Deadline: 13 February 2011
We encourage young, enthusiastic graduate students intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics to apply for the program within the application deadline. However, interested students are welcome to apply throughout the year as additional positions may become available. A high level of dedication and activity will be expected from you during the program, and you should be able to integrate into a very international team with English as the working language.
Only complete applications will be considered!
Applicants are requested to provide the following information as a single pdf document by email:
�¡a motivation letter with a statement of research interests
�¡university certificates including grades
�¡a copy of your university degree that enables you to pursue a doctoral study (diploma, master); if you will earn your degree after the deadline: please supply recent transcripts
�¡an indication of two preferred topics
�¡at least two reference letters (download form below) assessing your scientific qualifications need to be e-mailed directly to us. Please allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letters within the deadline!
The selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the faculty members.
The interview will consist of three phases:
1.presentation of one publication selected by the applicant from three publications suggested by the faculty.
2.questions of the faculty to the applicant about the paper and the applicant's background and motivation
3.questions of the applicant to the faculty.
As the next step in the selection procedure the applicants will have the opportunity to interact with current students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. This will take place without the presence of the faculty members and should provide the applicants with further insights into the spirit of the PhD program. Furthermore, the applicants are given the opportunity to interact with the prospective thesis advisor to discuss specific aspects of the project. The final decision is made by the faculty, aiming to recruit the candidates with the highest scientific potential.
Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!