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Doctoral Programme of Advanced Materials (ADMA-DP), Finland

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Advanced Materials Doctoral Programme (ADMA-DP), Call for applicants for six (6) four-year and one (1) two-year doctoral student positions in the fields of

Engineering, Natural sciences, and Environmental sciences at the University of Oulu, Finland

1.General description of the Advanced Materials Doctoral Programme

The Advanced Materials Doctoral Programme (ADMA-DP) provides a high-quality, international and multidisciplinary environment for doctoral training, fostering research on natural and man-made materials and             technologies for sustainable products, production processes and environmental applications. The ADMA-DP, leading to the degrees of Doctor of Science Technology (D.Sc.(Tech)) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), combines disciplines and applied technologies and methods in geosciences, chemistry, biology, industrial management, as well as process, environmental, mechanical and material engineering, to educate experts for careers in academia, research institutes and industry.

      Research groups in the Faculties of Technology, Science, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, and Oulu Mining School (OMS) provide the core research environment for the students. This research environment is further reinforced by a long-standing national collaboration with other universities, research institutes and industrial partners. ADMA-DP also benefits from the excellent research infrastructure with modern instruments for sample characterisation and preparation, process and materials screening and optimisation, material development and preparation, chemometrics and modelling.

      A detailed description of the ADMA-DP can be found from www.oulu.fi/adma.

2.Description of the positions available

ADMA-DP invites applications for six (6) full-time doctoral student positions for a maximum of four years (positions 1-6) and one (1) full-time doctoral student position for a maximum of two years (position 7), starting on 1.1.2016. Positions are in the fields of Engineering, and Natural and Environmental sciences. Detailed information of the positions can be found from ADMA-DP web-pages www.oulu.fi/adma .

POSITION 1:     Sustainable Production and Cleantech Innovations

POSITION 2:     Bioeconomy

POSITION 3:     Industrial Engineering and Management

POSITION 4:     Advanced Steels

POSITION 5:     Automation

POSITION 6:     Raw Materials

POSITION 7:     Sustainability assessment

3.Selection and admission of students to the doctoral programme

The selection criteria and procedures for the ADMA-DP doctoral student positions highlight the scientific merits of the candidate and his/her brief research plan (max 2 pages A4). In addition, the candidates must demonstrate their commitment to the doctoral studies in a one-page motivation letter. Doctoral students of the ADMA-DP are expected to take part in international mobility. Gender balance will be taken into account in the selection process. The carrying principle in all selections is quality. The possibility of a double degree can be considered within the programme (for more information, please contact Professor Riitta Keiski via E-mail). All applications will be evaluated by a minimum of two independent evaluators. After the evaluation, possible candidates may be invited by the supervisors for an interview, e.g. via Skype.


4.Application and documents to be provided with the application

All applications must include:

  1. A completed online “Application Form” (see below);

The following documents must be attached to the online “Application Form” as single Portable Document Format (PDF) attachments (i.e. compiled into a total of 4 separate documents). Each attachment will have the following respective file names: ADMA-YourName-CV; ADMA-YourName-Diplomas; ADMA-YourName-Plan; and ADMA-YourName-Motivation. Replace “YourName” with your own last name (as in your passport).

Warning: Incorrectly named attachments may not be processed correctly.

  1. CV:      Curriculum Vitae of the applicant including a list of publications (with full reference details). (Max. 3 pages, 5 Mbytes).
  2. Certificates/Diplomas:        Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees and, if applicable, a valid certificate of language proficiency (see the General Call Text). If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit: 2 Mbytes).
  3. Research plan:         based on the position (Max. 2 pages, 2 Mbytes). After the selection, the plans of successful applicants will be refined together with the supervisors.
  4. Motivation letter:    including multidisciplinary and mobility issues (Max. 1 page, 2 Mbytes).

Click here to proceed to the online Application Form and to submit all documents for the ADMA-DP doctoral student positions.

All application documents are to be submitted electronically, before the deadline on Friday 21.08.2015, at 24.00 (midnight, Finnish local time, UTC + 3hr). If an applicant submits more than one application for these positions, only the most recent submission received before the deadline will be considered.

Applications received after the deadline, or incomplete applications, will not be considered.

5.Other relevant information

All new students selected for one of the doctoral student positions advertised in this call will be subject to a four-month trial period at the beginning of their employment. The evaluation of the student’s aptitude and ability to continue the doctoral training within the ADMA-DP after the trial period will be carried out by the ADMA-DP Management Group.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 21 August 2015

Doctoral Programme of Advanced Materials (ADMA-DP) : PDF

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Posted on 2015-07-20 04:12:56


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