Descripción de la oferta
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.
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.
Presentación de solicitudes
Contact the supervisor for a preliminary interview as soon as possible and then apply online.