Post Doc in “Protein Engineering” - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Roma, IIT@SAPIENZA
Added on: 22/05/2019 - Expires on: 22/06/2019

A Postdoctoral position in “Protein Engineering” will be available in the Center for Life Nanoscience  at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CLNS@SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy) within the Nanotechnologies for Neurosciences Research Line.

The research activities cover areas of science of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences, and nano-biotechnology.

The Candidate will work in the Biochemistry Laboratory. The project will explore:

  • Development of in vitro use of protein based nanoparticles for targeted delivery
  • Application to the study of delivery of drugs and/or nucleic acids to neural cells
  • In silico design and in vitro development of protein based constructs
  • Development of intrinsic disordered proteins and fluorescence binding assay in the field of neurodegenerative diseases

Ideal candidates should have a PhD in Biochemistry or a related field and experience in protein expression and purification, protein structure determination, bioconjugation chemistry, protein based nanoparticles.

The position requires excellent and specific experience in:

  • Structural biology for protein structure determination
  • Bacterial and eukaryotic protein expression systems
  • Chemical manipulation of proteins (from protein purification to bioconjugate chemistry)
  • Spectroscopic UV-vis and fluorescence expertise

We value candidates with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary research team. An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and name and contacts of two referees to Prof. Giancarlo Ruocco and

Please apply before: 22/06/2019

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia  is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Giancarlo Ruocco
Involved Research lines
Nanotechnologies for Neurosciences


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