Postdoc Position on Optical Nanoscopy of oncogene-induced genomic damage - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 30/01/2019 - Expires on: 06/03/2019

IIT ( invites qualified level applicants for a Postdoc position at the Nanoscopy&NIC@IIT Research Line lead by Prof. Alberto Diaspro.

We are looking for a skillful and motivated young scientist with a background in biology, biophysics or closely related discipline with previous experience in fluorescence labeling and imaging. The candidate should ideally have documented expertise in fluorescence labeling, cell culture and manipulation and basic operation of the fluorescence microscope. Previous experience in super-resolution (especially STED) microscopy and/or imaging of the nuclear compartment will be considered a plus. Applicants close to finishing their PhD are also welcome to apply. Ability to work as part of a team is fundamental.

The project MFAG, Rif. 21931 - Optical nanoscopy to investigate the origin and evolution of oncogene-induced genomic damage – cup JJ56C19000090007 – funded by the Italian Association for cancer research, AIRC - involves the application of quantitative super-resolution imaging methods to investigate the origin of oncogene-induced genomic damage. To this end, the successful candidate will perform multicolor super-resolution imaging in an in vitro model of oncogene activation and integrate quantitative data obtained from imaging with information from genome sequencing analysis. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. The entire duration of the funded AIRC project is 5 years , renewable year by year.

Applications, including a CV, a short motivation letter highlighting your research interests (max one page) and name and contacts of 2 referees, should be submitted to Dr. Luca Lanzanò at , quoting “Postdoc Position on Optical Nanoscopy of oncogene-induced genomic damage CB: 76378” in the subject.

Deadline: March 6th 2019

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1200 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 nanobiotechnologies.

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

Involved Research lines
Nanoscopy & NIC@IIT


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