PhD Scholarship in the fields of Agriculture and Computational & Systems Biology - deadline September 26, 2013

We are offering 1 PhD Scholarship in the fields of Agriculture and Computational & Systems – First Stage Researcher (R1).

The Research and Innovation Centre at the Fondazione Edmund Mach (CRI-FEM) is a major international research institution with strong and expanding research interests in Fruit Genomics, Quality Health and Nutrition of Agricultural Products, Agro-ecosystems Sustainability, Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology. Moreover, CRI-FEM hosts a Centre for Computational Biology and Fox-Lab, an international initiative in forest and wood research. CRI-FEM is located in Trentino, at the foot of the Alps, one of the most spectacular and sought after locations in northern Italy.

PhD Scholarship in the fields of Agriculture and Computational & Systems Biology - deadline September 26, 2013

Venerdì, 06 Settembre 2013

FIRS>T, the PhD Research School established at CRI-FEM in 2012, offers a unique research opportunity to outstanding international graduates. Selected candidates will choose between projects in basic and applied research, operate in an international working environment (90 students, 31 countries, multi-cultural research groups), and access to state-of-the-art technologies. The extensive network of international collaborations encourages student mobility and provides them with opportunities to develop their research at top international laboratories.

The Scholarship
The successful candidates will receive a stipend of 20.000 Euro per year (before tax), up to 10.000 Euro/year toward travel expenses associated with visiting partner institutions, and coverage of University registration fees. The duration is 3 years, with the possibility of extending it for a further 12 months. 

Talented and motivated candidates who have, or are expecting to obtain a Master or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the research undertaken within CRI-FEM, are invited to submit their application on-line (from September 5 to September 26). Applicants are invited to indicate preferred research projects from the available projects list Each project has been developed as a collaboration between CRI-FEM and a partner institution and at least one year of the PhD scholarship will be spent at the partner institute. The official working language is English. Short-listed candidates will be informed by October 2013 and will be invited for a personal/Skype interview. Scholarship can start as early as autumn 2013. For general questions regarding the application procedure please contact

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