The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine aims to provide higher education to young University graduates in biomedical – and scientific in general – disciplines, to prepare them for a career in basic, clinical or translational research in the field of molecular medicine, with specific reference to the areas of molecular oncology, pathophysiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, regenerative medicine, and pharmacology. Key to the program is research activity in the laboratory, where students develop a critical approach to scientific observation and carry out a specific project. The Program also organizes intensive courses on core biomolecular disciplines and seminars given by national and international experts.

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine is a logical choice for young University graduates who wish to pursue a career in basic and translational biomedical research. The program gathers a significant number of researchers with strong experience in biomedicine, thus offering to students a broad set of choices spanning the entire spectrum of modern research in molecular medicine.

The Ph.D. program is part of the Italian Network of Ph.D. programs in biomedical and biotechnological sciences (NEIDOS,

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine offers job placement opportunities primarily in basic and translational biomedical research. Mainly in academic research institutions or hospitals, but also in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The program is designed to provide a solid scientific background and a very strong experimental competence; graduates can be directly employed in biotech companies, or they can continue their scientific career with a post-doctoral experience, eventually leading to a position of independent group leader.

Job placement opportunities

This program can lead to the following employment opportunities: 1) Researcher, doing basic research in academic institutions or biotech/pharmaceutical companies. 2) Clinical Investigator, doing clinical research in academia, public or private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies. 3) Medical biotechnologist, doing applied research in biotech/pharmaceutical companies, academia, public or private hospitals.

Lines of research

  1. Molecular Oncology
  2. Molecular Pathophysiology
  3. Regenerative Medicine
  4. Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics
  5. Functional genomics
  6. Molecular Microbiology

The scholarships are awarded for 3 years and their yearly amount is € 15.343,28 gross (approximatively € 1130 net per month).

Admission is based on a competitive examination.

The Call for Applications (Notice of Competition) is available on

Please be informed that for the A.Y. 2019/2020 3 PhD positions are available under the TRIM-NET ITN Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (deadline for application. April 24, 2019):

For more information on the PhD Program, please consult

Program taught in:
  • English

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