Date Posted
9 Jan 2024

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PhD Program
Philips Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD Positions in Cancer, Infection and Inflammation and Bioengineering

9 Jan 2024

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

Position Description

The program emphasizes independent research culminating in the conduct of an original research project under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Participating faculty are associated not only with programs and departments within the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research but also with the VCU Massey Cancer Center, the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU College of Engineering.

The curriculum consists of graduate core basic science courses; oral health sciences core courses and advanced elective courses. The specific curriculum for each student is designed with the student’s academic advisor, in consultation with the Oral Health Research Program Committee.

For all enquiries please contact the program director Oonagh Loughran, Ph.D. at

How to Apply

In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following requirements represent the minimum acceptable standards for admission: Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a degree in a discipline that provides an appropriate background for graduate-level study in oral biology e.g. biology, chemistry, bioengineering, dentistry or Graduation with a dental degree (B.D.S. or D.D.S) from an accredited college or university A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher is required. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit satisfactory scores from a standardized test commonly used and deemed appropriate for evaluation of English language proficiency, such as the TOEFL. These scores should be 80 minimum for internet based tests, 213 minimum for computer based tests and 550 minimum for paper based tests. Personal statements, which should include: long-term career goals to assess reasons behind the candidate’s application; how a Ph.D. in biomedical science helps achieve those goals; the factors motivating a career in research; research experience, including dates, places and duration A current resume or curriculum vita is required Three letters of recommendation that speak to the scientific competency and experience of the applicant Application process Applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications as early as possible. Early applications are given interview priority and incomplete applications may not be considered.

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.