AIRC-funded Postdoctoral position in Tumor microenvironment


A postdoctoral position is available in Enza Lonardo’s lab at the Institute of
Genetics and Biophysics Adriano Buzzati-Traverso (IGB-ABT, CNR), Naples,

The candidate will join a project focused on understanding tumor-stroma
crosstalk in pancreatic cancer.

Our primary goal is to understand the signaling pathways implicated in
epithelial stem cell fate, their alterations during cancer and metastasis, and
the interactions between tumor cells and microenvironment. We have a
multidisciplinary approach using mouse models, cell cultures, clinical tissue
samples and molecular and cell biology techniques to translate basic research
into clinically relevant results.


We are looking for a highly motivated person that is interested in
contributing to the field of tumor microenvironment and discover
mechanisms in cancer biology that will eventually lead to new treatments.
The successful candidate must have a PhD degree and have prior experience
in molecular biology and cancer biology.

The candidate should also have outstanding interpersonal skills, a pure
interest in science and at least one publication as first author in a peerreviewed
journal. Candidates with experience in cell culture, gene
manipulation in cancer cells (CRISPR/CAS9) and mouse manipulation will be
given preference.

We offer

• The opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research projects, work
closely with an international team of scientists and work in one of the leading
Institutes in Italy.
• A 3+2 -years full time contract, starting from March 2018. Renewal based on
Applications with cover letter (describing motivation and previous
experience), CV, publication list, doctoral degree certification, and 3
contacts for recommendation, must be sent to Enza Lonardo
(enza.lonardo@igb.cnr.it). Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled