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The King Saud University Vice Rectorate for Medical Specialties and the Vice Rectorate are accepting applications until December 12 to join the Graduate Studies Program studying for a Ph.D. in the University of Colorado Denver.

The program is in cooperation with KSU’s Obesity Research Center and is open to KSU lecturers and demonstrators, as well as holders of an M.S. or B.S. degree from the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, applied medical sciences or sciences and those expected to receive their B.S. by the end of academic year 2012-13.

Application for the Graduate Studies Program can be made in the following disciplines:

  • Clinical proteomics
  • Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry and molecular genetics

Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Academic records for B.S. and M.S. studies
  • Personal knowledge test in pertinent specialties
  • Personal interview
  • Fulfillment of the conditions of the University of Colorado Denver

Applicants should send the application form along with their CV and copies of their diplomas to the Obesity Research Center in KSU’s College of Medicine at

The application form can be downloaded at Deadline for submitting application:  12th December, 2012.

The Obesity Research Center is the first specialized center in Saudi Arabia for the comprehensive study of obesity and related disorders. It brings together cutting-edge equipment and exceptional expertise and focuses them on key facets of obesity research. The Center includes a sophisticated proteomics facility and several research laboratories specializing in molecular biology and genetics, cell culture, clinical chemistry and clinical-physiology laboratories.

With 13 schools and colleges and more than 130 degree programs, the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus offers a high-quality  education in the heart of the western United States. The Anschutz Medical Campus is a leading public university with a global reputation for excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement and clinical care.

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