“Computational and Chemical Biology” Research Line is looking for an experienced PhD level Scientist to head a new small research group devoted to the design, chemical synthesis and testing of innovative nucleic acid-based drugs.
Candidates’ areas of expertise should include short and long noncoding RNAs, siRNAs and antisense oligonucleotides.
The research activities in which the scientist will be particularly involved are the use of chemical epitranscriptome modifications and the therapeutics for neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases. The scientist will be also responsible for managing the operation of an oligonucleotide synthesis facility and an analytical team working on purification and quality assessment of the oligonucleotide products. The scientist will take advantage of the highly competitive environment in molecular and cellular neurobiology as well as in molecular modeling and drug design which IIT can offer.
Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.
Please submit your applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, 3 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “Researcher position “RNA synthesis” CB 76606” in the subject line.
Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly in PDF format to email@example.com.
Deadline: May 30, 2019
The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.
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 along with a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide. The institute has been recruiting an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. Its 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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