PhD Position at the University of Camerino

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Location: Camerino, Italy

Start date: 30th November, 2019

Contract length: 3 years

Department: Experimental Medicine and Public Health

Closing date: 24th June, 2019

The Position

The University of Camerino is looking for a highly motivated graduate student to study Neuromorphology and modulation of neuroplasticity in cognitive dysfunction

Required Skills and Expertise

Based on the documentation produced by the candidate, especially as regards the research proposal, the Admissions Committee will apply the criteria set forth in the European Framework for Research Careers (

for profile R1 (First stage researchers), and specifically:


  • Carry out research under supervision;
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline;
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study;
  • Have demonstrated the ability to produce data under supervision;
  • Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Be able to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to research colleagues.


The Doctoral course is three years with a final thesis to be written in English that will be defended in front of a Final Examination Board, made up of professors in the relevant scientific areas.  

In addition, doctoral candidates are expected to participate in training activities organized by the SAS, all in English, to acquire transferable skills, (such as communications skills, research career development, research management and project funding, methodological skills) and doctoral training in cooperation with industry and other relevant employment sectors.

Conducting some research in public or private laboratories external to the host University is strongly encouraged.

To attain the final qualification there should be at least six months experience at a foreign research or higher education Institution.

The Seven principles for Innovative Doctoral Training underpin our research programmes.

Scholarships and Benefits

The minimum gross amount of the scholarship is € 1,278.61 per month. An additional 50% on monthly basis is awarded for research period abroad.

PhD student will receive an additional total of € 3068, for their mobility (conferences, short term visits)

All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities

There are no charges to apply to the School of Advanced Studies. 

Selection Procedure

The evaluation of the applications for admission will be conducted by an Admissions Committee made up of the Director of the SAS, as president, the coordinators of the 6 research areas  (or their delegates) and 6 outside experts. The committee will decide upon a short list of eligible candidates, the number of which will be 3 times that of the scholarships available for each area.

The list of eligible candidates will be published on the university website at

The eligible candidates, included in the short list, will be invited to participate in one or more interviews in order to complete the final rankings for each area. The interviews will be online and conducted preferably in English by a Committee appointed by the Doctoral Advisory Committee for each doctoral program.

Candidates will be notified of the  date of the interview by e-mail, with advance notice of a minimum of 10 days. The interviews will be conducted during the month of July, 2019


The final list of rankings will be published on the university website at, and all accepted candidates will be notified of their admission to the doctoral program.

Contact Information; [email protected]

Please visit our website: for all the details and to apply

Application form:

To apply for this position please select the PhD Area: Life and Health Sciences, PhD Curriculum: Molecular Biology and Cellular Biotechnology in the drop down menu

Deadline for applications: June 24, 2019

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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