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Doctoral student in Research Policy, Sweden


The PhD program at Lund University is a four-year program for a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree consists of two parts, courses (60 ECTS credits) and a thesis (180 ECTS credits).

As a doctoral student you will mainly be working with your research project, but you may also choose to work on more general tasks at the Department, e.g. teaching or administrative work, in accordance with the regulations.

This particular vacancy will be funded by the research programme KNOWSCIENCE. The doctoral student is expected to work full-time on research leading to a doctoral degree and to participate in the activities in the KNOWSCIENCE research programme (see Some additional duties as project assistant within the KNOWSCIENCE project are included in this position.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Candidates with international experience and excellent writing skills in English will be prioritized. The KNOWSCIENCE project is an international project and the working language is English.

Basis of Assessment

Regulations concerning appointment as a doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1–7 §§ and SFS 1998:80.

The applicants will be assessed on the basis of their prospects of meeting the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD).

Particular emphasis will be placed on the following:

  • Academic results, particularly on the Master level.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s theses (with special importance attached to the Master’s thesis).
  • Quality, relevance and viability of the research plan.
  • Other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to profit from the doctoral program.
  • Interviews, including a special assignment to test analytical capacity.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§. The initial appointment is for one year, which is then renewed for no more than two years at a time.

Application Procedure

Please send in your application by clicking on the ”log in and apply” button in the upper right-hand column of the vacancy notice.

Your application should be written in English and contain the following documents:

  • A complete application form (to be found on:
  • Covering letter stating your interest in the position, expectations and ambitions (max 1 page)
  • Research Plan (max 5 pages excl. references )
  • Degree certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Copy of your Master’s thesis, and, where appropriate, your Bachelor’s thesis.
  • CV including publication list
  • Copies of certificates and copies of any other documents that you wish to include in your application.

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.


Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 November 2016

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