Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,689,802 members, 6,336,818 topics. Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021 at 12:02 PM

Thread For PHD Students - Education (90) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Education / Thread For PHD Students (238249 Views)

Which University In Nigeria or abroad Accepts 3.0 Msc Grade For Phd Admission? / 4 Good Reason Why You Should Go For Phd And 7 Bad Reasons Why You Should Not / Presidential Scholarship Scheme For Ist Class Nigerian Graduates For Phd Abroad (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) ... (87) (88) (89) (90) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: Thread For PHD Students by KelvinCoaster(m): 10:15am On Jun 09
babyfaceafrica:
i am talking about my experience, you said it isn't true? How. Where a good PhD student run house errands for his supervisor... Maybe you aren't in Nigeria though..
The house errands you embarked on,were they by compulsion or out of your free-will?

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Thread For PHD Students by TheLasyBuddha: 3:00pm On Jun 09
babyfaceafrica:
Sad this isn't the case with most Nigerian PhD students. Your lecturer is more of a demi-God and you get your degree mostly on how loyal and respectfully you are instead of research..

This depends.
My girlfriend, after being supervised by her Personal academic tutor in the UK, she learned valuable lessons about their relationship, it isn't predatory but cordial and understanding. Now, she applies this to her relationship with her students and supervisees here in Nigeria and she is regarded as the most friendly and approachable lecturer in her department.

2 Likes

Re: Thread For PHD Students by drhammed: 3:19pm On Jun 09
Are you looking for a funded MSc/PhD position in Canada?

These Profs (at Western University) are seeking students for specific research projects.

The list is not exhaustive, so you can "cold email" other Profs there.

https://twitter.com/drhammed/status/1402624132823633931?s=21

Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 5:46pm On Jun 09
TheLasyBuddha:


This depends.
My girlfriend, after being supervised by her Personal academic tutor in the UK, she learned valuable lessons about their relationship, it isn't predatory but cordial and understanding. Now, she applies this to her relationship with her students and supervisees here in Nigeria and she is regarded as the most friendly and approachable lecturer in her department.

Highly encouraging!
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 10:21am On Jun 10
40,000$ Award for girls/women in STEM

You are eligible if you have encouraged girls or young women to engage with and study STEM
OR
increased retention of women in STEM careers, with a focus on providing tools to support women through their career progression in a STEM discipline.

Visit:

https://www.nature.com/collections/jcpghfmqlz/applynow

1 Like

Re: Thread For PHD Students by KelvinCoaster(m): 2:42pm On Jun 10
KelvinCoaster:

The house errands you embarked on,were they by compulsion or out of your free-will?
No answer yet?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by ejibaba(m): 4:31pm On Jun 10
Prof and other gurus in the house, what are the chances of getting a faculty position abroad?

Must one have a degree abroad?

Publication strength: what number?

Is age a barrier?

What about conference attendance: Is it a requirement?

Thank you.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 6:28pm On Jun 10
ejibaba:
Prof and other gurus in the house, what are the chances of getting a faculty position abroad?

I believe there are opportunities to get faculty positions in practically any country that is open to foreigners, regardless of where the applicants received their education. However, these odds will vary depending on the country, the university's regulations for overseas applicants, and, most importantly, the applicant's verified profile.


Must one have a degree abroad?

To begin with, if you plan to work in a country where you did not graduate, your degree will be from another country (abroad, because if you want to work in the UK and graduated from Nigerian, means your degree is from abroad). And I believe your point is that if you have a degree from a country like the United Kingdom, for example, you want to know if it will be possible to secure a faculty position in Canada or the United States, or any other country. According to my experience, that of many of my students, and that of some acquaintances, having a foreign degree is not required for a variety of countries, but there are a number of countries that either directly or indirectly demand a degree from a specific country.

For example, many countries in the Middle East, particularly Dubai, frequently mention in their job advertisements that they prefer applicants with degrees from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Some may not demand degrees from specific nations, but they have somehow come to believe that degrees from specific nations would be worthwhile to increase their profile or that someone from a given country is better equipped than someone from another set of countries/regions.

Publication strength: what number?

The majority of good schools in other countries hire depending on the applicant's profile. There are systems in place to analyze a large number of applications contending for a restricted number of slots. The most crucial aspect will be having a very competitive and verifiable profile. Some of the elements to be evaluated will be determined by the primary function of the academic position. If the job is mostly research-based, the employer will be seeking candidates with a big number of credible publications, experience managing financed projects, supervising a number of students, and research in areas that are in high demand.

Some employment advertisements will specify the minimum number of publications, their index, and quality, as well as the frequency with which they are published. For example, a good university in Finland (LUT) is looking to appoint four faculty members; their advertisement states that:

-- applicants must have at least 20 SCI-based papers that are searchable in WOS.
-- applicants must have at least 10 papers in the last 5 years and must have supervised at least 2 graduate students.
--applicants must have a minimum of 10 h-index.

Only teaching positions that do not need research will have standards that reflect applicants with a good teaching background.

Is age a barrier?

I don't believe so, however, most universities favor applicants who have sufficient energy remaining in their bodies. So I believe would be much easier to employ someone less than 60 years than someone nearly 90 years unless that person has the key to unravel things that have never existed.

What about conference attendance: Is it a requirement?

Thank you.

The conference is part of the evaluation, although it has less importance in my opinion and from what I've seen. The conference is primarily intended to assess how applicants convey their research findings across numerous platforms. The reason for this is that, unlike published articles, books, or chapters, several conferences cannot be authenticated. I've seen a CV where someone listed 50 conferences but only 6 publications. It appears illogical to me.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:05pm On Jun 10
willsc:
Good morning Prof and Dear Friends,
I appreciate the good work you are doing here on, God will bless you all.
I have B.sc in Physics and master's degree in Applied Geophysics (exploration Geophysics option). Currently I lecture in one of the Nigeria Universities. Please I want to know the possibility of getting PhD admission in UK or Germany with master's CGPA of 3.22.
Thank you
It is possible but you have to be very intentional about it, then package your documents very well to submit a strong and airtight application.

Google for Geophysics Professors in Germany & UK whose Research areas aligns with your Research interests, then draft a dope Academic CV (your Research interests must be on your Academic CV), and send a non-generic Cold Mail to them to them each. Make sure your Academic CV and your Transcript are attached whenever you send cold mails to Profs.

Standard Academic CV for MASTERS & PH.D Admission (LINK FOR PDF FILE)
https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/orss/UserFiles/File/Creating_your_academic_cv_handout_1.pdf

See the links below for Samples of result-oriented Cold Mails (4-Samples)
https://www.nairaland.com/6567181/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/103#102538464

See the link below to know to search for PROFESSORS in your research interests
https://www.nairaland.com/3466778/scholarships-international-students-apply-here/95#101532358

There are also advertised PHD positions, you can also apply to if it's a research project that relates to your research interests or prior research experience. Always check the Website below, they do post Earth Science related Graduate opportunities e.g Geology, Meteorology (Atmospheric Science), Geophysics, Remote Sensing, Marine Science etc.
https://www.egu.eu/jobs/search/?category=18

Also consider looking (google) for Geophysics Professors in the USA & Canada whose Research areas aligns with your Research interests, then do your due diligence and send a non generic cold mail to them each. They have loads of Fully-funded PHD positions in the U.S

As a Prospective Graduate Student (Masters), you need to have the following documents to kick start your GRADUATE SCHOOL JOURNEY in GERMANY, USA, UK, CANADA etc.

- Academic CV (Well drafted)
- Transcript (get the student Copy from your school)
- Cold Mail (To be drafted & sent to each professors based on their research areas)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP) for GRADUATE School (not SOP for Visa Application)
- Cover Letter (if required)
- Published Thesis (might be helpful) but not Compulsory etc.

Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2022 PHD admission intake should be your target

3 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:26pm On Jun 10
MS or PhD in Avian Ecology at Alabama A&M University, USA

Deadline : August 15th, 2021

More details and how to apply is in the link below

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/ms-or-phd-in-avian-ecology-at-alabama-am-university/
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:28pm On Jun 10
Prof. Ahmed Badran, USA

Thrilled to announce that my lab will be moving to the Chemistry Department @scrippsresearch in San Diego later this summer! �Interested in antibiotics development, genetic code expansion and/or improving carbon fixation? We're actively recruiting on all fronts!

https://badranlab.com/


Email: ahbadran@broadinstitute.org
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:29pm On Jun 10
PhD position in coral reef biogeochemistry in Australia - Biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions from coral reefs under stress

Souther Cross University

Homepage: https://www.scu.edu.au/centre-for-coastal-biogeochemistry/

Location: Lismore, Australia

Interested applicants should send their Academic CV highlighting their research background and research interests in this area to Prof. Bradley Eyre – (bradley.eyre@scu.edu.au)

Application deadline: 11 July 2021

For More details and how to apply, see the link below

https://www.egu.eu/jobs/3623/phd-position-in-coral-reef-biogeochemistry-in-australia-biogenic-volatile-organic-compound-bvoc-emissions-from-coral-reefs-under-stress/
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:30pm On Jun 10
PhD Fellowship in Avian Ecology and Conservation – Oklahoma State University, USA

Deadline : August 15th, 2021

More details & how to apply is in the link below

https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/phd-fellowship-in-avian-ecology-and-conservation-oklahoma-state-university/
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:31pm On Jun 10
We are hiring!!!

We have fully funded positions (PhD and Postdoc). If you like

"endothelium, blood vessels, heart regeneration, imaging, zebrafish" come and join us
@CR_CHUSJ and @UMontreal, Canada

https://thenode.biologists.com/jobs/vascular-control-of-heart-development-and-regeneration-phd-and-postdoc-positions-available/
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:32pm On Jun 10
Fully funded PhD positions in Biomedical Sciences, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Berlin, Germany

Deadline-12th Jul 2021

Are you passionate about discovering the basis of health and disease, and applying your findings to answer clinically-relevant questions? Are you interested in one of the following topics?

• Biochemistry
• Cancer research
• Cardiovascular biology
• Cell biology
• Computational biology and data science
• Imaging
• Immunology and inflammation
• Mathematical modeling
• Medical systems biology
• Metabolism
• Neuroscience
• Proteomics
• Single-cell and omics technologies
• Stem cell research and organoids
• Structural biology

https://www.mdc-berlin.de/application

1 Like

Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:34pm On Jun 10
M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate student opportunities at Trent University, Peterborough, ONTARIO, Canada

The team: Aaron Shafer (Trent University) and Joe Northrup (OMNRF) based out of Peterborough, Ontario are seeking graduate students (PhD and MSc) for a management

"focused methylation study on large mammals".

The project: Successful applicants will leverage a newly developed methylation array to build species-specific clocks and develop bio-markers linked to age and disease status.

Field work is a possibility.

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the requirements of the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at TrentU and international students are welcomed to apply.

Please see: https://www.trentu.ca/els/

How to apply:
Send cover letter, Academic CV, and contacts for two references to
aaronshafer@trentu.ca.

Anticipated start date is flexible (Sept 2021, Jan 2022, May 2022)
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:35pm On Jun 10
Attention!!!!!

In the U.S.A, the semester start date for guaranteed & massive funding is FALL, not SPRING/SUMMER or WINTER.

For FALL (Aug/Sept) 2022, application opens ~1 year before (Sept./Oct. 21).


So, act now!

- @Jamaticulus

1 Like

Re: Thread For PHD Students by ejibaba(m): 10:43pm On Jun 10
wip7:


Thank you for your response prof.

One last one pls.

A PhD candidate that is about rounding up his programme with 4 SSCI publication would you say it’s a good one, most especially when the individual desires a faculty position abroad?

What justification does one have to claim multiple publication in a year most especially for social science disciplines and no funding in all? Is it what is obtainable? Would it not seem questionable?

How would you respond to this reviewers comment: “ I doubt the data used for the analysis, as the authors failed to justify the process that account for the ease in obtaining a response rate of 75%”.

Finally, how do you approach scholars in your field for mentoring and not make a fool of yourself most especially when you have a PhD and there are expectations that you should know certain basic things but in all honesty you don’t know them.

Thank you.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by drhammed: 3:30pm On Jun 11
Are you interested in AI & data-driven research?

Another Concordia University Professor lands a $1.6M grant for research on AI & Software engineering- CONGRATULATIONS!

I hope you know what that means?

Learn more about his work and Good luck.

https://twitter.com/drhammed/status/1403357184453394435?s=21

Re: Thread For PHD Students by samtol4(m): 2:06am On Jun 12
Re: Thread For PHD Students by lentomac: 8:39am On Jun 12
PhD position at Texas A&M University, USA

Computational Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab (C2BL) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering for Spring (May) 2022 entry.


The positions will focus on cardiac imaging, inverse modeling, and machine learning.

Candidates with a strong background in mechanics and computational modeling/programming and an interest in cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to send their Academic CV to rezaavaz@tamu.edu.

The Spring 2022 application deadline is July 1st.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 11:25am On Jun 12
ejibaba:


Thank you for your response prof.

One last one pls.

A PhD candidate that is about rounding up his programme with 4 SSCI publication would you say it’s a good one, most especially when the individual desires a faculty position abroad?

Yes, I believe that is an excellent start. This will probably increase the chances of securing post-doctoral opportunities. I wish you the best of luck in your job search and encourage you to never stop growing.

What justification does one have to claim multiple publication in a year most especially for social science disciplines and no funding in all? Is it what is obtainable? Would it not seem questionable?

I don't understand this section.

How would you respond to this reviewers comment: “ I doubt the data used for the analysis, as the authors failed to justify the process that account for the ease in obtaining a response rate of 75%”.

I'll respond by providing the raw data's source, as well as the whole data set and an explanation of how the data were acquired.

Finally, how do you approach scholars in your field for mentoring and not make a fool of yourself most especially when you have a PhD and there are expectations that you should know certain basic things but in all honesty, you don’t know them.

Thank you.


Being a scholar entails more than just having a PhD or the title of professor. A genuine scholar is always learning from himself, others, objects, and the environment in order to grasp and understand the principle and laws of a specific or general thing. It is not a crime to ask questions in order to grow or to understand what he or she does not know, and it should not be viewed as a sign of inferiority. PhD is merely a degree; it does not provide the possessor omnipresence.

It's simple: write whoever knows more than you sincerely, express your desire to learn something, and mention that you didn't have the opportunity to acquire it while doing your PhD for whatever reason. However, you realize that you must learn it in order to progress, and you will gladly be trained or directed in learning such skills/knowledge.

(1) (2) (3) ... (87) (88) (89) (90) (Reply)

2015/2016 Direct Entry Admission Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife / 2014/2015 Utme And Admission Process / Ahmadu Bello University (A B U) Zaria, 2011/2012 Admission

Viewing this topic: 1 guest(s)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 150
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.