Evaluation and selection procedure/stages

(eligibility, timing, how the procedure works, templates for application, redressing procedure) are available in the downloadable Guide for applicants
CRESCENDO research and training Doctoral Programme is focused on multidisciplinary approaches on Microbiome Studies on human, animal, soil, plant, food, environment and marine systems. All approved projects provide to the recruited PhDs with the necessary scientific knowledge, equipment and infrastructure to support research activities spanning from the observation of natural processes to clinical trials and to investigate the role and the possible use of complex microbial communities.

CRESCENDO offer to the 10 Early-Stage Researchers/PhDs an exciting training path for research in the Microbiome field. The recruited ESRs will be followed in their career development by the multidisciplinary expertise network of the TFM and have been assigned to different PhD Schools according to their specific subject of investigation.

The selection process was based on openness, transparency, merit, impartiality and equality for the candidates according to the Principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The selection process is articulated in four steps: Eligibility check, CV evaluation, Interview and final ranking list.

A complete description of the selection process is available in the downloadable Guide for Applicants.




The call for recruitment is CLOSED. All applicants were informed via mail about the eligibility of their candidature in July 2022.

Researchers/PhDs have been recruited under a 36 months Research Fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca – AdR, art. 22 L. 30/12/2010, n. 240- AdR).

  • A family allowance of Euro 300 (for those who have the status of family as defined in the Guide for applicants) will be applied and be part of the gross monthly salary
  • A monthly travel allowance of Euro 300 in the form of refunding of travel costs for secondments and international networking is guaranteed for each recruited researcher.

Each fellowship will also include a contribution to costs needed to carry out research projects (e.g. consumables, publications, others) and a contribution to the training activities (e.g. local and network trainings), managed directly by the programme coordinator.


Working conditions

UNINA hosts several international students (MSc, BSc) within the Erasmus Programme, visiting researchers and Professors involved in seminars and courses, besides foreign students regularly enrolled in Bachelor, Master or PhD Programmes.

Dedicated offices are available to support the recruited PhDs in any administrative and practical issues, and full access to the university leisure activities is provided:

International Affairs Office, to help with bureaucracy and with the paperwork to be prepared to formalize the enrolment in the specific Doctoral programme;

International Students Union (ISU) offers a free service find accommodation in Naples and to solve other important practical issues (e.g., social security card, bank account, visa);

A central library and several libraries free access;

5 museums at UNINA free-of-charge;

The University Sport Center (CUS) with discounted prices for gyms, swimming pools and other sport activities;

Services for the Active and Participatory Inclusion of Students (SInAPSi) that facilitate the participation in UNINA life;

Depending on the specific project, there will be access to microbiology and molecular biology laboratories, bioreactors and fermenters, equipment for metabolomics and clinical trials on humans and animals and all the research equipment and materials needed to develop each PhD.

The datacenter SCoPE (Cooperative System for multidisciplinary Scientific Computing), a set of computing and storage resources available by means of distributed computing paradigms, will be available and used for computational intensive analyses requested by for the projects.