Applications are invited for one Fellow position on Advanced imaging of nanoparticle/cell interactions
The Smart Bio-Interfaces Research Line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/smart-bio-interfaces) is opening one Fellow position in the framework of the ERC starting grant SLaMM.
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 beis expected to elaborate advanced imaging techniques for the analysis of nanoparticle/cell interactions, in particular applied to microfluidic models of the blood-brain-barrier.
Applicants must have a Master Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields.
Experiences with confocal microscopy, in vitro cell cultures, calcium imaging, and investigation of nanoparticle internalization pathway are mandatory. Experience in nanofabrication will be a plus. High level of English, both spoken and written, is an essential requirement.
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