My query is about finding a Ph.D. Position.

 I am a lecturer, researcher, and assistant professor in the field of epidemiology at Samara University in Ethiopia. I got my bachelor's degree as a public health officer from Jimma University and my MPH in epidemiology from Addis Ababa University. Now I want to further my academic career and knowledge. I've recently begun my search for a Ph.D. in epidemiology. But I'm at a loss for how to seize and process the opportunity. 
Rolf Teschke
Congrats for what you have achieved. To get a Ph.D. position I suggest:

1. You have certainly published a number of scientific paper in the field of epidemiology, if yes,
2. Check which of your papers was best quoted by others or cklicked on via the internet.
3. See who and what department is quoting your paper and see their comments.
4. Select than the most known department and apply.

Nouhoum Bouare
You need to work about a relevant proposal project to solve a preoccupant problem or answer a scientific research question. You need to have prior a Master Science degree in a given research field, to be accepted by a suitable university and to have a promotor such as your thesis work supervisor. You need to be a motivated candidate and a great worker able to evolve in multidisciplinary team work to warrant a successful result.
The most suitable jobs for a Ph.D. are academic. 
Ali Tafazoli
Start communication with potential supervisors all around the world.
Sanka Niranjan Atapattu
Since you already have a Ph.D consider doing a postdoc. 
Finding a Ph.D. position can be a challenging process, but there are several steps you can take to increase your chances of success:

  1. Identify your research interests: Before you start looking for Ph.D. positions, it's important to have a clear idea of the research area you want to specialize in. This will help you focus your search and identify programs that align with your interests.
  2. Research potential programs: Once you've identified your research interests, start researching potential Ph.D. programs that offer coursework and research opportunities in your area of interest. You can use online resources like PhDportal,, or individual university websites to research programs that may be of interest to you.
  3. Contact potential supervisors: Once you have identified a few programs that interest you, look at the faculty members and their research interests. It is important to identify a potential supervisor who shares your research interests. Contact the faculty member(s) by email and introduce yourself, your research interests and inquire if they are accepting Ph.D. students.
  4. Apply to programs: After identifying potential programs and supervisors, start the application process. It's important to follow the application instructions carefully and submit all required materials on time.
  5. Network and attend conferences: Attend academic conferences and events related to your field. This is a great way to network with potential supervisors and learn more about research in your area of interest. You can also ask other researchers in your field about potential Ph.D. opportunities or reach out to other researchers on social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter.
  6. Consider international opportunities: Don't limit your search to your own country. Many universities around the world offer Ph.D. programs, and some may offer funding opportunities for international students.

Remember that the Ph.D. application process can be competitive, so it's important to be persistent and open to a range of opportunities. Good luck!
Congratulations on your academic achievements so far and your interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in epidemiology. Here are some suggestions on how to proceed:

  1. Look for universities that offer Ph.D. programs in epidemiology and closely related fields. Review the program curricula, admission requirements, and faculty profiles to see which programs align with your interests and goals.
  2. Identify faculty members who share your research interests and have a good track record of mentorship. Reach out to them to express your interest and ask for advice on the application process.
  3. Typically, Ph.D. applications require a personal statement, letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and standardized test scores. Take time to craft a compelling personal statement that highlights your academic and research background, career goals, and research interests. Select referees who can speak to your potential as a researcher and academic.
  4. Depending on the program, you may need to take standardized tests such as the GRE or TOEFL. Research test requirements and schedules well in advance, and consider taking preparation courses if needed.
  5. Follow application instructions closely and submit all required materials before the deadline. Be sure to proofread all application materials and submit them with sufficient time before the deadline to avoid last-minute complications.
  6. Research potential funding opportunities, such as scholarships, grants, and research assistantships. Many Ph.D. programs offer financial support to qualified applicants.

Remember that the Ph.D. application process is highly competitive, so it's important to put your best foot forward. Good luck with your application and future studies.

Best regards
You can check with local medical schools/ univ / public health institutions for the availability of research/ PhD position in your chosen topic. You may find if there are any faculty/ experts who will be willing to help you in this by serving as your thesis advisor after discussing your research experience/ interests.

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