Date Posted
8 Feb 2024

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PhD Project
Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D. Positions in Cancer, Microbiology and Stem cell engineering

8 Feb 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

We welcome applications for our Ph.D. program in Oral Health Research. Students will be based at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research in the School of Dentistry. The Philips Institute is a center of educational and research excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University focused on
• Cancer
• Infection and immunity of the host microbiome interaction
• Tissue engineering, stem cells and new materials

The Institute has strong links with the NCI designated Massey Cancer Center, the VCU School of Medicine and the VCU Department of Biomedical Engineering. Interdisciplinary projects and training are strongly encouraged.
Applicants should have, or expect to receive a bachelors, a masters or a dental degree prior to admission. You are not expected to have confirmed a Ph.D. supervisor before application, but a clear idea of the area of research you wish to pursue will be beneficial. Well-qualified applicants will receive an offer of financial support which typically includes a stipend commensurate with NIH guidelines and the payment of all applicable tuition and fees on behalf of the student.

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found on our website or by contacting the program director Dr. Oonagh Loughran at

How to Apply

To apply please create an account at Once you have created your account please select Oral Health Research Ph.D. and continue your application

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Position Tags: microbiology, bioengineering, cancer, and immunity.