The Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies (NBT) is located in the Central Research Laboratories in Genoa. In NBT different groups with strong multidisciplinary expertise work together and take advantage of many state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including a NGS sequencing facility hosting an Illumina Hi Seq system.
IIT invites applications for 2 postdoctoral positions to study molecular mechanisms underlying T-Cell exhaustion by integrating System and Synthetic Biology approaches.
T cell exhaustion is a dysfunction phenomenon that occurs upon prolonged exposure of T cells to antigens (i.e. chronic infections, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders) that causes the inability of inducing a strong immune response.
The project will be developed in close collaboration with UCLA, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM, Naples) and University of Edinburgh.
The successful candidates must be highly talented and motivated scientists holding a PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology or related disciplines and having a previous experience with molecular biology, mammalian cellular biology and flow cytometry.. Experience with lymphocytes T cells, microRNA, and RNA-seq is highly desirable. Knowledge of microfluidics is a plus.
Salary and benefits will be competitive for international standards.
To apply please send a CV, including publication list, and names of 2 referees to email@example.com quoting “Postdoctoral positions in System and Synthetic Biology applied to Immunology CB 74102 CB74103”.
Please apply before 27th October, 2017.
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