The aim of the Doctorate in Reproduction and Development Sciences is to provide an interdisciplinary and, when possible, international academic professional training program, aimed at preparing highly qualified researchers in the field of biomedical sciences and, particularly, in the maternal and newborn child health area. The School mission is to form practitioners able to represent in the future the staff of Universities, IRCCS (Scientific Research Institutes) and other Biomedical Research Institutes and Industries. The Doctorate makes also available the opportunity to be trained in international cooperative research programs in the development of emerging countries. The training program consists of two research areas: Clinical epidemiology and Molecular genetics. The purpose of the Clinical epidemiology school is to enable researchers to carry out clinical trials in the biological and medical field, to validate new guidelines, to propose innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches. The aim of the school is also to train researchers to relieve the necessity of people and perform epidemiological surveys to assess the health effects of preventive measures.
The Molecular genetic path has the purpose to train qualified experts in different fields of research (basic and applied), diagnostics and personalized treatments, able to communicate and interact with a clinical environment, and finalizing their experience to care needs.
Job placement opportunities
The Doctorate in Reproduction and Development Sciences trains highly specialized experts that, thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of the skills involved, the high level of theoretical and practical training and collaborative relationships with prestigious national and international institutions, will be able to find employment in medical specialties, molecular biological and educational fields.
The main areas of employment are:
Clinical facilities with special vocation for research (university hospitals and IRCCS)
Public and private biomedical research institutes
Institutions that conduct research in the social field (health advisories, schools, etc.)
Besides the possibility of employment in public and private healthcare facilities - national as well as international - Ph.D. students will be employed in hospitals and institutions of our region, responding to an important objective of third-level education, i.e. to provide the territory in which the University acts with highly qualified staff.
Lines of research
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 our website.
For more information on the Programme, please consult this page.