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Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an autosomal co-dominant disorder that increases the risk of developing a variety of diseases including pulmonary emphysema and cirrhosis of the liver. The Italian Registry for AATD is member of the all’Alpha1 International Registry (AIR), that comprises clinical, epidemiological and genetic data from more than 5500 patients with AATD. The main aims of the research are the elaboration and statistical analysis of these data to create case histories with homogeneous follow-up with the goal to better define clinical and prognostic aspects of liver and/or lung disease in patients with AATD. Moreover, the international logistic base to select patients cohorts for analysis of pathogenetic and theraputical aspects of AATD will be created.
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The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at: http://www.unipv.eu/on-line/Home/Ricerca/Assegnidiricerca.html.
Main requirements are:1) university degree awarded by Italian or foreign Universities recognized as equivalent - for the purposes of establishing the equivalence, candidates must provide the necessary documentation to enable the evaluating board to proceed with the qualification assessment; 2) scientific or professional curriculum suitable for conducting the research activity; 3) any Ph.D. title (Art 2- par. 1).
Further specific assessable qualifications (see Art. 6 - paragraph 6):
1)Research experience about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, attested by publications with high Impact Factor.
The application form, signed in original, have to be: 1) submitted by means of the standard template that can be found at the above address; 2) supplied with the scientific-professional curriculum and proof of identity; 3) supplied with the list of publications and copies of them; 4) supplied with any further documents / certificates / self-certification foreseen by Art. 4; 5) sent by post service (no e-mail, no website) in original paper copy to the Department of interest (see Art. 4). The candidate selection will take place on the basis of the documented qualifications and a personal interview, completed by a test concerning the knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Art. 6 - par. 1)
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