Italy : PhD Programme in Innovative Strategies in Biomedical Research

The PhD Programme in Innovative Strategies in Biomedical Research is characterized by a significant multisciplinary connotation, where the experimental approach focusing on cellular and subcellular mechanisms combines with the physiological and physiopathological analysis of the organism as a whole, and is also relevant to medical issues. A special emphasis will be placed on molecular biology both in its basic approach and in its clinical application approach.

The Programme consists in the following curricula:
- System Physiology. Experimental and Clinical
- Physiological Genomics and Molecular Medicine

Admission Requirements
- possession of a Master of Science (MSc) degree (or equivalent);
- to be under 35 years of age on September 30, 2010.

Positions and grants
- 2 positions with 2 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilities) );
- the School may also admit eligible candidates without grants up to a maximum number of 2 posts. They will take part in the Programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee.

- applications must be submitted online by September 30, 2010 ;
- hardcopy of the application and the must reach (regardless the forwarding date) the “Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 – 56127 Pisa” by October 11, 2010 (please, write the notice “Application PhD in Innovative Strategies in Biomedical research on the envelope).

Application and attachments
Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
the copy of the candidate's Passport,
two copies of Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (please use the EU model);
the academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in English, in French, in German, in Spanish or in Italian);
the certificates of knowledge of English language
one copy of their Master degree thesis and one copy of any document and/or publication that the candidate deems suitable;
two copies of a Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project should include: 1) a title; 2) the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography; 3) the aim and expectations of the research; 4) the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
- at least two Reference Letters written by scholars who have supervised the applicant’s work during his/her university studies;
- a numbered list of documents attached.
Selection of applicants
Assessment of the titles: the submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme:
The PhD Programme will start on January 20, 2011

tel.: +39.050.883.250/383

Application Deadline : 30 September 2010

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