The Jagiellonian University Senate adopted Recruitment rules for the 2022/23 academic year regarding the rules of recruitment to Doctoral Schools in the academic year 2022/2023.
We are happy to announce that on May, 30th the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences will be opening the registration that will be held via the OAS website - the Jagiellonian University Online Application System (irk.uj.edu.pl).
Recruitment schedule for the PhD Programme in Biology:
- Registration IRK: 30.05.2022-27.06.2022
- Interviews: 04-08.07.2022
- Results: 22.07.2022
- Entries to the Doctoral School: 25.07-29.07.2022 ; 22.08.-25.08.2022
- Entries to the Doctoral School (reserve list): 26-29.08.2022
Formal requirements for entering the admission procedure
Persons holding the professional title of Master of Science, Master of Science, or an equivalent degree in the field of exact and natural sciences may be admitted to the programme named PhD Programme in Biology at the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences.
As an exception, taking into account the best quality of scientific achievements, a person referred to in art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, who does not have a master's degree, who is a graduate of the first-cycle studies or a student who has completed the third year of long-cycle studies, but who still has the status of a student in the field of study mentioned above or who has completed such a course, may apply for the programme.
In order to confirm the fulfillment of the condition referred to in Art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, the candidate is required to submit:
two opinions confirming the best quality of their research work and the high level of advancement of such work, issued by a research fellow holding at least the academic degree of habilitated doctor or being an employee of a foreign higher education institution or a research institution, who has significant achievements in academic issues related to the curriculum,
The director in consultation with the chairman of the committee shall resolve if the candidate fulfills the conditions referred to in Art. 186 para. 2 of the Act.
The order of the candidates on the ranking list shall be determined by their final numerical result of the qualification based on the result of the interview (0-100 points).
During registration in the system, the candidates for the doctoral school programme shall present up to two research topics of interest to them, which assigns them priority. Research topics shall be posted on the doctoral school website at least two weeks before the start of enrolment.
The interview shall be conducted in English and assessed on a scale from 0 to 100.
During the interview, candidates shall give a short oral presentation of research plans for their doctoral thesis, together with the reasons for the selection of the topics. Then they shall answer enrolment committee questions on the topic of the doctoral thesis and related issues. In the next part of the interview, they shall be given a summary of the publication to read and will have to discuss it. The knowledge of the planned research scope and the ability to use English shall be primarly assessed.
The candidate's qualification result for the entire qualification procedure shall be the number of points obtained during the interview.
Candidates carry out research topics according to the priorities declared at the registration stage in the system, in accordance with the following principle:
- the candidate at the first place on the ranking list carries out the topic which he/she assigned as the first priority;
- the candidate at the second place on the ranking list carries out the topic which he/she assigned as the first priority, unless the topic has already been selected by the candidate higher on the list; then he/she chooses the topic which he/she gave the second priority, etc.
Final result calculation
The final result of the enrolment procedure W shall be a number from 0 to 100 determined for all candidates as the number of points obtained during the interview.
Limits of places available in the 2022/2023 academic year:
- Institute of Botany - 3
- Institute of Environmental Sciences - 5
- Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research - 4
List of topics offered in 2022
IB – 1: The impact of microplastic and heavy metals on plant cell (Institute of Botany)
IB – 2: Embryology of selected species of Utricularia section Utricularia, with particular emphasis on developmental disorders (Institute of Botany)
IB – 3: Hybridization and introgression processes within populations of feather grasses in lowland and mountain steppes (Institute of Botany)
IB – 4: Regeneration processes in isolated endosperm of selected cultivars of Actinidia arguta (Institute of Botany)
IB – 5: The accumulation rate of essential and trace elements, including heavy metals in usnic acid containing lichen species in the Arctic (Institute of Botany)
INS – 6: The thermoregulation - oxidative stress nexus as driver for avian senescence (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 7: Nutritional ecology of bees: balancing bee nutrient demands and nutrient supply with a diversity of pollen sources (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 8: Genetic drivers of microbiome variation on local and comparative scale (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 9: Selective potential of microbiome variation in a wild bird population (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 10: Climate crisis: a new paradigm for addressing minimization of plastic harm in the era of COVID-19 pandemic (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 11: Correlated responses to multidirectional artificial selection in the bank vole (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 12: The diversity, distribution, and ecological dynamics of insect microbiomes (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 13: Human – wildlife conflicts in urban areas (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 14: The Assessment of interspecific interactions between sympatric carnivores in the Carpathian Mountains (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
INS – 15: Ecological speciation within the Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera) cryptic species complex (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
IZBR – 16: Involvement of gasotransmitter systems in the brain response to seizure activity in animal models of epilepsy (Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research)
IZBR – 17: Expression and role of asprosin/OLFR734 in the regulation of mouse hypothalamus and pituitary cells function (Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research)
IZBR – 18: The diversity and dynamics of insect heritable microbiota (Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research)
IZBR – 19: The neuronal mechanism of the influence of light on motivation and decision making (Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research)
IZBR – 20: The influence of dopamine released in the motor cortex on the acquisition of precise motor skills (Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research)