The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is a private Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 of September 30th 2003, with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.
A postdoctoral position will be available starting from December 1st 2012 in the Center for Life Nanoscience (CLNS, Rome, Italy) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to work on the establishment of new Immunotherapeutic approches against glial and neuronal brain malignancies.
The project will be focused on the development of innovative immunotherapeutic strategies against glial and neuronal brain tumors based on the isolation and re-infusion of cytotoxic effector cells and haematopoietic progenitor cells.
Ideal candidates should have a PhD in the field of Immunology. Significant experience in the isolation, phenotypic and functional characterization as well as in the study of the molecular mechanisms controlling the trafficking ability of distinct immune cell lineages or subsets is mandatory. A good knowledge of both Italian and English is essential.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of past research activity (at least 3 years) with publications in peer-reviewed top journals.
We value scientists with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary research team.
The employment will be for 3 years, renewable. An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.
Please, mention "Post Doc call in Immunotherapeutic strategies against brain tumors – BC 66460" in your application. The position is open until filled but, for full consideration, please apply before September 30th 2012.
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The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.