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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

In order to learn more about life and what we know about it, one may be interested in entering a program in the Biological and Life Sciences. There are numerous potential programs to enter within such a broad field.

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Doctorado en Philosophia en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 8 semesters July 2017 Mexico Chihuahua

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. Para ello, el programa desarrolla en el estudiante diferentes competencias genéricas y de especialidad en cuatro áreas de especialización: Nutrición Animal, Reproducción y Genética Animal, Manejo de Recursos Naturales y Tecnología de Productos de Origen Animal. Misión y Visión MISIÓN Formar recurso humano especializado, de alto nivel científico y con competencias integrales para que contribuyan al desarrollo nacional, al desarrollo de tecnología propia y a la sustentabilidad de la producción, mediante la generación, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimiento para la solución de problemas e innovación en los sistemas de producción animal y el cuidado y uso responsable de los recursos naturales, a favor de una mejor calidad de vida en el contexto regional y nacional. VISIÓN 2018 El programa de Doctor in Philosophia en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales es un referente nacional e internacional, con alta pertinencia social, reconocido por la productividad académica, impacto de sus resultados y por la calidad en la formación de recursos humanos comprometidos con la generación y aplicación responsable e innovadora del conocimiento para la solución de problemas del sector agroalimentario, los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente; así como el desarrollo de la educación superior estatal y nacional. Posee cuerpos académicos de alto nivel, capaces de analizar y diseñar soluciones integrales desde diversas dimensiones tecnológicas, económicas, sociales y ambientales mediante proyectos articulados en redes de colaboración que contribuyen al fortalecimiento de la Facultad y de la Universidad. PERFIL DE INGRESO Los aspirantes a ingresar al programa de Doctor in Philosophia deberán tener una sólida preparación académica relacionada a la ciencia animal y el manejo de los recursos naturales y capacidad para llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas, por tanto deberán contar con: Conocimientos avanzados de biología, química, matemáticas, estadística, ecología, informática, métodos de investigación y conocimientos mínimos de los sistemas de producción animal y/o recursos naturales, así como dominio del idioma inglés a nivel intermedio. Habilidades para expresarse en forma oral y escrita. Capacidad para el trabajo independiente y en equipo, así como en el manejo de animales, equipo, herramientas y reactivos de laboratorio. Aptitud para trabajar en actividades al aire libre. Interés científico por los problemas pecuarios y los recursos naturales del país. Vocación de servicio, disposición para adquirir conocimientos, competencias, destrezas y deseo de superación personal. Valores tales como la ética, disciplina, responsabilidad, honestidad, dignidad, tolerancia y respeto para consigo mismo, las personas, las instituciones y la naturaleza. PERFIL DE EGRESO El Doctor in Philosophia es un especialista del más alto nivel académico, con sentido ético y compromiso social, que posee e integra conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes para desempeñarse eficientemente y de manera efectiva en actividades de investigación científica, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimientos para la solución integral de los problemas más complejos de la industria pecuaria nacional y de los recursos naturales. En general, al egresar del programa cuenta con dominios de competencias para: La identificación de problemas relevantes La síntesis y comunicación efectiva del conocimiento El desarrollo independiente de investigación El diseño, aplicación y evaluación de estrategias basadas en el conocimiento para la solución de problemas en su área de especialidad La generación y análisis de información pertinente La colaboración para el trabajo en equipos disciplinarios y multidisciplinarios La implementación de dinámicas grupales para la identificación de problemas relevantes y la propuesta de acciones estratégicas de solución La comunicación efectiva de contenidos significativos en ambientes formales de enseñanza-aprendizaje, tanto presenciales como virtuales La gestión de la investigación y el desarrollo tecnológico De acuerdo con su área de especialidad cuenta con dominios para: El diseño y mejora de esquemas, protocolos y tecnologías de manejo o intervención reproductiva que impacten positiva y sustentablemente la eficiencia de los sistemas de producción animal, cuidando siempre el bienestar animal. El desarrollo y complementación de modelos que fundamentan los procesos reproductivos de los animales bajo diferentes condiciones del entorno El diseño y evaluación holística de esquemas innovadores de mejora y conservación de recursos genéticos animales bajo condiciones de sustentabilidad y la incorporación de tecnologías apropiadas El diseño y evaluación de planes de uso sustentable, monitoreo y conservación de recursos naturales El desarrollo de planes de manejo sustentable de los pastizales para la producción animal y su aprovechamiento integral La generación y validación de modelos encaminados a lograr la sustentabilidad de los sistemas de producción con bases científicas El desarrollo procesos y productos biotecnológicos aplicables a la alimentación y manejo nutricional del ganado El desarrollo y complementación de modelos que fundamentan la fisiología digestiva y el metabolismo en los animales bajo diferentes condiciones del entorno El estudio de las interacciones de la nutrición con la reproducción, la salud y la calidad de los productos y su relación con la respuesta biológica del animal y la eficiencia en la producción La valoración y adaptación de procesos tecnológicos para prevenir y solucionar problemas de calidad e inocuidad en las industria scárnica y láctea e innovar productos que contribuyan a la salud del consumidor REQUISITOS DE INGRESO, PERMANENCIA Y OBTENCIÓN DE GRADO Requisitos de ingreso Llenar solicitud disponible en http://posgrado.fzye.uach.mx Poseer título de licenciatura y grado de maestría en ciencias en un área afín a la que pretende ingresar. La aplicación y aprobación del examen EXANI-III, cuyo puntaje será evaluado por el comité de evaluación de aspirantes a ingresar del área de interés, debiendo obtener un mínimo de 1000 puntos. Presentar y aprobar el examen de conocimientos aplicado por la Secretaría de Investigación y Posgrado. Acreditar 450 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua Promedio mínimo de 8.0 en estudios anteriores. Realizar entrevista con el Comité de Admisión. Currículum vitae (incluyendo copias de documentos probatorios). Entregar toda la documentación de tipo administrativo que se solicita Tres cartas académicas de recomendación de profesionales con nivel de posgrado en los términos que marca la Secretaria de Investigación y Posgrado. Carta de aceptación institucional, avalada por el Comité de Evaluación del área de especialización seleccionada. Requisitos de permanencia Dedicación de tiempo completo al programa Cumplir con los reglamentos de la UACH y de la Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología Acreditar, en conformidad con el Reglamento del Posgrado, con calificación mínima de 8.0, en una escala de 0.0 a 10.0, los cursos comprometidos durante el semestre. Mantener un promedio mínimo de 8.0 y no reprobar dos cursos, o uno en dos ocasiones, durante el programa de formación académica. Cumplir con los avances de su disertación y el portafolio de evidencias del avance en el logro de competencias, de acuerdo con lo programado y con el aval de su Comité de Grado. No ser puesto a disposición del Consejo Técnico de la Facultad por motive fundamentado y sea objeto de un veredicto negativo. Requisitos de obtención del grado Cumplir con el mínimo de créditos especificados por la reglamentación vigente y el programa de estudios avalado por el Comité de Grado. Cumplir con el Artículo 83 del Capítulo XV del Reglamento del Posgrado. Desarrollo y defensa oral de un trabajo de investigación realizado como disertación doctoral. Haber publicado o tener aceptado para publicación al menos un artículo científico y otro enviado a revistas avaladas por el CONACYT, producto de sus actividades en el programa. El plazo máximo para presentación del examen de grado será de 2.5 años a partir de la fecha en que se concluya con el programa académico correspondiente. A petición razonada del tutor al Coordinador Académico, se podrá ampliar dicho plazo hasta por un año más. En caso de que un candidato exceda el tiempo máximo estipulado para presentar el examen, deberá presentar exámenes de al menos dos materias disciplinares que ya haya cursado y que el Comité de Grado defina, o bien, cursar nuevamente las materias correspondientes, antes de autorizarse su examen de grado. Acreditar 500 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Defender exitosamente su disertación doctoral ante un comité evaluador. [-]

PhD in Molecular BioScience at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (Interlink)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Louisville

The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year. [+]

The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year. This program allows graduate students to rotate in three different laboratories during their first year, within their chosen area of research. By the end of the first year they must select a research advisor and be formally admitted to a department to conduct a research project leading to the completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy. Research Areas: Biofilm Sciences & Engineering BioInspired Materials Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics Biomedical Sciences Biophysics Cell, Developmental, & Molecular Biology Chemical Biology Environmental Microbiology Immunology & Infectious Disease Life in Extreme Environments Biological & Mathematical Modeling Neuroscience Plant Sciences Virology This interdisciplinary program brings together faculty departments and research centers across campus: Cell Biology and Neuroscience; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Center for BioInspired Materials, Computer Science Department and the Thermal Biology Institute to provide students with laboratory instructions to become successful research scientists. Application Deadlines All applications for the following Fall semester must be submitted by December 11th. Any incomplete application will not be reviewed by the selection committee and will be deemed ineligible for the Molecular Bioscience program fellowship Required Tests The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Molecular Bioscience Program.Theses scores must be received directly from ETS. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488. International Applicants English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived. Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student. Additional Admission Requirements For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. [-]

PhD in Forestry

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

You’ll be prepared for public or private resource management or a related career in research and education. Our particular focus is on the problems and opportunities associated with the integrated management of forest ecosystems. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. In our PhD program, you’ll be mentored by faculty who share your passion for the environment and who conduct ground-breaking research you can participate in. You’ll be prepared for public or private resource management or a related career in research and education. Our particular focus is on the problems and opportunities associated with the integrated management of forest ecosystems. You’ll benefit from close interaction with practicing professionals and the involved supervision of enthusiastic and dedicated faculty members. You’ll be within twenty miles of forest types ranging from canyon hardwoods and pinyon-juniper to spruce and fir. Our location within the nation’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest provides convenient access to lands managed by: the US Forest Service the Bureau of Land Management the National Park Service Native American tribal organizations To enhance these plans, we maintain well-equipped ecological and computer laboratories, a small full-time staff of research professionals, and our nearby Centennial Forest. Also on campus in Flagstaff is a research unit of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the Colorado Plateau Research Station, which is a unit of the U.S. Geological Survey. You will be offered three PhD emphasis areas: Ecosystem Science Forest Management Sciences and Economics Forest Social Science What will I do in the program? coursework written and oral exams preparation and defense of a dissertation PhD students are expected to demonstrate: skill in the generation of original ideas considerable command of the literature skill at designing, analyzing, and interpreting research skill in scientific writing, including the publication of research results in major professionally refereed journals basic skills in teaching Admissions requirements GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale in all college and university work GRE scores in the top 40th percentile If English is not your native language: a score of at least 80 on the internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL A faculty member has agreed to serve as your major professor: Read about faculty research interests on our Forestry Faculty Page to identify faculty whose interests match yours Then e-mail, write, or phone individual faculty members about opportunities to work with them Late applications Applications received after the deadline will only be considered after full consideration of completed applications received by the deadline. [-]

PhD in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. [+]

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Degree requirements To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework: 45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write, and defend your dissertation Additional requirements You must also: have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residence requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation This doctoral degree allows advanced students to pursue their content and research skills while studying under faculty specialists in microbiology, botany, genetics, bioinformatics, human biology, ecology, and zoology. The program is enhanced by advanced research facilities that include the Deaver Herbarium, the Electron Microscope Facility, and the nationally prominent Microbial Genetic and Genomics Center, home to powerful research into anthrax, plague, and other bacterial-disease-causing infections. What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology? The Doctor of Philosophy program provides advanced training in research through focused coursework and extensive research experience, using an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Students will develop expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data at a level appropriate to the profession. University Requirements To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay All applicants are expected to make email contact with potential faculty members in the department BEFORE APPLYING. Applicants should only apply if a mentor agrees to support the applicant. Knowledge of biology at the baccalaureate level One of the following: An earned thesis-based MS degree in a biological or related science Demonstrated research ability by being a responsible author on a scientific, peer-reviewed publication (journal article) Have equivalent credentials to above, which may include considerable relevant research experience, average GRE scores above the 70th national percentile in Verbal, Quantitative and Writing Ability, experience presenting scientific papers as an author at regional, national or international scientific meetings, with reference letters attesting to the student's performance and responsibility for the science reported at such venues. DOCTORAL REQUIREMENTS Take the following 60 units: Coursework, beyond the bachelor's degree, covering the major principles of biology (45 units) BIO 799, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation (15 units) Please note that you may count only 15 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, experience tells us that our doctoral students in Biology end up taking an average of 36 units. This is due to the requirement that you register for BIO 799 for each semester during which you work on your dissertation. In addition, we require that you: Have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics Perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester Fulfill Northern Arizona University's residency requirements. (For more information about residency and other requirements that pertain to this degree, see Doctoral Requirements Policy.) Pass the oral exam on your dissertation (Dissertation Defense) Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. [-]

PhD in Bioengineering

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our PhD in Bioengineering focuses on the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. This interdisciplinary program provides a broad-based research perspective that draws upon the expertise of our faculty from unique disciplines. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. Our PhD in Bioengineering focuses on the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. This interdisciplinary program provides a broad-based research perspective that draws upon the expertise of our faculty from unique disciplines. Emphasis Areas Include: Biophysics Energy efficient remote sensing Engineering of artificial plants Environmental endocrinology Informatics and Computing Muscle-like actuation and Wearable Robotics Novel biomaterials Wound healing What Will You Gain From Our Program The goal of this program is to educate future industry and research leaders in bioengineering through an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Students will receive advanced training in research through focused coursework and will develop expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data at a level appropriate for positions in industrial research and development or academia. After completing the degree, students are prepared to undertake careers in industry, government organizations, nonprofits, and universities. Learning Outcomes Students will build skills and knowledge through formal course work and an original dissertation project. The goal is to foster students’ abilities to identify and synthesize fundamental principles of bioengineering and apply them to complex problems. NAU graduates with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering will have achieved the following learning outcomes: Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced bioengineering problems in the emphasis area (Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biophysics, Informatics & Computing). Interdisciplinary: Demonstrate the ability to integrate information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice. Research Design and Execution: Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies, including synthesis of the scientific literature in the field of study, design of dissertation research, and interpretation of complex quantitative analyses. Oral Communication: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations. Written Communication: Compose and engage in highly effective written communication in bioengineering; demonstrate clear argumentation and logic in a variety of written communications, including published papers and grant proposals. Admissions Requirements Excellent candidates for this doctorate have an earned thesis-based Master of Science degree in a bioengineering, biology, mechanical engineering, or appropriately related science. Direct entry into the PhD program from a Bachelor of Science degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemplary applicants. Important: All applicants are expected to make contact (i.e. email communication or lab visit) with potential faculty members in the department BEFORE APPLYING. Applicants should only apply if a mentor agrees to support the applicant. Funding Your Graduate Education A variety of funding possibilities exist to support your education at NAU: Graduate Assistantships Teaching Assistantships Research Assistantships Service Assistantships (outside of your department) Speak with faculty in your research discipline BEFORE APPLYING to discuss available teaching and research assistantships. Presidential Fellowship Program Financial Aid [-]

PhD in Physiology

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Faculty and graduate students of Maharishi University of Management continue to advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms and applications of natural, prevention-oriented methods for the health of the individual and society. [+]

Faculty and graduate students of Maharishi University of Management continue to advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms and applications of natural, prevention-oriented methods for the health of the individual and society. This PhD in Physiology is a research program that is designed for graduate health professionals or those with a master’s in physiology, or the equivalent, to conduct original research on the effects of Maharishi AyurVedasm and the Transcendental Meditation program on health and physiology. The objectives of the PhD in Physiology program are: To give students training in research design and implementation at the doctoral level, leading to publication; and To provide a program for advanced original research on the effects of modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda, including Transcendental Meditation®. Examples of topics with faculty expertise available for research theses include: Aging Applied molecular biology Cardiovascular health Neuroscience applications in health Post-traumatic stress or stress-related mental health disorders [-]

Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM)

Keck Graduate Institute
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 36 months September 2017 USA Claremont + 1 more

The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. This accredited masters degree helps PhD scientists and engineers acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures that are intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories. The program curriculum focuses on the unique business environment within the life sciences. Courses combine traditional training in issues such as competitive strategy and marketing with specialized topics such as the role of regulation and medical reimbursement in determining the viability of life science market opportunities. The program also includes courses in accounting, finance, and organizational behavior that will help scientists and engineers understand how bioscience companies are managed. These skills are often essential in enabling effective teamwork between the technical and business employees of life science companies. Program students interested in launching their own business have the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses in entrepreneurship. These offerings include courses focused on building and managing entrepreneurial organizations, as well as an applied course in which teams of students develop business plans for emerging life science companies. Postdoctoral students in this program participate in KGI's capstone Team Masters Project on teams of 3-5 students working on industry-sponsored projects in addition to the coursework of the nine-month program. KGI's strong corporate network provides graduates with a unique bridge from academia to the life sciences industry. This networking begins upon enrollment in the PPM program as the students benefit from round-table discussion sessions that allow students to meet industry leaders as well as alumni working in the applied life sciences today. PROGRAM FACTS Post-doctoral students interested in pursuing upper level management positions, or starting their own company in the life sciences industry. Those with PhD degrees in the sciences or engineering or MDs are eligible to apply. A 9 month or two semester program, with January or September start dates. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The PPM academic program has three elements: 1. Required management courses. These courses will help students develop MBA level skills in management areas of key importance to the bioscience industry. They will also help familiarize students with industry dynamics across different segments of the bioscience industry. This component of the PPM is identical to the Certificate in Bioscience Management. 2. Elective courses. These courses facilitate the development of advanced knowledge aligned with each student’s career interests. Many PPM students choose to take advanced business courses in the areas of international business, entrepreneurship, and/or operations management, frequently coupled with one or more courses in clinical-regulatory affairs. Other students opt to take a series of advanced technical and clinical-regulatory courses pertaining to a segment or functional area of the bioscience industry in which they are interested in working, such as medical diagnostics, drug discovery and development, or bioprocessing. At KGI these are commonly referred to as “focus track courses” or "major courses." 3. Team Masters Project (TMP). The TMP project is a contract research project sponsored by a bioscience company. TMP projects are comprised of 4-5 students, a faculty advisor, and a corporate liaison from the sponsoring company. TMP teams will be provided office space, a budget, and any other resources needed to complete the project. A wide variety of TMP projects are sponsored each academic year. Some projects are primarily business oriented (e.g. consisting of market research, business development, or related business goals) while others are more technical and can be laboratory based. Most TMP projects last the entire academic year (e.g. two semesters) and include a variety of project goals and milestones. Due to the scope of work involved, the TMP course (comprising one sponsored company project) counts as 2 course credits each semester. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT In addition to the curricular professional development education, KGI also offers numerous co-curricular activities oriented towards professional development throughout the year. These experiences can help students polish their professional skills in the areas of written and oral communication, interviewing, and working within teams. Experts from industry will frequently be on campus to give talks, participate in roundtables, or meet with students during networking events. Many (perhaps most) KGI students ultimately find their job through contacts made through co-curricular activities or industry-sponsored academic programs such as the TMP. Students have the opportunity to utilize an e-portfolio system to compile and document their professional activities to facilitate communications with prospective employers. PPM Specific Co-Curricular Events During the academic year KGI organizes three co-curricular programs designed specifically to meet the needs of PPM students: 1. Roundtable Speaker Series. Distinguished individuals from the bioscience industry will meet with PPM students, typically over lunch, to discuss their careers, industry experiences, and in engage in discussion with PPM students. 2. Company visits. PPM students, as a group, will travel to bioscience companies or related organizations in Southern California. This will allow students to become familiar with important companies in the region, tour labs and other facilities, and make contacts with executives from these firms. 3. Mentor program. More experienced industry professionals can be invaluable sources of career advice as well as industry contacts. KGI has a broad network of industry contacts, with over 50 bioscience related companies represented on KGI’s Corporate Advisory Council and Board of Trustees. All interested PPM students will be given the opportunity to work with KGI’s Office of Career Services to find a mentor. Institute-Wide Co-Curricular Events PPM students are also welcome to participate in all other co-curricular events. A partial list of the types of co-curricular events planned for the academic year include: 1. “Focus Fridays” - Students enrolled in the two-year MBS program typically enroll in a series of elective courses surrounding a career-oriented “major” during their second year. KGI offers five majors: The Business of Bioscience, Bioprocessing, Devices & Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development, and Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. This year KGI is organizing a Friday industry event around each of these major themes. Focus Fridays will include speakers, roundtable panels, and networking events in which managers and scientists from companies representing the given focus track area will be invited to campus. More importantly, this is an opportunity for all students to get a better understanding of a focus area, even if they don’t plan to take advanced courses within it. 2. Professional Skills Workshops – KGI students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, some focusing on very practical areas such as interviewing and resume preparation for industry jobs, and some very complex, such as intellectual property law. Most professional skills workshops will be held on Friday afternoons. ENROLLMENT OPTIONS The PPM Program can be taken in three configurations: 1. Full-time program starting in September. Students selecting this option complete the PPM program in 9 months, residing at KGI during a normal academic year. Students typically take 6 course credits per semester, including the TMP project. An advantage of this program is that students can finish in 9 months, plus students are “in synch” with KGI’s normal academic year and can easily tap into co-curricular related professional development opportunities as well as KGI’s normal orientation week. While it is not possible to complete a company internship while registered as a KGI student under the 9 month option, it is possible to complete an internship prior to or after completing the program. 2. Full-time program starting in January. Under this option, students enroll in the program for a full 12 month calendar year. An advantage of this option is that students can participate within KGI’s industry internship program during the Summer. While KGI does not guarantee internships, the Institute has long standing contacts with numerous employers interested in recruiting KGI students for paid internships. The January starting time does create challenges for students, however, in that students are not “in synch” with KGI’s normal academic year and co-curricular activities. 3. Part-time program. It is possible to enroll in the PPM program on a part-time basis, typically while working. There are two basic plans for taking the program part-time: a. Four semester option. This is the most common part-time option, and allows students to work on the degree part-time over two academic years. Students pursuing this option normally take all required introductory management courses and some electives during the first year, and the TMP and additional electives during the second year. b. Three semester option. It is possible to take courses part-time for one academic year, and then enroll full-time for a third academic semester to finish the degree. This option takes careful planning, as students must take two full semesters (4 course credits) of the TMP course to graduate. Students pursuing this option would typically need to enroll in the TMP during the second and third semesters of their PPM residency. [-]

Doctorate In Oceanography

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The doctorate in oceanography aimed at training independent researchers, able to work in the forefront of oceanography, contributing, according to a multidisciplinary approach to the advancement of basic and applied knowledge related to marine environments. [+]

The doctorate in oceanography aimed at training independent researchers, able to work in the forefront of oceanography, contributing, according to a multidisciplinary approach to the advancement of basic and applied knowledge related to marine environments. The research project and the courses help to deepen their knowledge in one of four areas of specialization: chemical oceanography; biological oceanography; geological oceanography; Physical Oceanography. Program Structure The oceanography doctoral includes the writing of a dissertation of 75 credits to deepen a subject in a research field of oceanography, which focuses on the study of marine environments (coastal, estuarine and oceanic) and the interactions between biological components, chemical, sedimentological (geological) and physics of these marine systems. Research areas physical oceanography Physicists are interested in the movement of water depending on various factors, like the tide, winds, changes in freshwater flow, as well as changes in space and time. Their research particularly affect: Waves of training; the salinity gradients and density; temperature variations; the energy exchange between the air and the sea; turbulent areas of training; related phenomena between the ocean and the temperature (global climate change, El Niño, hurricanes and typhoons); etc. chemical oceanography Chemists are interested in chemical processes in water and marine sediments. Their research particularly affect: the origins and fate of the chemical constituents of ocean water; chemical reactions that occur in the marine environment; the effects of contaminants (organic or not) and their distribution; gas exchange between the atmosphere and the ocean; etc. biological oceanography Biologists are interested organizations and living microorganisms in the marine environment, such as plankton, algae, crustaceans, molluscs, fish and mammals. Their research particularly affect: trophic relationships between these organizations and the factors that may disrupt this relationship, such as climate change and pollution; interactions and the evolution of species based on physical, chemical and geological parameters of the medium; the influence of anthropogenic and natural disturbances on biodiversity; Aquaculture (physiology, genetics, development, etc.); fish farming systems; etc. geological oceanography Geologists are interested in the evolution of the seafloor, that is to say the nature of the sediments, the mechanisms of their implementation and the history of their accumulation. Their research particularly affect: the formation of ocean basins, mountain ranges, trenches, submarine volcanoes; how sediment is transported, lifted and distributed to form islands and continents; paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental the reconstitution from the study of the mineralogical properties, geochemical and / or magnetic sediment; etc. Projects recruitment studies Teachers ISMER regularly appear calls for applications for projects Masters or PhD in oceanography. Applicants may also contact the teachers to know the coaching opportunities. The marine sciences, an axis of excellence in research at UQAR From the birth of the Université du Québec à Rimouski, understanding of the marine environment has become a niche studies and excellence center to essential research. UQAR today brings an extraordinary concentration of researchers with expertise across a wide range of issues affecting the science of the sea. ISMER is a leader in areas such as climate change at different latitudes, the effects of ultraviolet radiation on the first links in the food chain or the impact of contaminants on coastal ecosystems. The marine acoustics, aquaculture, population dynamics and sediment transport are also themes that can rely on solid expertise. Employment Opportunities Every year several job opportunities available for graduates in oceanography, which depend on the disciplinary training (biological oceanography, chemical, geological or physical). Since a large number of pollutants, natural or anthropogenic, end up in the ocean, environmentalists from around the world begin to be interested in ocean affairs. The need for specialists who understand not only the interdependence of the ocean, urbanization and industrialization in constant growth, but also the potential dangers of maritime accidents continues to strengthen. Public sector In Canada, the major employer of graduates in oceanography is the federal government, specifically the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Natural Resources. Other government departments and agencies as well as universities employ oceanographers to teach and conduct research. Private sector Employment in the private sector largely affect studies and environmental assessment. Some large companies employ their own marine scientists while others prefer to hire consultants. Fisheries and aquaculture The fisheries research require knowledge of almost all aspects of oceanography to conduct population assessment and modeling of the dynamics of fish populations. The rapid expansion of aquaculture has led to a demand for a number of specialists, including nutrition and fish disease control. OBJECTIVES The joint doctoral program in oceanography focuses on research activities. The program is the formation of independent researchers, able to work in the forefront of oceanography contributing, according to a multidisciplinary approach to the advancement of basic and applied knowledge related to marine environments. This program is jointly managed by UQAR and Laval University. [-]

Maritime Resource Management PhD

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The doctorate in marine resource management form experts who contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a field related to the optimal use of resources and the marine environment, public policy models or mechanisms of decision making in this sector. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. The doctorate in marine resource management form experts who contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a field related to the optimal use of resources and the marine environment, public policy models or mechanisms of decision making in this sector. These managers must have a thorough knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of the maritime environment and an understanding of the interactions between these characteristics and those of the environment. Targeted audience Maritime Resource Management PhD is for candidates with varied profiles (natural sciences, law, economics, geography, management) holders of a research master. Program Structure The doctorate in marine resource management includes the writing of a dissertation of 60 credits on a particular topic related to the management of maritime resources. Research areas Fisheries sector management capacity in the fisheries sector Economy Aquaculture and Fisheries remote sensing technologies and environmental management and resources Finance and business planning for marine biotechnology Fish stock assessment and public management of fisheries and marine wildlife Public Management and Policy of invasive alien species Optimization of the fishing industry Etc. Chain management of the coastal and marine environment International trade and environment social and economic impacts of marine pollution policies of taxation and subsidies in natural resource industries undetected illegal fishing (IUU) fishing in the territorial waters of developing countries Links between ecotoxicology and socio-economic impacts nonmarket valuation methods for environmental goods and measure environmental impact public coastal management Comanagement in the management of coastal zones and natural resources Marine Reserves and spatial management of resources environmental management and natural resource management in developing countries Etc. Maritime transport sector Environment and maritime transport strategic management in the transport sector Management of commercial fleet and ports in the shipping sector Disruption in shipping political and economic analysis of "short sea shipping" Etc. Employment Opportunities Graduates in marine resource management UQAR in managerial functions, researchers and consultants in the public or private domain. The maritime sector is particularly characterized by the presence of a large number of public, semi-public and private, both in Canada and abroad: provincial and federal departments (fisheries, environment, transport, etc.); ZIP committees, river basin organizations; cities and municipalities; nongovernmental organizations (World Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Organization for the Conservation of Nature, world wildlife fund, etc.); research centers and universities; private companies. What is the management of marine resources? The diversity and complexity of human intervention in the maritime sector requires serious thinking and informed decision making in order to maintain the sustainability of resources and activities essential to the survival of a large part of the world population. To maintain this continuity, it is important to have an understanding not only the natural environment but also the social, political, economic and legal that affect decision making. Marine resource management programs are built around the idea that those who want to contribute to the management and decision processes must learn how to properly use different scientific viewpoints. They integrate knowledge in management sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and law and include experts in management of fishery resources, marine and environmental studies. OBJECTIVES This program is for people interested in contributing to knowledge development in areas related to the optimal use of resources and the marine environment, and interested in public policy models and decision making in this area. They have different disciplinary profiles (biology, law, economics, geography, management) and come from diverse countries (Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Vietnam). The advances in marine resource management curriculum designed to train managers capable of integrating multiple knowledge in decision-making, both at strategic and operational levels. These managers must have a thorough knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of the maritime environment and an understanding of the interactions between these characteristics and those of the environment. Competent and effective managers of tomorrow will be those who managed the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge. [-]

PhD In Biology

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. [+]

The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Offered jointly with the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), the program includes budget management training objectives and people as well as pedagogy. Program Structure The PhD in biology involves the writing of a dissertation of 76 credits to deepen a topic in biology field of specialization. As part of the training, the candidates will develop an analytical mind and the theoretical thinking skills able to advance their research. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of the severity and frequency of fires on forests Long-term impact of logging on biodiversity Ecophysiology and molecular ecology Coadaptations and evolution of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear Adaptations and evolution of animal energy metabolism Aquaculture (genetics, nutrition, conditioning) Genetics Arctic shellfish populations Conservation genetics Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The general objective of the program is to enable the acquisition and deepening of disciplinary knowledge in biology. More specifically, the PhD is to develop the skills of students in terms of advanced research in biology in order to complete their training as scientists. In addition, the program requirements will bring the candidates to develop an analytical mind and the theoretical thinking skills able to advance their research. Joining as a concern of the Council of Universities and a real need as expressed by many workers out of traditional molds, budget management training and personal goals as well as education are included in the program. The program offered by UQAR is an extension of UQAM program. [-]

PhD of Science in Biological Sciences

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Windsor

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. [+]

Doctorate Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in North America 2017. Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. Excellence in Graduate Research The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor offers outstanding graduate training for both Master’s and Doctoral level studies. Our faculty are outstanding biologists with international reputations as excellent researchers. Our graduates have achieved success at all levels of academia, industry, and government, and have also used their education as a springboard to success in professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy. Graduate studies at University of Windsor are structured toward the advancement of research. Our programs are designed to provide flexibility in course requirements so that you can tailor your program to enhance your research training and productivity. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs engage research at every level of focus from molecular processes to the ecosystem, using microbial, plant, and animal systems. Outstanding Facilities The Biology Building occupies over 6,040 square meters of office and laboratory space. We have numerous special facilities that support outstanding research across the biological sciences. For studies in cell, molecular, and developmental biology: Molecular biology core facility State-of-the-art confocal microscopy facilities Automated sequencers and DNA cloning technology Microarray technology and a bioinformatics server Cell culture rooms Laboratories that meet international standards for recombinant DNA technology procedures For studies in ecology, evolution, environmental, and behavioural biology: Facilities for the care of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fishes Incubators and environmental walk-in chambers Access to research stations throughout Canada and the tropics Multi-passenger vans and boats An extensive greenhouse facility An experimental fish hatchery The Pelee Environmental Research Centre The Department of Biological Sciences shares a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) which is housed on campus, and with the nearby Harrow Research Station of Agriculture Canada. How to apply Interested students should communicate directly with the professors in our department. Each professor maintains a webpage that explains their research interests and outlines graduate student positions available in their laboratories: www.uwindsor.ca/biology/graduate (click on the “Faculty and Staff” link). Once you have communicated with a prospective supervisor, the application process to the graduate program at the University of Windsor can be completed online. Admission Requirements Applicants with an honours degree in Biological Sciences or related field and who have been judged to be outstanding students may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Applicants holding an M.Sc. degree or equivalent from the University of Windsor or from another recognized university or college may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with advanced standing in course work as described below. Program Requirements Students may pursue one of the following fields within the PhD in Biological Sciences: 1) Molecular/Cellular Biology; 2) Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Behaviour; and 3) Neuroscience and Behaviour. Course Work: Students proceeding toward the Ph.D. degree will follow one of the programs given below: 1) Students proceeding directly to the Ph.D. from an Honours B.Sc. degree will be expected to: comply with the general regulations; attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers; graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration; present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of these); successfully complete a minimum of three (3) graduate courses. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area. Statistics 65-453 (Statistics for Life/Social Sciences) may be allowed for graduate credit; complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation; defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar. Students recommended and approved for transfer into the Ph.D. program after having completed between 12 and 15 months and one course (1) with at least an A- grade of a M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor will normally receive one credit during the M.Sc. program and require two more credits at the Ph.D. level for a total of three (3) courses. 2) Students entering into a Ph.D. program with an M.Sc. degree will be expected to: comply with the general requirements; attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers, graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration; present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of these); successfully complete a minimum of two graduate courses which may be in a cognate area. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area. Statistics 65-453 (Statistics for Life/Social Sciences) may be allowed for graduate credit; complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation; defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar. [-]

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences (IDPBS)

East Carolina University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The Biology Department participates with Departments of Geological Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and Maritime Studies, in this interdisciplinary program. Students choose one of four areas of study (Coastal and Estuarine Ecology, Coastal Geosciences, Social Science and Coastal Policy, Maritime Studies) as their primary focus, and two of the remaining areas as their secondary interests. [+]

Coastal Resources Management Program (CRM) The Biology Department participates with Departments of Geological Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and Maritime Studies, in this interdisciplinary program. Students choose one of four areas of study (Coastal and Estuarine Ecology, Coastal Geosciences, Social Science and Coastal Policy, Maritime Studies) as their primary focus, and two of the remaining areas as their secondary interests. CRM graduates typically pursue careers in academics, or some aspect of environmental management or policy. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program In Biological Sciences (IDPBS) The Biology Department partners with the Chemistry Department in this interdisciplinary program. Each IDPBS student is formally affiliated with one Department, and their research is centered in either Biology, or Pharmaceutical Chemistry. IDPBS Biology The Department of Biology’s doctoral degree in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences (IDPBS), has Experimental Biology as its primary focus. This concentration is designed to provide interdisciplinary doctoral training in molecular genetics, systematics, and evolution, cellular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and physiology. Students in this program will receive broad exposure to topics that range across all the life sciences disciplines. The curriculum emphasizes the study of biological processes at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community levels. Students can conduct research in a variety of fields guided by expert faculty who are: Broadly trained evolutionary biologists who are interested in topics ranging from the evolution of genomes to speciation pattern and process. Computational and methodological approaches to addressing these questions include phylogenetic theory, molecular systematics, genomics, and bioniformatics. Biochemists and cellular biologists interested in basic cell processes including topics such as metabolism, animal physiology, and photosynthetic pathways in plants. Developmental biologists who study the regulation of developmental pathways across metazoans. Ecologists interested in the ecosystem modeling, species interactions, and the mechanisms governing the control of biodiversity in an area. We invite highly motivated individuals with a commitment to integrating a variety of techniques and viewpoints as they search for solutions to some of biology’s toughest and unique questions. [-]