Applicants have to submit the application form, video (via WeTransfer) and CV to PhDprogram@nki.nl. The two referees should submit their references directly to PhDprogram@nki.nl. For more details about this step see how to apply.
After the call deadline, the PhD program committee will check whether the application is complete and carry out an eligibility check. Ineligible or incomplete applications will not be further evaluated, and the applicants will be informed.
Eligible and complete applications will continue to the prescreening. In the prescreening, the PhD program committee will score each candidate on the five items below. Only the highest scoring candidates, will be evaluated by the principal investigators participating in the program. The principal investigators will indicate their preferred candidates who can continue to the online interviews. Within one month after the closing date of the call, applicants will be informed via email whether they passed the prescreening and can continue to the online interviews.
- Research motivation and interest
- Research experience
- Video presentation
- Reference letters
A panel of at least four researchers judge the candidate during the online interview.
Each online interview takes 45 minutes and consists of:
- an introduction of the panel and the candidate
- a short presentation by the candidate (max 15 minutes)
- questions and further discussion
Afterwards there will be a 15 minutes panel discussion. The top candidates will be selected for the onsite interviews.
The onsite visit includes a meeting with the principal investigator and members of his/her research group, and visits to the institute, the lab and the facilities.
After the onsite interviews, a matching will be made between the candidates and the principal investigators. Selected candidates can start the PhD at the beginning of 2023.