PhD Fellowships in the International PhD Programme in Genetics and Molecular Physiology of Fruits, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Talented and motivated candidates who have, or are expecting to obtain by end of July 2010 a Master or equivalent degree in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, are invited to submit their application by 31st January 2010.
The candidates can postulate for one to three specific projects. Each project is developed as a collaboration between researchers at the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and one of the other partner institutions.
The official language is English
About the conditions of the Fellowships
For this first call, the FEM will sponsor all 14 fellowships. Selected candidates will spend a total of 2 years work at FEM and 1 year at the partner institution co-responsible for the specific PhD project. Successful candidates can start working on their project from April 2010.
Note that the GMPF PhD programme does not handle request for registration as PhD student. FEM is a research Foundation and cannot issue the PhD degree. Therefore successful candidates will have to register as PhD students with the university partner of the project or with another university.
Fellows students will have 1 year time from when the fellowships starts to register as PhD students. If at the end of the first year the selected candidate is not yet registered as PhD, the fellowship will stop.
The graduate studies curricula are carried out according to the rules of the University where the candidate is enrolled as PhD student. In addition to the graduate certificate of the University hosting the PhD student, the GMPF PhD Programme issues a specific graduate study certificate.
The salary is 20.000 Euro per year (before taxes) and is provided for 3 years with the possibility to extend for 1 more year, pending the approval of the Tutor Committee. Students will also benefit of bench fees and reimbursement for travelling to the other institutions.
The applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics. It is also possible to apply when the master’s degree is received within six month after the application deadline (31st July). In this case please provide a copy of your Bachelor’s degree or an academic transcript.
To apply, send by e-mail the application form, your cv (1 page) and at least 1 referee form duly completed and signed to: gmpf[ at ]iasma.it
Please inform your referee/s early enough to give your referee/s enough time to transmit the letter of recommendation!
Only .pdf files are allowed! (free online PDF converter)
Assessment and selection procedure
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum and of the letter(s) of recommendation. Short-listed candidates will be informed 3 weeks after the call has closed and invited for a two-day interview to be held at FEM in San Michele all’Adige (Italy) in March 2010 (specific dates will be given soon).
Closing date: 31st January 2010
* Call in Nature 12_09 - file pdf, 1.331 Kb
* Application_form - file word, 108 Kb
* Referee Form - file word, 149 Kb