IIT invites applications for one Post-Doctoral position on Biological testing of Smart Nanoparticles for Brain Drug Delivery.
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.
The 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, 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 in the framework of the ERC project Magnetic solid lipid nanoparticles as a multifunctional platform against glioblastoma multiforme (SLaMM) aiming at developing smart nanovectors for cancer therapy. The SLaMM project is funded by the European Union's H2020 ERC Programme with Grant Agreement 709613.
The selected candidate will be expected to analyze, both at genotype and phenotype level, effects of drug-loaded nanovectors on cancer cells and on in vitro models of blood-brain barrier, focusing in particular on transcytosis mechanisms.
Applicants must have a PhD Degree in one of the following areas: Molecular biology, Biotechnology, or related fields.
Experiences with molecular investigations of biological systems, genomics and transcriptomics studies, and neurobiology are mandatory. Experience with transfection strategies and in vivo studies will be favorably evaluated. Both junior and experienced (maximum 5 years of post-doctoral experience) candidates will be considered for the position. High level of English, both spoken and written, is an essential requirement.
Interested candidates should send their application (CV, list of publications and contacts of 2 potential referees) to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 7, 2018 quoting “1 Post Doc Smart Bio-Interfaces – CB 75029”.
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