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Post-doctoral fellow Milan Company: San Raffaele - Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy Department of Microglia development Start in 01 April 2018 Duration: 3 years

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Human development and disease modeling Lab - Andrea Ditadi

One post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Ditadi at the SR-TIGET in Milan. Our lab combines developmental cell and molecular biology to understand normal and pathological human hematopoietic development, with a particular interest in studying the genetic origins for blood disorders and developing novel strategies for their treatment.

The successful candidate will be in the unique position to integrate stem cell biology, immunology and neuroscience to study human microglia development and functions at the molecular and genetic level using hESCs/hiPSCs and mouse models. This ambitious project entails the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, in vitro and in vivo assays and genomics. The position is open for a proactive self-motivated postdoctoral fellow, holding a PhD degree in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry or relevant field for no more than 4 years. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in immunology and/or neuroscience, cell biology and molecular biology, flow cytometry and have documented research experience in competitive labs, excellent communication and multi-tasking skills, and be team-oriented. Proficiency in in oral and written English is a must, while competence in bioinformatics and epigenetics is a significant asset but not required. The position can start on April 1st at the earliest and is available for three years.

Milan is a vibrant international city and is an excellent location for arts, commerce, design, entertainment, fashion and gastronomy. The host institution (Ospedale San Raffaele) is one of the leading research institutes in Italy. We offer excellent working conditions, including a highly competitive salary, state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures (Next-Generation Sequencing, Cell Sorting and Imaging, Animal Facilities, GLP laboratories), and direct access to clinically relevant human samples. SR-TIGET is a world-leading Institute in the areas of gene and cell therapy for the treatment of human genetic diseases; thus, our projects benefit from close collaborations with active clinicians and are expected to accelerate the development of techniques that could be translated to the clinic.

Informal enquiries and applications can be sent to Dr. Andrea Ditadi ( describing briefly career goals and including CV and contact information for 2-3 references.

PhD position in spinal cord physiology Modena Company: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Department of Biomedical, metabolic and neural sciences Start in 01 November 2019 Duration: 3 years

We are selecting candidates for a PhD fellowship in Neuroscience. The research project will be focused on the characterization and modulation of sensory pathways in the rodent spinal cord, by using electrophysiology, optogenetics and 2-photon microscopy. A Bachelor Degree in scientific topics is required. Previous experience in electrophysiology is preferred.

For information contact:
prof. Rita Bardoni
Phone: +39 059 2055227

Postdoctoral positions: in vivo-EEG for epilepsy research Modena Company: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Department of Dept. Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences Start in 15 January 2019 Duration: 1 year renewable

The Laboratory of Experimental Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology invites applications for 2 post-doc positions to investigate seizure disappearance and repair of the epileptic brain by means of functional intelligent biohybrids.

This is a high-risk/high-gain project, recently selected for funding within the EU funding scheme FET Proactive (Grant Agreement n°824164 - Acronym: HERMES). The successful candidate will work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international environment. The research consortium gathers together experts in tissue/organoid bioengineering, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, neuromorphic engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The successful candidate will take care of epilepsy models, neurosurgery, in vivo video-EEG recordings and analysis. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Contracts will last 1 year, renewable.

Applicants must have:
• Scientific degree (Biology, Medicine, Biotechnology, …)
• PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology or related disciplines
• past experience with electrophysiology techniques.

Fundamental experimental skills:
• Animal models of epilepsy
• Behavioral analysis of epileptic seizures
• Expert knowledge of electrophysiology recordings and analysis.

Fundamental personal skills:
• highly motivated and goal-oriented
• creative and independent thinking
• team-oriented and collaborative attitude
• capable of working under pressure
• excellent written and spoken English.

• In vivo video-EEG recordings and analysis
• Neurosurgery experience.

The application package should include:
• extended CV, highlighting the names of supervisors
• letter of motivation (max 1 page)
• name, contact information, and letters of recommendation of two referees.

Please send your application by email to by January 6th, 2019.

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