The doctoral school
Perimeter of the doctoral school PhD Oncology, Biology, Medicine, Health
The Doctoral School of Oncology, Biology, Medicine, Health is monothematic and covers all aspects of oncology.
The Doctoral School of Oncology, Biology, Medicine, Health is based on the scientific and medical activities of the 80 Reception Teams of PhD Students (EAD) on several sites (Gustave Roussy, CEA, Institut Curie Paris and Orsay, AP-HP, ENS of Cachan, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cochin Institute, Luxembourg Institute of Health and Versailles St-Quentin University) and revolve around four main axes:
- The fundamental aspects in oncology
- Genetics and epidemiology
- Pharmacology and new therapeutic approaches
- New methods of biological and clinical investigations (including imaging)
The Doctoral School of Oncology, Biology, Medicine, Health belongs to the University Paris-Saclay, it is attached to the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Sud which is co-operator with ENS Cachan.
Its seat is on the campus of Gustave Roussy.
The secretariat open
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday and Friday: 9h to 12h30 and 14h to 15h30
Thursday: 11h to 12h30 and 14h to 17h15
Council of the Doctoral School
Hp Ambroise Paré et EA4340
Assistante de l'école doctorale
MD, DR CNRS
INDIVIDUAL MONITORING COMMITTEE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL MONITORING COMMITTEE
The objectives of the individual monitoring committee:
The objectives are:
- to ensure the smooth running of the curriculum by referring to the doctoral charter and the individual training agreement
- evaluate the conditions of his training and the progress of his research
- make recommendations and report
- to take special care to prevent any form of conflict, discrimination or harassment
The doctoral student must program inevitably 1 to 2 individual monitoring committees :
- before the end of the first year of the thesis: to review the subject of the thesis with a bibliographical summary
- before the end of the 2nd year of the thesis: to plan the last operations of the thesis
Nevertheless, in case of need and in agreement with its supervisor, the doctoral student may request an individual follow-up committee at any time.
Composition of the individual monitoring committee :
The composition :
- Thesis director
- The referent of the ED CBMS
- Two or three experts in the scientific field concerned and who are proposed by the thesis director
Organization of the individual monitoring committee:
The organization of the individual follow-up committee is the responsibility of the doctoral student and his / her supervisory team who must ensure the logistics and cover the costs incurred.
The referent is appointed at the beginning of each academic year by the director of the Doctoral School
At the latest 7 days before the expected date of the individual follow-up committee, the doctoral student must send the experts and the referent of the ED CBMS a 2 to 3-page summary of the state of progress of his research work.
Progress of the individual monitoring committee:
• Presentation of the progress of the research work
• Discussion of the different important elements for the good progress of the researches of the doctoral student (publications, experimentation, the results, etc ...)
During the individual monitoring committee, the referent drafts the report with the consent of the other members.
This report must be sent to the doctoral student, the thesis supervisor and the secretary of the CBMS ED.
The doctoral student must then submit his report on ADUM.
Can the experts of the monitoring committee be part of the thesis jury? :
Yes. But a co-signer of an article cannot be rapporteur.
During the 3 years of the thesis, and beyond the technical or disciplinary training necessary to
completion of the doctoral project, the doctoral student can follow:
• Training courses offered by the Doctoral School of Oncology
- The EU of the Master 2 of Oncology
- The conferences on employment (IFSBM, ED CBMS and ED Biosigne)
- The courses of anti-tumor chemotherapy
- Thematic Days
• Trainings on animal experimentation
Training proposals are mostly in your ADUM space.
A portfolio of the PhD student including the individualized list of all activities of the PhD student during his training, including teaching, dissemination of scientific culture or transfer of technology, and valuing the skills he developed during the preparation of the doctorate, is realized. It is updated regularly by the doctoral student.
Every year, the Doctoral School of Oncology organizes Scientific Days at the Roscoff Biological Station, which brings together a hundred PhD students from 2nd and 3rd year of thesis who present their research work in the form of posters and oral communications.
Direction of theses
The maximum number of theses directorates that a same thesis director may conduct simultaneously will be set in accordance with Article 17 of the Decree of 7 August 2006 on doctoral training. The standard of supervision is from 3 to 4 PhD students per supervisor.
The thesis director is the one who assumes responsibility for the thesis vis-à-vis the CBMS Doctoral School. The thesis can nevertheless give rise to a scientific co-direction, especially in the case of multidisciplinary theses or cotutelles. In this case, during the initial registration or re-registration, a thesis director, member of the list of HDRs of the doctoral school, and a thesis co-supervisor will be declared in the registration file. The respective contributions of the members of the research team involved in the follow-up of the thesis (director, co-director, co-supervisors) will also be specified in the form of supervision rates. The thesis director of the CBMS Graduate School undertakes to ensure at least 50% of the supervision of the thesis.
An exemption request may be submitted to the Council of the CBMS Doctoral School, in accordance with Article 17 of the Decree of 7 August 2006 on doctoral training. To grant a derogation, the council of the doctoral school takes into account the possible mobility of the thesis supervisor, the professional integration of PhD students previously led by the thesis director, the scientific production of previously directed PhD students and finally the degree satisfaction of doctoral students especially in terms of supervision and provision of resources.
There are currently 80 Hosting Teams of PhD Students affiliated to the CBMS Doctoral School representing a doctoral supervision capacity of 206 HDR. It is therefore a very important supervisory potential that includes faculty researchers and researchers from organizations and also many PU-PH that brings the skills to the interface between science and medical applications.
The laboratories in which the Doctoral Reception Teams are located are all labeled by the research organizations or the MESR. It should be noted that many EADs are located in hospitals, cancer control centers (Gustave Roussy and Institut Curie) and Inserm units, CNRS located on hospital sites of the AP-HP. This medical backing is a key element of training and professional integration.
To be a PhD student
To be a candidate, you must consult the topics here:
then contact the thesis supervisors.
In case of agreement from a thesis director, you can submit an adum application by following this link:
=> First application - Create my application account
Your status as a PhD student
Duration of the thesis
The CBMS Graduate School indicates to PhD students from their 1st thesis enrollment that the duration of their thesis is 3 years in accordance with the decree of 25 May 2016 (Article 14). At each registration, they will be asked to provide proof of funding.
In this context, the ED CBMS insists on the 4 points that must characterize a thesis:
- Excellence of the doctoral project
- Promotion of research work in terms of publications, patents, etc.
- Complementary training completed and adapted to the doctoral student
- Preparation of a credible professional project
These 4 points are essential and must prevail over an imposed rigid period.
Note that the average duration of theses is very dependent on the scientific discipline.
Requests for exemption beyond a third year of the thesis must be quite exceptional and be based on a solid argument. Exceptions may be granted, after the opinion of the thesis director and the director of ED CBMS, upon a reasoned request.
National and international openness
The CBMS Doctoral School's main objective is to regularly increase its international impact in a significant way on two levels:
- Institutional agreements with foreign universities to promote the exchange of doctoral students: reception of French PhD students in foreign laboratories and vice versa.
- Reception of foreign students, especially from the EU, favoring co-supervised theses.
Reception of doctoral students in foreign laboratories
As part of a voluntarist policy announced at the time of the last accreditation application, the CBMS Doctoral School promotes as much as possible, co-supervised theses and stays of PhD students abroad in the framework of collaborations between PhD student reception teams and foreign partner laboratories. Currently about ten doctoral students are internships in foreign laboratories, located mainly in Europe and the United States.
It should be noted that the accomplishment of thesis in real cotutelle is often difficult to implement, even impossible in some countries.
In view of this reality, the CBMS Doctoral School promotes theses carried out within the framework of scientific collaborations between laboratories. As part of this policy, the CBMS Doctoral School encourages doctors wishing to do part of their thesis at a major foreign university.
The CBMS Doctoral School benefits from agreements concluded between the various institutions involved and foreign institutions.
Note cotutelles with:
- Weill Cornell Medical in New York
- Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
- Luxembourg Institute of Health
- University Hospital Vaudoix (Switzerland)
- The National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan
- MD Anderson, USA
- Sloan Kettering, USA
- McGill University, Canada
- University of Florida, Gainsville, USA
- National Taiwan University, Taiwan
The CBMS Doctoral School integrated into Paris Saclay University will continue this policy of international opening in connection with the reception teams of doctoral students.
Reception of foreign PhD students
The CBMS Graduate School welcomes a significant number of foreign students to the 80 EADs with funding from their home country. These are EU nationals, but also from North America, Latin America, the Maghreb and Asia. The ED also welcomes several foreign students who have completed an M2 in France.
In the steady state about 1/3 of doctoral students are of foreign nationality. CBMS Graduate School welcomes many foreign doctors from all countries including Latin America, which can be considered as a parameter of attractiveness, attractiveness largely related to the scientific quality of the host teams .
Candidature for a thesis subject (to be done by the student)
There are two steps:
1. Creating the ADUM Personal Folder (if it does not already exist)
- Login to the address http://www.adum.fr/script/candidature/index.pl?site=PSaclay by indicating your email (if a subject has been defined for you to be a candidate, it is the indicated mail on this subject that you must use)
- Fill in the headings of your ADUM personal file
2. Application to a thesis subject
- After the previous step, reconnect to the same site: (http://www.adum.fr/script/candidature/index.pl?site=PSaclay
- if the subject had been assigned beforehand, its title appears and you only have to click on "register my application"
- otherwise, click on "add a new application", then on "-> Consult the detailed description of the thesis topics" which will allow you to choose the topics proposed for the ED CBMS 582 by filtering on the Doctoral School of Oncology .
By clicking on the subject that interests you, you can apply.
- Then click on "motivations and justifications" to complete your personal file and specify your motivations for the chosen topic. Remember to write down all the documents you will need to complete to complete your application. After validating, by clicking on the button "doctoral file", you will see a page that must be printed in PDF and sign before scanning to integrate it into your entire file.
- As you are told, you will have to create a single PDF file containing all the parts of your application. Do not forget to include the "PDF detailing the subject" if there is one that accompanies the description of the subject because ADUM does not do it automatically (and does not ask).
- When you have validated your application, the thesis director will receive an email to inform you and you will receive a confirmation email from ADUM.
3. The next steps
- Opinion of the thesis director
The thesis director must give an opinion on each application that must be written, even briefly. For a given thesis topic, there is at most one favorable opinion, the others being unfavorable
- Hearing by the jury
All candidates who have had a favorable opinion of the thesis director are auditioned by the jury. If there are too many, a pre-selection can be done previously on file by the jury.
The jury gives unique ranking. Doctoral contracts are, however, specific to each of our home universities. They are therefore awarded in the order of ranking in proportion to the number of CDs awarded by each university registration.
SUJET DE THESE
In 2nd, 3rd year and beyond, the registration must be renewed between 1 September and 30 November, in all cases, including when the first registration took place late.
A university year starts on September 1st and ends on August 31st
The registration is annual, it is renewed at the beginning of each academic year
Doctoral students who support their thesis between September and December of a university year, are covered by their enrollment in the previous academic year and must not re-register.
ADUM registration and re-registration portal
For registration in the first year,
You must file and finalize a registration application form in ADUM.
You must indicate your home office AND your laboratory in ADUM.
You will proceed from your ADUM personal interface.
All informations here
Derogation; Extension, Hyphenation, Transfer, Abandonment: More information here
At the latest, 3 months before the defense:
- Handshake, logistics, place of defense
At the latest, 2 months before the defense:
- Triggering of the procedure in Adum by the doctoral student
- Appointment of rapporteurs (to be signed by the director of ED)
At the latest, 1 month before the defense:
- Legal deposit of the thesis - 1st deposit – RDV with the Kremlin Bicetre Library
- Jury proposal (to be signed by the director of ED)
- Examination of the thesis by the rapporteurs
 Document to download on ADUM
 Document to download on ADUM
University professor (French or foreign) HDR or equivalent[i]
4 -8 members
Of which thesis director - rapporteurs
External at Paris Saclay University and ED
50% or more of teachers or equivalent
No co-publication with the doctoral student
50% or more external members at Université Paris-Saclay and ED
Not having was a member of the thesis committee
1 or more member of Paris-Saclay University (excluding thesis supervisor)
The president must be a teacher or equivalent
[i] Research Director
Après le doctorat
Entretiens individuels et référent
La direction de l’Ecole Doctorale CBMS ainsi que les membres du Conseil ont une bonne connaissance des doctorants, de leur situation et des laboratoires qui les accueillent.
Pour renforcer ce suivi, l’Ecole Doctorale CBMS met en place un mécanisme dans lequel chaque doctorant sera « coaché » par un référent qui va rendre compte en temps réel l'état d'avancement de la thèse à tous les niveaux.
Comité de thèse
Le comité de thèse a pour objectif d’assurer le suivi des doctorants :
- d’apprécier l’état d’avancement des travaux de recherche et du bon déroulement de la thèse.
- de leur apporter conseil et orientation pour leur activité de recherche, pour leur formation et la préparation à leur insertion professionnelle
- le cas échéant d’apporter au doctorant ou à la doctorante un appui pour la résolution des problèmes rencontrés
Déroulement du comité :
- Présentation de l’avancement des travaux de recherche
- Discussion des différents éléments importants pour le bon déroulement des recherches du doctorant ou de la doctorante (publications, expérimentation, les résultats, etc…)
Pendant les comités de thèse, le référent / la référente rédige avec l’assentiment des autres membres un court rapport.
Ce rapport doit être transmis au doctorant / à la doctorante, à son directeur / sa directrice de thèse et au secrétariat de l’Ecole Doctorale CBMS.
Les Journées Scientifiques
L’Ecole Doctorale CBMS organise tous les ans en Mai les Journées Scientifiques de l’Ecole Doctorale à Roscoff (2,5 jours).
Ces Journées Scientifiques regroupent plus de 100 doctorants de 2ème et de 3ème année de thèse qui présentent leurs travaux de recherche sous forme de posters et de communications orales.
Dispositifs mis en place par l’ED CBMS pour le suivi de l’insertion des docteurs
L’Ecole Doctorale CBMS effectue chaque année, sur la base d’un questionnaire, une enquête approfondie et des analyses statistiques sur le devenir des docteurs durant les 3 ans après la thèse (engagement des doctorants à répondre dans la charte des thèses et à fournir leurs coordonnées).
Par ailleurs, l’Université Paris-Sud a également en place une procédure de suivi via Interceptum.
Actions conduites en commun avec des entreprises, des collectivités territoriales, des associations, etc.
En regard de la finalité médicale de l’Ecole Docotrale CBMS, les partenariats avec des laboratoires industriels s’avèrent indispensables, d’une part pour assurer la formation de certains doctorants se destinant au secteur privé et d’autre part pour faire participer les employeurs potentiels à l’insertion professionnelle des doctorants.
En conséquence des liens ont été établis avec des grands ou moyens laboratoires tels que SANOFI, ROCHE, BAYER, PFIZER, SERVIER, PIERRE FABRE, IPSEN, mais aussi des « start up » performantes travaillant dans un des secteurs de la cancérologie.
L’Ecole Doctorale CBMS représente d’une manière évidente un pôle d’attraction bénéfique pour la région Ile-de-France Sud. C’est la raison pour laquelle cette structure a été mise en place avec le soutien des collectivités locales et territoriales et celui de nombreux élus locaux, notamment ceux de la communauté d’agglomération du Val de Marne Ouest (Arcueil, Cachan, Fresnes, Gentilly, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, l'Haÿ les Roses et Villejuif). Les responsables de l’ED participent aux côtés des élus aux réflexions concernant le développement du pôle santé, les problèmes d’accueils des enseignants et étudiants étrangers, les problèmes de communications, etc!A noter enfin que l’ED de cancérologie est un des dispositifs de formation structurants en région Ile de France et a établi dans ce contexte des liens fonctionnels avec le pôle de compétitivité MEDICEN Paris région qui a inscrit la cancérologie et les actions de formation dans ses axes prioritaires.
Actions mises en oeuvre pour optimiser l’insertion
Pendant la thèse, l'Ecole Doctorale CBMS incite fortement le doctorant à construire son projet professionnel tout au long de la thèse. L’Ecole Doctorale CBMS affiche sa détermination à favoriser l’insertion des doctorants qui souhaitent poursuivre une carrière dans le secteur privé ou public.
L’ED CBMS incite fortement les doctorants à :
- Suivre des formations notamment dans les domaines suivants : communication orale, gestion du temps et des relations, ouverture vers le monde des entreprises, formations aux métiers de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, formation à la propriété intellectuelle, anglais scientifique !. La plupart de ces formations seront mutualisées dans le cadre du collège doctoral Paris Saclay et lorsque ce ne sera pas le cas l’école doctorale proposera des formations ad-hoc. Des formations spécifiques sont en effet indispensable dans la mesure où le marché du travail, la nature des entreprises, la nature des emplois proposés et les modalités d’accès à l’emploi peuvent être variables d’un secteur à l’autre.
- Participer aux associations de doctorants et à participer à des manifestations leur permettant d’élargir leurs réseaux et de s’informer sur l’après-thèse (forums, doctoriales, journées d’accueil....).
L’Ecole Docotrale CBMS associe également des acteurs privés à son fonctionnement (par exemple au niveau du Conseil) afin de faciliter l’information réciproque entre la formation doctorale et le monde des employeurs potentiels.