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A postdoctoral position in “Focused Ultrasound therapy of brain tumors” will be available in the Center for Life Nanoscience at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CLNS@SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy).
The project will explore:
- Design of cell models to modulate the uptake of bioactive molecules through ultrasound exposure;
- Development of brain cancer mice models in vivo;
- Modulation of tumor growth by exposure to focused ultrasound treatment in vivo;
The ideal candidate should have experience with:
- Mechanisms of regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis and DNA damage response;
- Isolation and manipulation of neural cancer cells
- Main techniques of translational Molecular Medicine, Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology
- Good knowledge and handling of genetically modified mice.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an educational background in translational Molecular Medicine and Oncology or closely related fields.
Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in Cell Biology or Molecular Biology or Molecular and/or Translational Medicine and Oncology or closely related fields, a strong record of past research activity (at least three years).
We value scientists with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary research team.
An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.
Please, mention “Post Doc call in Focused Ultrasound therapy of brain tumors - BC 67974” in your application.
Please apply before: March 25, 2014.
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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.