Postgraduate student, doctoral candidate, doctoral student, doctoral researcher - the post-graduate goes by several names. The title used at the University of Eastern Finland is doctoral researcher (and postgraduate student in matters related to studies). Doctoral researchers belong to one of the university's doctoral programmes. The funding opportunities for doctoral research include the university's joint UEF doctoral researcher positions and the shared doctoral researcher position system.
If you are writing your doctoral dissertation on a grant, read more about the position and benefits of the grant researcher on the student's Kamu website.
UEF shared doctoral researcher position system
In the shared doctoral researcher position system of the University of Eastern Finland, the employee has two part-time (50%) employment relationships at the same time. The employment relationship is full-time so that the doctoral researcher has a part-time contract of employment both at the University of Eastern Finland (50%) and with an external employer (50%).
The university has had two open calls to the shared doctoral researcher position system, and one targeted call organised together with the Finnish research institutes. The university is willing to discuss shared doctoral researcher positions with all organisations interested in strategic partnership. The contact person for such partnerships is Financial and Human Resources Coordinator Tuula Ranne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the shared doctoral researcher position system, the main work of the doctoral researcher is a doctoral dissertation in both employment relationships. The work may also include, to a minor extent, teaching related to or promoting the doctoral dissertation.
The aim of the shared doctoral researcher position system is to increase and strengthen co-operation with working life.
When recruiting to the shared doctoral researcher position system, in addition to the selection criteria of ordinary doctoral programmes, the usability of the expertise gained in course of the doctoral dissertation by business or society at large is assessed. The working life relevance of the external employer of the doctoral researcher is assessed by the management group of the doctoral programme in question.
A doctoral researcher recruited to the shared doctoral researcher position system must have a valid right to postgraduate studies at the University of Eastern Finland.
In the shared doctoral researcher position system, the contract of employment is concluded for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years. The title of the employee at the University of Eastern Finland is doctoral researcher. Working in both employment relationships takes place in Finland.
In the employment relationship of a doctoral researcher employed through the shared doctoral researcher position system, the same terms and conditions of employment apply as in other positions of a doctoral researcher.