2016 PhD Scholarship in Symbiotic Agriculture at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is offering a Ph.D. scholarship for Italian researchers. The research focuses on searching microbial candidates in agricultural and natural environments suitable to be used in crop management as biocontrol agents or plant growth promoters.

The university’s main objective is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia located in Modena and Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is one of the oldest universities in Italy, founded in 1175, with a population of 20,000 students.

Applicants must have good knowledge of English language.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Applicant will work on the research project topic “Symbiotic agriculture: increasing knowledge on the mode of action of beneficial microorganisms”.

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The prospective candidate is an agronomist and plant biotechnologist, with a strong background in molecular plant-microbe interactions. Sufficient knowledge of genomics, transcriptomics, and RNA-seq analysis would be an asset. A good English knowledge is required, together with the availability to attend a significant period (not less than 4-6 months) abroad, in a world-leading lab involved in research related to the research topic.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this PhD scholarship

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Italian second level degree (Laurea specialist, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have good knowledge of English language.

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How to Apply: Applications should be sent via email.

Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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