General information

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 international level.
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 recruitment.

For more details see BioPlanet Doctoral School

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