Three years postdoc positions (two positions) in genome editing are available at the CIBIO Department of the University of Trento Italy, in the group of Prof. Anna Cereseto.
The positions are funded by a competitive salary supported by a European grant and by a private foundation.
The projects will lead candidates to establish an independent research program in genome editing, investigating innovative strategies for gene therapy.
The Laboratory of Molecular Virology (https://www.cibio.unitn.it/97/laboratory-of-molecular-virology) is interested in expanding the biotechnology tools for genome editing, in developing directed evolution strategies to reverse genetic mutations and harnessing cellular pathways to improve precise gene modifications. The lab is applying these technologies to develop novel approaches for the treatment of genetic diseases (Cystic Fibrosis). Lab webpage: https://www.cibio.unitn.it/97/laboratory-of-molecular-virology. Recent publications of the lab were geared toward strategies for improved precision in genome editing (Petris et al, Nature Comm. 2017; Casini et al, Nature Biotech., 2018).
The laboratory is part of the Department of Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento, which has been recently highly ranked world-wide by THE (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/). CIBIO research environment integrates a wide range of expertise (cellular-molecular biology, computational biology, informatics, chemistry, physics) where basic science co-exists with biomedical oriented translational approaches. CIBIO offers the possibility to work in an international, highly dynamic and stimulating research environment thanks to a streamlined organization, which can support researchers to readily adapt to new scientific challenges through cutting-edge research infrastructures. Postdoctoral researchers joining the lab gain access to CIBIO advanced facilities (https://www.cibio.unitn.it/42/core-facilities).
Finally, Trento is a beautiful small town nestled in the heart of the Alps, near the Dolomites UNESCO world heritage, with a vibrant University city life.
Interested candidates should submit their application including CV, a cover letter with description of research interests and the contact information of at least two referees to Anna Cereseto at email@example.com.
Priority will be given to those with previous experience in: genome editing and gene therapy, molecular and cell biology and eventually retrovirology (viral vectors development).