Doctorate Degrees in Molecular Sciences

Compare 35 PhD Programs in Molecular Sciences

Molecular Sciences

A doctorate degree is also called a PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy. The name can be misleading, as most doctoral students do not study philosophy. Instead, the degree indicates the highest level of study in any field, from mathematics to literature. A PhD is the culmination of one’s academic career and indicates that the graduate has achieved an expert degree of knowledge and contributed to the field in new and novel ways.

What is a PhD in Molecular Sciences? This is an intensive program in which the student undertakes advanced study of the tiny units of matter called molecules. It spans both chemical and biological sciences as it explores how molecular processes shape the world around us. Most doctoral programs require participants to complete a doctoral dissertation before graduation. This capstone project includes a lengthy written portion that details independent and original research conducted by the student that contributes to the field in some meaningful way.

Earning a PhD in Molecular Science can have many benefits. On a personal level, it is a fascinating field of study that challenges the mind and can foster sophisticated reasoning skills. On a professional level, it can open the doors to many career opportunities.

The cost of a PhD program can vary widely, depending on the institution one chooses to attend. Prospective students should contact institutions directly with questions regarding tuition and program specifics.

Many graduates of a PhD program choose to pursue a career in academics. They may join the faculty of universities as full-time teachers, imparting their knowledge to graduate and undergraduate students while continuing to pursue individual research and publication in scientific journals. Other graduates may pursue careers in biotechnology or biochemistry, particularly in public and private research labs. Nontraditional careers might include work in science writing, science policy or medical illustration.

A PhD often takes several years to complete, but the rewards can be well worth the effort. Search for your program below and contact the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Physical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. Overview This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. The topics comprise advanced theoretical and experimental chemical thermodynamics (both chemical and phase equilibria), various computer simulations mainly of biologically relevant systems, theory of fluids, theoretical photodynamics and photochemistry, experimental plasmonics and near-field/surface enhanced spectroscopies, study of membrane properties and development of their use for separation processes and physicochemical description of multicomponent fluid-phase systems. The graduates from this field of study will gain deep general knowledge of physical and computational chemistry; experimental and interpretative skills in the specialized fields like thermodynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; surface and interface chemistry; membrane separation science; vibrational spectroscopy; plasmonics and optical nanoimaging; molecular electrochemistry and molecular beam reactions. These special skills are determined by the topic of the thesis; and may range from the theoretical computational chemistry to experimental studies related either to unique instrument development or to precise and reliable data acquisition of physicochemical characteristics of matter. Careers The graduates from this study will find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of physical chemistry; chemical physics, computational chemistry, photophysics, theoretical photochemistry and nanotechnology; at universities; institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in advanced research centers both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Selection of recent theses Electrochemical oxidation mechanism of flavonoid compounds Prediction of phase equilibria in one-component systems using methods of theoretical chemistry Electrochemical and spectrometric study of 2,2 dinitroethene- 1,1-diaminu (FOX 7) – a molecule of the push pull type with multiple redox centres Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonium - based Ionic Liquids and their Mixtures with Polar Solvents Ionic liquids as separation agents: thermodynamic characterization Separation of fluids by supported liquid membranes Photochemical Reactions in Molecular Clusters: Theoretical Study Determination of transport of gases and vapours in high free volume polymers Advanced models of gas and vapour membrane diffusion processes Clusters in molecular beams: Nucleation and reactivity [-]

PhD in Organic Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for mangement and optimization of processes in chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. [+]

Overview Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for mangement and optimization of processes in chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. Therefore, this sub-programme is principally oriented at modernization of current technologies of organic substances as well as development of new ones, from basic intermediates and products that are produced in large scale to small tonnage fine chemicals, e.g. biologically active substances, fragrance and flavour substances, surfactants. Chemical transformation occurs in majority of cases in catalytic reactors and therefore requires detailed study of preparation, properties and behaviour of various homogenous and heterogenous catalysts. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with modern separation, optical and thermal instrumental methods, with computer simulations of reaction and separation processes, with processing of results of laboratory experiments and industrial data. The area of environmental chemistry is emphasised too, the main focus being chemical, photochemical and photocatalytic removal of undesirable organic substances from the environment. The sub-programme offers wide variety of dissertation theses– from significantly experimentally oriented to those focused on mathematical modelling, computer simulation and statistical evaluation of data, but more often featuring a combination of these. Careers Graduates can find their jobs in basic and applied research focused on bulk organic technologies, special chemical technologies as well as pharmaceutical technologies, at university departments or at the Academy of Sciences, at research and technology centres in the Czech Republic and abroad. Moreover, the graduates may become useful members of laboratory teams in research institutes and industrial businesses or hold senior management positions related to research and development. Selection of recent theses Synthesis and properties of novel 10-ring zeolites for catalytic applications Photocatalytic processes to remove of undesirable substances from conteminated water Study of metathesis reactions catalyzed by methyltrioxorhenium Carbosilane dendrimers with titanium cyclopentadienyl complexes on periphery Průtočné mikroreaktory pro přípravu chemických specialit Separation of Liquid Mixtures by Pervaporation with Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes Preparation of metal oxide nanoparticles for thin layers Kinetic models of individual hydrocarbons pyrolysis using automated reaction networks generation Kinetics of acid fats and oils transesterification reaction for biodiesel production Microstructure and transport properties of porous solids and mixed-matrix membranes [-]

PhD in Microbiology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. Overview This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics. Careers Graduate is prepared for research, but also for the leading position in many branches of technological, clinical, environmental and food microbiology laboratories. It is garanted by deep knowledge of basic microbiology and contemporary arrays of molecular biology and biochemistry. Selection of recent theses β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase from Talaromyces flavus The role of SUMO in cellular response to stress Isolation of antimicrobial peptides from plants Isolation and characterization of lipases and their biotechnological applications New vaccination tools inducing T cell immunity Uptake and intracellular sequestration of zinc by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Russula atropurpurea Pro-apoptotic signaling of Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase toxin Preparation and characterization of recombinant ameloblastin Biofilm, virulence and control strategies of Listeria monocytogenes The study of biological systems responsible for the degradation of chlorbenzoic acids [-]

PhD in Food Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in technological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of thesolution of the specific complex problems of chosen food branches (cereal, baker and sugar technology, dairy and fat technology, meat and meat products technology, technology of fruit and vegetables, technology of surfactants and detergants and cosmetics). Careers Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the food industry, as well as in the related fields like cosmetics and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization, but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields. Selection of recent theses Preparation and characterisation of sorbents based on modified polysaccharides Functional properties of whey proteins Trends in food packaging: packaging with antimicrobial activity and hygienic aspects of use of plasticizers based on epoxidized soybean oil Radical and pericyclic reactions in fats and oils under high temperatures Assessment of Authenticity of Vinegar and Canned Products Containing Vinegar Selected factors affecting safety of foodstuffs and dishes Fractionation of major whey proteins Causes and prevention of defects of food products Preparation of polysaccharide derivatives with application significance Structural analysis of polysaccharides of medicinal wood-decay mushrooms [-]

PhD in Food Chemistry and Analysis

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. Overview The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. The courses provided to future specialist are focused on reaction occurring in food during processing transportation and /or storage. The major parameters of foodstuffs such as nutritional value, sensory properties and safety are under focus, food supplements are also issue of concern. Special attention is paid to advanced analytical strategies applicable for efficient control of chemical contaminants / residues / toxicants, attention is also paid to modern omics strategies enabling fighting food fraud and studies of biologically active food components. As regards human nutrition, some courses are concerned also with medical aspect associated with this area. Careers The graduate is expert prepared for various roles in leading positions requiring application of a comprehensive knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food analysis, food safety, nutrition and environmental protection. The graduate is prepared for the management / performing a research both in private sector and governmental institutions. In addition to these positions, graduates thanks to an intensive courses focused on human nutrition as advisors and /or coordinators. Selection of recent theses The antioxidant aktivity evaluation of Maillard reaction products in model systems and selected plant foods Novel Techniques in Analysis of Food Contaminant Residues Study of release of industrial contaminants into food chains Novel approaches to study the fate of contaminants in food and environment Novel strategies in the analysis of environmental contaminants Application of mass spectrometric techniques for complex quality and safety assessment of heat treated potato and cereal foods The occurrence of mycotoxins in cereals and their fate during food processing [-]

PhD in Drugs and Biomaterials

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. [+]

Overview The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. The sub-programme covers the following research areas: medicinal chemistry, analysis of drugs, study of the structure of solid pharmaceutical substances, investigation of inorganic and polymeric materials for biomedical applications, process engineering in pharmaceutical industry, and information science in medicinal chemistry. The graduates of the sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs gain – according to orientation of their PhD project and PhD thesis – strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in aforementioned branches in question. Careers The graduates find jobs in basic and applied research in academe, in R&D and QA in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and in governments’ laboratories and offices all around the world. Their education and training predestine them for senior and executive positions. Selection of recent theses Functionalized polymeric material as a part of chemical transformation Polymer drug delivery systems for overcoming multidrug resistance Application of high sensitive thermal analysis in pharmaceutical research and development Design and control of pharmaceutical crystallisation processes [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. Overview The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adopt to work in various related professions. Careers The graduates are prepared to provide top research oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies. Selection of recent theses Homeobox genes of freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbyi Elicitors from Leptosphaeria maculans inducing resistance in Brassica napus plants Proteome changes in activated platelets Flavonoids in the Apiaceae Family Structural analysis of biologically relevant interactions of retroviral and cellular proteins Study of interaction of retroviral matrix protein with liposomes by surface mapping method The study of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Oxidative processes during activation of blood platelets Effectors and elicitors of Leptosphaeria maculans in the immune responses of Brassica napus The synthesis of new compounds with a potencial biological aktivity and the synthesis of prodrugs with chemical and enzymatic methods [-]

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 Food Science & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Food Science & Engineering [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. PhD in Food Science & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research. Programme Leader Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. 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. [+]

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 Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - thereby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrum of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - therby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrom of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. [-]

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Virology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. [+]

The subjects applied specific molecular approaches in the detailed exploration of the heredity and variability of organisms the uncovering of the structural and functional relations between information macromolecules (nucleic acids and proteins) as the basis of the existence and manifestation/expression of living matter at all levels of complexity of its organisation. It is concerned with the structure and function of genes, the biosynthesis of proteins as gene products – gene expression and its regulation. Classical and molecular biological approaches are applied to all biological objects in normal and pathological states with the aim of discovering, understanding and purposefully modifying the mechanisms of all their manifestations, including the viral level and gene therapy. Their subject of study and methods mean that these disciplines have an impact on practically all the scientific and research fields of biology and biomedicine and have an influence on the applied spheres of medicine (congenital and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms and the improvement plants and animals), ecology (the relationship between organisms and the environment, control of pollution of the environment and non-traditional processing of wastes) and biotechnologies based primarily on the procedures of genetic engineering and genetic manipulation. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. He/she is experienced in modern molecular, cellular, biochemical and biostatistical methods, including techniques and experimental approaches. The level of education obtained allows graduates to work skilfully in different fields of biology, microbiology, biomedicine and bioinformatics, and to contribute at any University, academic or industrial institution specializing in basic and/or applied research and development. [-]

PhD in Parasitology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. [+]

PhDs in Molecular Sciences. Organismal, cellular and molecular biology of parasitic protozoa and helminths, mechanisms of their interactions with hosts. Biology and ecology of parasitic arthropods, vectors of diseases and their interactions with pathogens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. His/her professional qualification is directed primarily to parasitology and related fields of biology and biomedicine. The absolved curriculum provided deeper insight into the biology of parasites and their interactions with hosts and vectors at organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Practical experience with current methods of biological research increases his/her versatility for work in different branches of life sciences. [-]