BioPlanet Doctoral School
offers the Ph.D. degree program in Biological Sciences and in Earth
and Environmental Sciences.
The School has been established jointly by four institutes of the
Polish Academy of Sciences: the Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
(the leading member), the Institute of Paleobiology PAS, the Mammal
Research Institute PAS, and the Institute of Parasitology PAS.
The Institutes contributing to the BioPlanet Doctoral School carry
out interdisciplinary research concerning problems at the interface
of Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences, at a high
Our well-balanced curriculum offers unparalleled opportunities for
gaining knowledge on the selected issues of Biology, Paleobiology
and Biogeology. The interdisciplinary profile of the doctoral
program in our School and renowned scientists provide students with
in-depth training in the broad area of Natural Sciences and the
understanding of fundamental biological and evolutionary processes
of the living world.
The BioPlanet Doctoral School offers Ph.D. dissertation topics in
Zoology, Ecology, Parasitology, Paleobiology/Paleontology,
biomineralization, and evolution of invertebrates (mainly insects)
and vertebrates (mainly reptiles, birds, and mammals), and in other
topics concerning Geology, Biology, and Environmental Sciences.
Ph.D. applicants may also suggest the topics for dissertations in
consultation with prospective advisors.
The program takes four years to complete and should result in
submitting doctoral dissertation.
The PhD interview
will take place on Tuesday, September
17, 2019: 10.30 am at the Institute of Paleobiology PAS,
Twarda 51/55, room 127
The candidates are asked to prepare two short (4-10 slides)
PowerPoint presentations: one concerning the master thesis and the
second about the planned doctoral thesis.
Applicants should have general knowledge of the broadly understood
field of Natural or Earth Sciences (when the selected topic concerns
Paleontology/Geology), and a good command of English, on a level
sufficient for a Ph.D. dissertation preparation (upon submitting the
dissertation we require language competency certificate at least on
B2 level). Detailed requirements are to be found in the notice of
For more details see BioPlanet
The International Doctoral Studies Course in the Biological
Sciences with the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
List of the Institute of Paleobiology PhD students