Ovidius University of Constanta organizes postdoctoral advanced research programs in the fundamental areas specific to the Doctoral Schools of the UOC. These research programs will promote interdisciplinarity in the postdoctoral training program, through the creation of multidisciplinary research teams that will integrate postdoctoral researchers involved in the program and doctoral students enrolled in the Doctoral Schools and through their scientific supervision by mentors, PhD supervisors in the accredited fields of the UOC.

Postdoctoral advanced research programmes are developed in the UOC by fields, within the Doctoral Schools, under the coordination of the CSUD, as postgraduate study programmes after the completion of the third cycle of doctoral studies, organised according to the law.

At the end of the postdoctoral programme the UOC awards the postdoctoral researcher a Postdoctoral Studies Certificate.

Doctoral schools provide the institutional framework for postdoctoral researchers to develop research internships at home and abroad as well as funding opportunities.

At the UOC, postdoctoral advanced research programmes are developed on a full-time basis.

Postdoctoral programmes can be conducted in Romanian or in an international language (English or French).

The duration of the postdoctoral advanced research programme is between 12 and 24 months.

The work of each postdoctoral researcher will be coordinated by a mentor, a PhD supervisor / associate of a UOC doctoral school.

The UOC finances postdoctoral advanced research programmes from its own income or from attracted sources such as: budget allocations, tuition fees in lei or in foreign currency, internally or externally funded projects, grants offered by research institutes, foundations, NGOs, etc.

The UOC financially supports postdoctoral advanced research programmes within the limits of available resources.

The UOC is organising a competition for admission to postdoctoral advanced research programmes in the fundamental areas of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, in the fields of Biology, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Mathematics, Philology, History, Civil and Plant Engineering, Theology.

Registration for the admission competition organised by the UOC for postdoctoral advanced research programmes is allowed to candidates who meet the following cumulative conditions:

- hold a doctorate in the field for which admission is sought or in a related field;

- the title of Doctor of Science must have been obtained no more than 5 years before the date of application for admission. For candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree in Romania, the date of issue of the order of the Minister of Education confirming the doctoral degree is taken into account.


The application file contains

- Application form (standard form);

- Curriculum vitae- Europass format;

- List of published scientific papers

- Scientific research project in printed and electronic format on CD

- Printed copies of published scientific papers, programmes of conferences attended, award and conference/conference participation certificates. All these photocopies in electronic version .pdf will also be included on CD.

- Birth certificate, in printed copy, with certification of conformity with the original [1]

- Marriage certificate (in photocopy, with certification of conformity with the original) or document certifying change of name (if applicable);

- Identity document (photocopy with certification of conformity with the original);

- Baccalaureate diploma (in printed copy, with certification of conformity with the original);

- Bachelor's degree and Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement (in printed copies, with certification of conformity with the original);

- Master's degree or its equivalent and Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement (in printed copies, with certification of conformity to the original);

- Doctor's degree - in printed copy, with certification of conformity with the original;

- Certificate of language proficiency (minimum level B2, according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages) in an international language (English or French);

The application files of foreign candidates from non-EU countries, i.e. Romanian candidates from abroad, are similar to those of Romanian and EU-EEA candidates. They include, in addition, translations/certified translations (where applicable) of personal documents and apostilled educational documents, and a copy of the passport (valid for at least six months from the date of application). The UOC details, annually, in relation to the legislation in force, the specific elements of the application files for postdoctoral programmes for foreign candidates from non-EU countries or Romanians from abroad.


Timetable for the admission competition

At Ion Voda street no. 58 in Constanta

7-8 September 2021 registrations

9 September 2021 the entrance exam and the publication of the results

10 September 2021 appeals and posting of final results

10, 11 September 2021 enrolment and conclusion of study contracts

[1] According to the Government Emergency Ordinance No 41/2016 on the establishment of simplification measures at the level of central public administration and for the amendment and completion of certain regulatory acts, the requirement to submit certified copies of documents is removed from the competition file, replacing it with the certification of conformity with the original by the persons from the Admissions Committee, where the application takes place, designated to certify conformity, with the express specification that the certification operation is made exclusively on the basis of the presentation of the original document by the candidate (and not a certified copy).


Research topics

  • proposed to start in 2021/2022        

Doctoral School, Field


No. of places with fee

Research themes

Doctoral School of Humanities, Philology

Prof. Marina Cap-Bun


  "Literary Discourse Analysis from Cognitivist Linguistic Perspectives"


  • proposed starting in 2020/2021


Doctoral school



No. of places with fee

Research themes


Dental medicine

Badea Victoria


Valorisation of dried acetone extract of Usneae Lichen (EAUL) in the form of muco-adhesive patches useful in the treatment of oral tumors

Applied sciences


Cogălniceanu Dan


Characterization of Functional diversity in Amphibians

Civil engineering and installations

Ciortan Romeo


Possibilities of increasing the berthing depth for the operation of large vessels

Economical solutions for work premises

Making of high quays made of sheet piling

Grămescu Ana Maria


Protection, conservation and enhancement of heritage buildings in Dobrogea, expression of cultural-historical identity

Techniques and methods for conservation and valorisation of historical sites in urban settings - theme coordinator

Modern materials and technologies applicable to constructions subject to the aggressiveness of the marine environment


  • proposed starting in 2019/2020

Doctoral school



Research themes

Applied sciences


(priority area: Energy, environment and climate change)

Cogălniceanu Dan

Dynamics of structural parameters in populations at the range boundary

Assessing the impact of invasive alien species on wetland ecosystems

Assessing the effectiveness and adaptation of the network of protected areas to climate change

Predictive models for biodiversity conservation in the context of climate change



Popa Constantin

Evolutionary computation algorithms for linear programming problems



Cowboy Dan

Functional developments and specific cultural manifestation in the ,,Astra Dobrogeană" Regional (1927-1935): inter-institutional relations with the Army of Great Romania



Aschie Mariana

Confirming the prognostic and predictive value of biomolecular markers in breast cancer using digital analysis techniques

Particular aspects of apoptosis in gastrointestinal pathology

Molecular characterisation of malignant tumours to identify non-invasive markers



Involvement of soluble IL1 receptors in acute myocardial infarction in HIV patients

TDM (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring) in optimizing antiretroviral therapy in multi-experienced HIV patients with limited therapeutic options.