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20 June 22

Opportunities for Research Fellowship and PhD positions

We are involved in several positions in collaboration with University of Trento and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Discover our proposals.

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Research Fellowship “The CHRIS Microbiome study” in collaboration with the University of Trento – CIBIO

A selection process has been called for the awarding of no. 1 Research Fellowship (assegno per la collaborazione ad attività di ricerca) named “Data analysis for the CHRIS Microbiome study” by the Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology – CIBIO at the University of Trento in collaboration with Eurac Research.

Research Aims: The project focuses on the computational analysis of the microbiome data from the CHRIS study which includes shotgun metagenomic and 16S rRNA gene sequencing data from oral and stool samples. The analysis will be performed in strict collaboration with the researchers of the CHRIS study at Eurac Research and will also include the association analysis with other data types available for the same cohort. The project also includes the part of dissemination of the results.

Activity venue: CIBIO, University of Trento and Institute for Biomedicine, Eurac Research, Bolzano

Application Deadline: 30 June, 2022

Duration of Contract: 24 months approximately from September 2022

Link to the call:

PhD positions at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in collaboration with Eurac Research

The Database Systems Research Group ( of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano ( offers fully-funded PhD positions in the fields of data management for biomedicine and data-driven predictive maintenance. The specific topics are:

  • CHRISpredict: privacy preserving AI platform for personalized risk prediction (in conjunction with Eurac Research, reference number A6);

  • CHRIS2People: a framework to increase population health based on the analysis of large data collections (in conjunction with Eurac Research, reference number F1). The language of instruction is English, but the University implements a trilingual model providing prospective students with the ideal environment to learn German and Italian.

The scholarship includes:

  • 3-year personal grant (approx. € 17,000 gross per year)
  • 50% pay increase to support international mobility for a period variable between 6 months and one year according to the type of projects
  • Personal budget for research and travel expenses (Euro 2,500)
  • State of the art technical equipment Further financial possibilities are available in the form of teaching contracts and research consultancies during the years of study, for top students.
  • The call for applications and the project list can be found at

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2022.

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