The in-depth research-oriented training after the master's degree is a central activity area of SECAI. Due to the special, interdisciplinary orientation of the school, there are not only doctoral students but also so-called clinician scientists, who have already completed a doctoral thesis and whose goal in SECAI is a (first) major publication.
Each year SECAI hires a cohort of about ten doctoral students and clinician scientists, typically starting in September. Calls for the positions of the Graduate School are usually published in spring of the corresponding year. You can find them on our job portal when they are open. The school favors a “tight” three-year model for completing doctoral theses, but also understands that this plan may need adjustment due to interdisciplinary differences, e.g., clinician scientists finishing in two years, personal circumstances and professional causes.
In addition to the doctoral students and clinician scientists directly funded by SECAI, other AI researchers of comparable career stages will be integrated into the School. These associate members will be closely integrated scientifically and organizationally and will have access to all SECAI funding programs. In addition, SECAI networks with other thematically relevant graduate programs and implements joint activities.
Doctoral Students and Clinical Scientists
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