As our research is rather small, this, however, means that every single student has direct access to PI and effective and efficient supervision. This creates a unique basis for innovative research and personal development, which many other institutions may fail to offer.

We ensure that that the group members acquire the much needed skills set to progress their careers in the EU and abroad. The pay in the Starkov group is competitive and is the EU above average. This comes with high expections towards the work discipline and overall performance.

So far, all the group members have found their way in companies and R&D insitutions outside Estonia.

// To join as a PhD student (highly competitive), you need to apply through the TalTech scheme first. Deadlines are typically interchangable, with three deadlines each year. So one needs to plan at least at least six-months ahead. Even if you do not get funded, additional opportunities at both the EU and Estonia will be opened up to you. Typical placements are for four years.

// To join as a postdoc (exceptionally competitive), you will need to apply through the MSCA scheme first. Deadline are typically in September each year. So one needs to plan at least a year ahead. Even if you do not get funded, under this scheme, additional opportunities at both the EU and Estonia will be opened up to you. Typical placements are for two years.

// To join as a (incl. from abroad) BSc/MSc student (highly competitive), you need to contact the PI directly. Second year BSc and first year MSc student with GPA of 4 out of 5 are welcome to join. One needs to plan at least three-months prior joining. External BSc/MSc students have to prove that there are funded by the EU or Estonian funding schemes. Typical placements are for six-to-twelve months.

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However, if you seek a well-balanced and at the same time results-oriented background, please do not hesitate to contact the PI directly at pavel.starkov@taltech.ee

PhD position are typically University co-funded, so some rules and regulations and obviously deadlines may apply. They are strict but rewarding.

PostDoc positions are much harder to acquire but nevertheless well-qualified applicants have excellent prospectives when preparing their applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. In the chemical science, it is expected that a candidate holds one, and actions have to be taken at least a year in advance! Please contact the PI directly if you wish to pursue one at the interface of chemistry, materials and biology to specify your expectations and applications.

It is our belief that excellence walks hand in hand with diversity! Candidates from the less well equipped backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply and enquire about the opportunities.