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Postdoctoral Research AssociatePosted by: San Raffaele Research Institute
Posted date: Jan-23-2018
A Postdoctoral position, funded by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC, Associazione
Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro), is available to join the newly-established Cancer Metabolism
Laboratory led by Dr. Simone Cardaci at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan (Italy).
The funded project aims at generating mechanistic understanding of the metabolic reprogramming
of cancer, identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in tumours and determining how the metabolic
landscape of the tumour microenvironment affects anti-tumour immune responses. These
objectives will be achieved by employing metabolomics, functional genomics and flow cytometryintegrated
approaches in chemically-induced and genetic mouse models of cancer.
You will have successfully completed a PhD in immunology (or a field relevant to the immunobiology
of cancer) and have research experience in tumour immunology and/or immunometabolism, proven
by good first-author publications record in recognized journals.
The position requires hands-on experience with multicolour flow-cytometry, aseptic cell
culture techniques and mouse models of cancer. Skills in gene editing technology (CRISPR/Cas9),
molecular cloning and microscopy would be highly helpful. English fluency and computer literacy are
a must. Importantly, you are expected to be a self-motivated researcher committed to developing
your academic career in cancer research, driven by scientific curiosity, with good ability to work
independently and be proactive in developing personal line of research on the topic of the group.
Research activity will be based at the Division of Genetics and Cell Biology within the San Raffaele
Scientific Institute, a forefront multidisciplinary biomedical research campus in Italy
(http://www.hsr.it/research/about-us/) . You will benefit from a dynamic and collaborative research
environment, access to state of-the-art research facilities
(http://www.hsr.it/research/organization/services-open-labs/) and a competitive salary,
commensurate to qualifications and experience (initial 2 year fixed term contract, with possibility of
extension up to 5 years).
Please send a full CV, brief motivation letter, a statement on your past research experience and
future research goals as well as contact details for three referees to Dr. Simone Cardaci
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place from March 2018 until the position is filled.
KEY REFERENCES: Sciacovelli et al, Nature (2016); Rizza et al, Cancer Res (2016); Cardaci et al, Nat.
Cell Biol. (2015); Zheng, Cardaci et al, Nat. Commun (2015); Cardaci et al, Autophagy (2012); Cardaci
et al, Cancer Res (2012); Cardaci et al, J. Cell Sci (2012).