Terms and conditions of employment

The role of assistant comprises on the one hand service activities, i.e. participation in the teaching and research of the unit to which you are attached, and on the other training activities, in particular the writing of a thesis.

The temporary nature of an assistantship and the obligation to complete a doctoral thesis are characteristics common to all institutions.

What you must remember :

  • Assistants are required to submit a thesis project within a specific time limit, generally one year.
  • Assistantships last for a limited period.

The terms and conditions of employment and job description of assistants vary however from one institution to another.

Certain universities stipulate an age limit for the employment of assistants so remember to enquire before applying.