08/06/2021

PhD in Molecular Oncology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/06/2021 12:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Napoli
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PhD program in Biomolecular Sciences is a research doctorate of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli in Caserta-Naples, Italy. The program is multidisciplinary and based on a well-balanced combination of research activity with access to the most modern technological platforms, theoretical courses, internal seminars and participation to national and international conferences. The official language of the Doctorate program is English. Research and training activities will take place in the Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, via Vivaldi, Caserta and in the CNR Institutes of Genetics and Biophysics A. Buzzati-Traverso, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Biostructures and Bioimaging of Napoli. All these institutions provide an international and very stimulating research environment for the students. The students will spend part of their doctorate (at least 3 months) in research groups abroad.

 

Your project: Genetic alterations underlying the metastatic dissemination processes have not been identified thus far. Therefore, it is currently not possible to discriminate which patients are at higher risk of developing metastasis or to design targeted therapies to prevent this process. The main goal of this project is to increase survival of pancreatic cancer patients by exploring the contribution of the tumour microenvironment to the failure of presently available oncological treatments.

 

Supervisor: Dr. Enza Lonardo. Email: enza.lonardo@igb.cnr.it. Publications: Scopus Author ID: 23492798900; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6654-1043. Candidates should contact the supervisor to arrange a preliminary interview by Skype as soon as possible.

 

Your qualification: Master degree in biology (and related fields) or equivalent obtained in countries other than Italy. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in molecular oncology.

 

Our offer: 3-year PhD student position with scholarship from Nov 1, 2021 to Oct 31st, 2024

 

Evaluation Criteria

- Curriculum assessment concerns:

a) Master degree thesis (pertinence with Ph.D. topics, final grades);

b) certified knowledge of Foreign languages;

c) research and study abroad;

d) scholarships;

e) post graduate qualifications;

f) publications, conference abstracts, reference letters.

g) a written research project on the topics of the PhD program following the instructions reported in the call https://www.unicampania.it/RipartizioniFS/RAG/Dottorati_di_Ricerca/37/Bando_XXXVII_ciclo-istituzione-concorso-schede_ING.pdf

- The oral test will concern a discussion on the qualifications and the research project submitted and will be conducted electronically via Skype (or another similar tool).

 

How to apply

Contact the supervisor for a preliminary interview as soon as possible and then apply online by following the instructions reported in the call https://www.unicampania.it/RipartizioniFS/RAG/Dottorati_di_Ricerca/37/Bando_XXXVII_ciclo-istituzione-concorso-schede_ING.pdf

More Information

Benefits

We offer a 3-year PhD position, available upon admission to the PhD program in Biomolecular Sciences of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. The winner of the position will receive a scholarship of 15,343.28 euro which will be prepaid every month. The amount of the scholarship will be increased by 50% for research visits outside of Italy.

Eligibility criteria

- Academic degree: master degree or equivalent corresponding to the second level of studies.

- Mobility rule: Applicants can be from any Country, but should have received their degree from a University located outside of Italy.

Selection process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of an interview and will be next invited to apply to the recruitment call. In case of positive outcome of the recruitment, the position will be available starting in November 2021.

The procedures for carrying out the admission tests

- Evaluation of qualifications, including the compulsory submission of a research project according to the format indicated in art. 6;  

- Interview through Skype (or other similar tools); 

- Foreign language which will be verified during the interview: English.

Location and calendar of the competition

Consult the following web page of the Department, from July 10, 2021

https://www.distabif.unicampania.it/didattica/dottorato-di-ricerca-in-sc...

Additional comments

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate has a Master degree in biology (and related fields) and a background in oncology. Expertise in molecular and/or cellular biology and bioinformatics are also welcome. Willingness to work with interdisciplinary approaches and communication and organizational skills are also appreciated. Finally, fluent spoken and written English language knowledge is required.

 

How to apply

Please send your pre-application as a single pdf in English. The application should include a cover letter (summarizing your experience, your future vision and your interest in the project), a CV of no more than 4 pages (and including the list of publications) and relevant certificates (degree certificates, etc.) to Dr. Enza Lonardo (enza.lonardo@igb.cnr.it).

The deadline for pre-application is 20.06.2021

Short listed candidates will be invited for an online Skype interview.

For queries, email to enza.lonardo@igb.cnr.it

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a Master degree in biology (and related fields) and a background in oncology. Expertise in molecular and/or cellular biology and bioinformatics are also welcome. Willingness to work with interdisciplinary approaches and communication and organizational skills are also appreciated. Finally, fluent spoken and written English language knowledge is required.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
CNR Institute of Genetics and Biophysics
Italy
Napoli
80131
Via Pietro Castellino 111

EURAXESS offer ID: 649311

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