We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Laboratory of Translational Oncology, coordinated by Luca Mazzarella MD PhD, that operates at the interface between clinical and basic research to explore molecular mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis and treatment.
The lab has recently received funding for a long-term project to study the interplay between systemic metabolism and antitumoral immune response with a particular focus on metabolic and epigenetic mediators. The project will make heavy use of single cell RNA sequencing, TCR profiling and ATAC-seq on mouse and patient samples. Some references to previous work include the following:
The candidate will join a young and energetic group with a highly multidisciplinary attitude, that includes researchers with diverse background in biology, medicine, pharmacology, physics, mathematics.
The institute benefits from access to state-of-the-art technology for sequencing, imaging/flow cytometry and high-performance computing, and close connection to the clinic with multiple prospective observational studies initiated to facilitate human sample collection
The applicant shall have:
- a PhD-level background in a related discipline
- at least one published or preprinted first-author paper
- excellent analytical skills with a good understanding of statistics,
- ability to work independently and as part of a team
- very good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated experience in immunology is highly desirable