PhD Programme in Biomolecular Sciences

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 38th cycle (academic year 2022/2023) of the Doctoral Programme in “Biomolecular Sciences” 38th cycle (a.y. 2022/2023).

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
New doctoral positions fully funded by scholarship are available for admission to the PhD Programmes cycle 38 (a. y. 2022/2023).
More information at

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2022-2023

Rector's Decree no. 446 of 11.05.2022, published on this webpage on 11.05.2022
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 16+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
Scholarships: 13+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 (of which 7+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 2
Positions reserved to candidates working for academic institutions or research centers in Italy or abroad (ex. art. 18 par. 2 of the University Regulations for Doctoral Programmes): 1
Supernumerary positions: 2

The Academic year starts November 1, 2022
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

application/pdfSB_Call_38_ENG(PDF | 567 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate in the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application: June 23rd, 2022, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Details about funded positions 

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +)

Financer no. of scholarships Reserved topic
University of Trento 6 none
CIBIO 7+1+1+1+1+1 A - Mining common genetic variants impacting on allele-specific translation and cancer risk - CUP E65F21004520007
B - The activation of the RNA sensing pathway by tumor extracellular vesicles - E65F21004500007
C - Investigation on a new biomarkers for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: from the clinics to the basic bilogical mechanism - CUP E65F21004480007 - CUP E65F21004470007
D - Role of Chromatin-associated condensates in genetic diseases - CUP E65F21003320007
E - Development of delivery systems for genome editing in cystic fibrosis
F - Identification and engineering of novel CRISPR-Cas systems for genome editing - CUP E66C18001040006
G - Inhibition of HuR activity as anti-psoriatic strategy- CUP E66C18001060007
H - An innovative strategy to counteract the degeneration of NAFLD to hepatocellular carcinoma - CUP E64I19003000007 (published on 20/05/2022)  
J - Development of RNA binding protein inhibitors in cancer - CUP E66C18001060007 (published on 01/06/2022)
K - Transcriptional and genomic characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs) isolated from prostate cancer patients’ plasma - CUP E66C18000770007
 (published on 07/06/2022)
L - Development of novel genome and epi-genome editing tools through a metagenomic-experimental pipeline - CUP E66C18001020006
 (published on 08/06/2022)
M - Circular RNA in neuronal circuit assembly  - CUP E69C20000420005  -   CUP E64I19001060001
 (published on 20/06/2022)
FBK 1 I - Causal Deep Learning, beyond predictive models for medicine (published on 30/05/2022)
IMMAGINA BioTechnology Srl 1 N - Next-gen of RNA- and translation based biomarkers of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (published on 28/06/2022)

For information about scholarships on specific reserved topics see the file "Reserved scholarships".

Applicants who have already closed and submitted the application before the publication of additional scholarships, will be allowed to express their preferences during the interview.

application/pdfDescrizione borse_Reserved scholarships.pdf(PDF | 505 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from July 13, 2022 (please note that the assessment will take several days)

Interview (for further details see the schedule of interviews):
July 26, 2022 starting at 2 pm (Italian time)
July 27, 2022 starting at 8:30 am (Italian time)
July 28, 2022 starting at 8:30 am (Italian time)
July 29, 2022 starting at 8:30 am (Italian time)

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: none
List of exclusions for not recognized qualification:  none
Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on July 18, 2022

Final ranking: published on August 8th, 2022

application/pdfvalutazione_titoli assessment_of_qualification_SB_38(PDF | 429 KB)
application/pdfSchedule_interviews_SB_38(PDF | 54 KB)
application/pdfEsiti_finali_final_results_SB_38(PDF | 464 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: August 21st, 2022
Position without scholarship: August 27th, 2022

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

Useful links

Last update: August 8th, 2022