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2 Post-Doc positions for Protein nanoparticles for Nanomedicine

 CB 71421- 71422 (draft)

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IIT (http://www.iit.it), is a private law Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 dated September 30th 2003 with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

Highly motivated and talented candidates with backgrounds in nanobiotechnology, biology, nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanochemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering or related areas are invited to apply for the advertised positions.

The project objective is to develop protein nanoparticles for drug-delivery. These nanoparticles should exhibit highly controlled physical/chemical properties (eg. monodispersion and size tunability) and smart features (either active or passive) in delivering conventional drugs or small molecules with antioxidant properties. Bio-conjugation with functional biomolecules and in vitro cell studies will be performed.

Applicants are expected to have hands-on experience in  synthesis of protein nanoparticles and their characterization, as well as their application to drug-delivery.

Experience in cell cultures is desired.

Eligibility criteria:

  • PhD in nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanochemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry or related areas.
  • Experience in protein nanoparticles characterization and quantification along with their bioconjugation.
  • Experience in albumin use for drug-delivery as well as knowledge of cell receptors-albumin (or albumin nanoparticle) interactions.
  • Experience in proteomic techniques (2D-DIGE, MALDITOFTOF, protein quantification) and data analysis by Decyder.
  • Proven track record of publications in the relevant technical areas and projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and ability to manage/write papers.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience and include additional health benefits.

To apply (deadline is October 30, 2015) please send a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the post, CV and names of 2 referees to Dr. Pier Paolo Pompa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) quoting “Post Doc position for Protein nanoparticles for Nanomedicine” in the subject line.

Please note that this position is contingent on the signature of the relevant Grant agreement

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to process his/her personal data.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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