Postdoctoral fellow in “Immunomodulation in Neurodevelopmental Disorders” - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 07/03/2019 - Expires on: 30/06/2019

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative candidate with a strong background and interest in neuro-immunological processes and neurodevelopmental disorders for a Post-Doctoral fellowship to join the “Genetics of Cognition” Research Line.

Previous expertise in flow cytometry and cell sorting, immune system, astrocytes and microglia functioning, or single cells sequencing are highly valued prerequisite.

The successful candidate will be working on collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects to investigate the functional interplay between the peripheral and brain immune system, and its impact on altered developmental trajectories evident in specific copy number variants microdeletion syndromes with high penetrance in the development of schizophrenia and/or autism (e.g. 22q11.2, 16p11.2). Parallel studies in human patients will also be performed.

The candidate must have published at least a first-author paper and have a PhD or equivalent degree in Immunology, Pharmacology, Statistics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Genetics, Bioengineering, Physics or comparable fields. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required. Applicants are expected to have a strong research track record and to be highly independent.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

Applications, including detailed Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and name and contacts of 2 referees, have to be submitted in PDF format to quoting “Postdoctoral fellow in “Immunomodulation in Neurodevelopmental Disorders CB 76498” in the subject of the e-mail.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 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 nano-biotechnologies.

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

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Francesco Papaleo
Involved Research lines
Genetics of Cognition


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