Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking for one junior post doctoral position which will focus on cancer therapies and imaging applications in the Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications Research group, under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Pellegrino.
Eligible candidates have recently obtained a Ph.D. and master’s degree in radiochemistry and/or nuclear medicine and have previous experience in cancer biology and non-invasive imaging techniques.
The candidate should have extensive experience in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, real time PCR and immunohistochemistry. Candidate must also have experience to work with patient samples as well as animal models. In particular, laboratory experience with cell culture, confocal microscopy and flow cytometric techniques is required. Practical experience in handling and measuring radioactive materials as well as imaging techniques such as bioluminescence and Cerenkov luminescence imaging in addition to analysis of imaging data is important. Experience to work with cancer stem cells and reporter genes will be an advantage.
Laboratory experience with radiolabeling protocols, the use of PET drugs/nanoparticles and the associated procedures of handling radioactive materials, as well as knowledge of characterization techniques such as radio-scanners and PET imaging is welcome.
The selected candidate will work on in vivo characterization of nanomaterials designed for cancer therapy.
Creativity and motivation to conduct research are mandatory, as well as good communication and writing skills in English.
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