Applications are open to 1st year PhD students. The applicant’s application should meet the doctoral schools (DS) recruitment requirements.

The deadline for on-line application submission is 31/05/2018 at midday.

  • Conditions of admissibility
  • Auditions
  • Required documents

Conditions of admissibility

The applicant’s application should meet the doctoral school’s recruitment criteria. It issues an admissibility opinion on the condition funding is granted. The DS should have confirmed the registration of an applicant selected by the doctoral course in occupational health Scientific Board on the PhD course, before signing a doctoral contract.

Confirmation implies agreement with the National doctoral course in occupational health Charter (pdf, 589 Ko – French)

Applications for doctoral contracts are for students with a Master or equivalent qualification, without an employment contract. They are open to any age or nationality and their qualifications may have been obtained at any date.


Applicants selected during the pre-admissibility procedure (21/06) based on their application will be called for an audition which will take place on 3 July 2018 in Paris.

The selection board members are the members of the national doctoral course in occupational health scientific board. The chair of the Doctoral Course Scientific Board is the board chair.

The applicant presents his course and his research project for 10 minutes before discussion with the members of the board. The exact time the presentation should last is stated in the invitation. The presentation and the discussion take place in French and in English. The presentation materials can be in French or in English.

Auditioned applicants are assessed on the following criteria:

Thesis project criteria

  • Methodological quality
  • Quality of the supervisory staff (thesis director, host laboratory, international partnerships) and compatibility of the applicant’s skills with the project
  • Priority themes on the Occupational Health Plan 3
  • Consequences: project with potential to produce significant and innovative results with respect to occupational health challenges, in a public health perspective.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the planned approach, without it being mandatory, will be considered a plus.

Applicant-related criteria

  • Doctoral potential: university course, research and professional work experience, post-PhD professional project
  • Cognitive abilities: proficiency in the field, ability to pay close attention to and to select important facts, abilities to understand questions and quality of the responses, general knowledge
  • Presentation: controlled attitude, clear presentation, attentive, open to criticism, description and quality of the materials
  • Commitment to and motivation for an interdisciplinary approach, previous training or work experience in an occupational health field, and potential to implement these elements.
  • Proficient in French and English (spoken fluently)

Required documents

  • a CV
  • a copy of the Master diploma
  • a thesis project (1,500 to 2,000 words – excluding the cover page and bibliographic references) describing the context, the research problem and its justification, the objectives, the methodology, the collaborations envisaged, the schedule of planned publications
  • a letter of motivation that puts the thesis project into a public health approach by describing the multidisciplinary approach, which presents the personal interest in a multidisciplinary training, which describes the administrative set-up of the thesis: identity of the supervisors and the host laboratory, the funding of research related to the thesis and possible co-supervisor
  • for the thesis supervisor and co-supervisor : a CV – the list of the scientific publications for the last 3 years – the doctoral supervisions of the last 5 years specifying if supervisor or co-supervisor
  • letter of recommendation (one of your thesis director)
  • preliminary validation by the Doctoral School’s director,
  • research project,
  • a letter of recommendation common to both supervisors
  • the agreement of the DS Director
  • Pre-selected and therefore auditioned applicants will have to provide the manuscript of their master thesis in digital format


Modified on 4 July 2018