The employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University. The contract will be made initially for one year and can be extended by three years provided that the studies and research have progressed successfully.
LUT follows the national university salary system (YPJ), and the salaries for the doctoral candidates are based on the system. In the system, the starting pay level depends on the position as well as the experience of the employee. The pay level will be checked annually, and it will increase as the studies and research tasks progress. The typical gross annual starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 30 800 euros (plus a holiday bonus in accordance with the collective agreement). DCs employed by LUT are covered by Finnish work-based social security, the benefits include for example, earnings-related pension, earnings-related unemployment benefits as well as benefits for accident at work and work-related diseases.
Travel allowance will cover the expenses (travel, accommodation and daily allowances) during the secondments, which are 16 months, and at least 1 conference attendance.