Introduction: We are seeking candidates for 6 PhD scholarships at the Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy (http://www.dimes.unipg.it/didattica/dottorato). This PhD gives young graduates the opportunity to undertake a formative course involving frontier research in the field of systems biology applied to infectious and immune diseases. Specifically, PhD students will address novel mechanisms of regulation of immune responses by metabolic and genetic pathways and in studies of genomics and genetics of the host-pathogen interaction. The research will involve a good range of multidisciplinary activities from immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, genetics, entomology, bio-informatics, and biochemistry. A wide array of training experiences will be offered to PhD Students. These will consist on specific focused courses, direct supervision by well-known researchers in the field and planned periods of the mobility in various international institutions, such as the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands) and others in United State, Europe and Australia.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a master's degree in the field of Science such as in: biology, pharmacology, chemistry, biotechnology, medicine, bioinformatics or a degree ranked at the same academic level as a master's degree. Moreover, the candidate should have very good laboratory skills and should be highly motivated.
Approval and Enrolment: The scholarships for the PhD degree will be subsequently subjected to academic approval. For information about general requirements for enrolment and scholarships planning, please visit University of Perugia website (http://www.unipg.it/en/courses/phd-program).
Assessment and appointment terms: The applicants’ assessments will be made available by end of September 2018 and enrolment will start at the beginning of November 2018.
The salary and appointment terms are in accordance with Italian rules. The period of appointment is 3 years.
Application: Please submit your application to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 28th 2018.
Applications should be written in English and should be sent as one single pdf file. The file must include the following documents:
• A cover letter describing the candidate's research experience, scientific interests and scientific motivation. The letter should also contain full names and contacts of one or two potential referees
• Candidate’s curriculum vitae and a copy of BSc/MSc diploma (translation in English is required)
• Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but the degree’s need to be obtained before November 2018.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply….