Finnish Doctoral Programme in Oral Sciences (FINDOS-Turku) (4 yrs)

Finnish Doctoral Programme in Oral Sciences (FINDOS-Turku) doctoral researchers are privileged to participate in an excellent Doctoral training program including basic and advanced research courses in oral science, as well as extensive transferable skills offered by the doctoral program, FINDOS network and UTUGS.

The main aim of the The Finnish Doctoral Programme of Oral Sciences is to produce well-planned, supervised and high-level doctoral education in the area of oral sciences. The doctoral programme is aimed at doctoral students conducting studies on dentistry or on a subject related to oral health.

The main research areas of the FINDOS-Turku doctoral programme are biomaterials science; infectious diseases of the oral cavity (HPV research, periodontology, probiotics); and dental anxiety and fear as well as oral health promotion in schools. Both preclinical and clinical research is carried out within the programme. The aim of the programme is to promote exchange of knowledge and ideas, and improve the possibilities for translational dental research. The doctors graduating from the programme are needed as qualified teachers and researchers for the needs of Finnish universities, bio industry and other areas of society.

Doctoral researchers in the programme should have their degree in a relevant field (for example dentistry, medicine, biochemistry, biology, or biomaterials science). Depending on their basic degree, doctoral researchers will complete either the Doctor of Odontology, Doctor of Medical Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree.

There are two application periods for doctoral training annually - in the spring and in the autumn. In the autumn call it is also possible to apply a fixed-term funded doctoral researcher position.

The next call for applications is 28 August - 15 September 2023.

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