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6 PhD scholarships in: Systems Biology in Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Introduction: We are seeking candidates for 6 PhD scholarships at the Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy (http://www.dimes.unipg.it/dottorato.htm). 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 States 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 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 October 2017 and enrolment will start at the beginning of November 2017.
The salary and appointment terms are in accordance with Italian rules. The period of appointment is 3 years.