImmuDocs Doctoral Education Pilot focuses on immunology including all types of inflammatory diseases. They all are driven by aberrant...
IWM – Intelligent Work Machines
The Intelligent Work Machines (IWM) doctoral program educates new generations of professionals to the PhD level with multidisciplinary engineering knowledge...
PREIN – Flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation
The Innovative Doctoral Education Ecosystem for Photonics (I-DEEP) consortium aims to educate a new generation of doctoral researchers on light-based...
Software – Doctoral pilot in software engineering
Software engineering is a discipline and research field that entails designing, developing, maintaining, and managing software systems. Its role is...
Sustainability Transformations Doctoral Education Pilot
Sustainability Transformations Doctoral Education Pilot (SusTra), coordinated by University of Eastern Finland, produces information about social, cultural, organizational and individual-level...