1 Post-Doc Position – Advanced in vitro models for brain cancer research (Smart Bio-Interfaces) - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Pontedera, IIT
Added on: 14/07/2020 - Expires on: 07/08/2020

The Smart Bio-Interfaces Research Line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/smart-bio-interfaces) is opening one Post-Doc position, in the framework of the ERC starting grant SLaMM, on advanced in vitro models and their exploitation for nanovectors testing.

The Smart Bio-Interfaces research line, led by Prof. Gianni Ciofani, is active in the field of smart nanomaterials for nanomedicine, bio/non-bio interactions, and biology in altered gravity conditions, and it is located at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR) in Pontedera, Pisa. CMBR has fully equipped chemical, biological and microfabrication facilities, including clean rooms (class 1000 and class 10000), chemical laboratories, BSL2 biological laboratories, and equipment for molecular biology.

The candidate will work on the ERC granted project SLaMM (Magnetic solid lipid nanoparticles as a multifunctional platform against glioblastoma multiforme, EU contract number 709613), aiming at developing smart nanovectors for cancer therapy.

The selected candidate will be expected to have strong expertise in cell cultures, nanomedicine, and in micro/nanofabrication techniques for the preparation of microfluidic systems for biological investigations, in particular related to models of the blood-brain-barrier and of brain cancer microenvironment.

Applicants must have obtained their Ph.D. in one of the following areas: bioengineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology or related fields, from no more than 2 years at the date of application.,.

Experiences with microfabrication tools, confocal microscopy, and in vitro cell cultures are mandatory. Experience in blood-brain barrier-related research will be favourably evaluated. High level of English, both spoken and written, is an essential requirement.

Interested candidates should send their application (CV, list of publications, name and contacts of 2 referees) to applications@iit.it and to gianni.ciofani@iit.it by August 7th, quoting “1 Post-Doc Smart Bio-Interfaces - CB 78666” in the subject line.

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Gianni Ciofani
gianni.ciofani@iit.it
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