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Doctoral Programme @ University of Verona | 14 Positions Available

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The INVITE doctoral programme aims to encourage each student’s intellectual curiosity and support the acquisition of critical thinking skills by training them in the use of innovative theoretical tools and practical methods.

The students’ research activities will be finalised by the completion of a specific research project, but added value will be achieved by incorporating two additional generic objectives: to acquire theoretical, experimental and procedural skills; and to direct research towards problems relevant for society, industry, or the general development of a scientific field.

The training and research programme includes three main components:

  • The training and research programme of the PhD courses
  • A meta-disciplinary training programme
  • A coaching, counselling and vocational guidance

We are glad to pre-announce the INVITE call for candidatures.

The call officially opens on 15 January 2018 and closes at 16 April 2018. From 15 January 2018 you can start the application on a specific online system.

You can already get a lot of information about the call on this website in order to be ready when the call opens. Please, keep in your mind that the call must be approved by the Steering Commission of INVITE and light changes and details might be introduced by the official text.

The call in short

The University of Verona is looking for 14 PhD candidates of any nationality and of any age who wish to embark on a doctoral programme of the University of Verona. We totally offers 14 PhD positions in all disciplines covered by the PhD Programmes of our university, organised in four Graduate Schools: Arts and Humanities; Legal and Economic Sciences; Health and Life Sciences; Natural and Engineering Sciences.

Training and research programme of the PhD courses

Each INVITE PhD student will be enrolled in one of the fourteen PhD courses of the University of Verona:

Health and Life Sciences

  • Applied Life and Health Sciences
  • Biomolecular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences
  • Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer
  • Neuroscience, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, and Movement Sciences

Natural and Engineering Sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Nanosciences and Advanced Technologies

In addition to the specific core training offered within the chosen doctoral course, PhD students will be involved in a series of activities, including seminars and specialisation courses, which will help to broaden their knowledge on topics of interest that are relevant for their research projects.

Students will be encouraged to attend and/or contribute to international conferences and workshops, in order to enhance their capacity to present and discuss scientific data.

Who Can Apply?

Few restrictions apply to candidates.

  • You must not have lived in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline, i.e. in the period from 15 January 2015 to 15 January 2018;
  • You must hold a Master’s Degree that  grants  you the access to PhD programmes;
  • You must not already hold a PhD and must have less than 4 years of research experience.

More details about these conditions are available on the dedicated page.

Research Areas:

Health and Life Sciences

  1. Genomics, Epidemiology–biostatistics, and Microbiology
    PhD programme in Applied Life and Health Sciences
  2. Biochemistry, and Clinical Proteomics and Genomics
    PhD programme in Biomolecular Medicine
  3. Cardiovascular Science
    PhD programme in Cardiovascular Sciences
  4. Epidemiology, Genetics and Pathophysiology
    PhD programme in Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences
  5. Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer
    PhD programme in Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer
  6. Neurosciences, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, and Movement Sciences
    PhD programme in Neuroscience, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, and Movement Sciences

Natural and Engineering Sciences

  1. Plant biotechnology
    PhD programme in Biotechnology
  2. Medical informatics, Biomedical image processing and Bioinformatics
    PhD programme in Computer Science
  3. Nanoscience in translation
    Phd Programme in Nanosciences and Advanced Technologies

For further information about the research topics, please contact the people indicated at the bottom of each research area presentation.

How to Apply?

You must apply electronically by 16 April 2018 through a specific platform. The submission system will open on 15 January 2018.

To apply you need to fill in an online application form, upload a CV and some additional documents (Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree certificate, Diploma Supplement), upload a motivation and presentation letter and reference letters.

You are also expected to propose a research proposal within 14 different research areas.

More information about the application procedure are available here.

What are the employment conditions:

The INVITE PhD students will be enrolled in the PhD programme starting in the Academic Year 2018/2019 and they will be employed from 1st of October 2018 to 30th September 2021, under a 36-month research contract, as defined by the Italian Law 240/2010 Art. 22 (“assegno di ricerca”). It is a temporary work contract introduced specifically for universities and research organisations, that includes retirement contributions and social charges.

The salary will be paid on a monthly basis and is composed by the following components (gross amounts):

  • Living allowance: €2000/month for 36 months;
  • Mobility allowance: €600/month for 36 months;
  • Family allowance: €150/month for 36 months for students with family obligations at the call deadline.

As PhD students of the University of Verona you will have access to a lot of services and social benefits.

You can find more information about the employment conditions on this webpage.

Please, visit regularly this website to get up-to-date and do not miss the deadline.

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